GeForce GTX 480 is the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market. No matter the possible downsides, the card is still very powerful and if you can live with the high power consumption and manage the heat there is a lot to get. Our own tests showed that the card scaled well with frequency.Shamino and Kingpin decided to take it to the highest level. Over the last few weeks they have taken down every record of Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage series using four GeForce GTX 480.
Except from mastering four GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 4-way SLI they used EVGA SR-2 Classified with two Intel Xeon 5680 CPUs for some mighty processing power. All cooled by liquid nitrogen.
In 3Dmark Vantage Performance they managed to push the four graphics cards to 1,020 MHz GPU clock frequency and 1,250 MHz memory, while the processors operated at 5,500 MHz.
The complete system specifications were as follows;
- Motherboard: EVGA SR-2 CLASSIFIED
- CPU: 2 x Xeon X5680
- Graphics card: 4 x EVGA GTX 480 4-vägs SLI
- Memory: Corsair Dominator GTX2 8GB
- PSU: Antec 1200W
- CPU cooling: Kingpin F1 Extreme LN2 pot
- GPU cooling: Kingpin Tek-9 6.66 LN2 pot
The new world records aren’t just small improvements of the old ones, but in most cases pure devastation. Not all credit should go to NVIDIA and GeForce GTX 480 though, but much of it should go to the very capable hands that steered them right.