NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI is a high-end laptop graphics solution based on two GTX 485M graphics cards. With SLI, each card usually renders a single frame (AFR mode). Therefore, it may suffer from micro stuttering in low fps ranges of 30fps. This happens because of different timespans between two frames (e.g. irregular delays between sequential frames).

The GeForce GTX485M SLI supports the same features as a single GTX 485M card. Therefore, it supports DirectX 11 and is produced in a 40nm fabrication process at TSMC. 

Unlike the GeForce GTX 480M, the 485M is no longer based on a trimmed down GF100 core, but on the GF104 core instead. The latter has been designed for the consumer sector and has 384 cores maximum if completely enabled. More information on the GF104 core can be found on the GTX 485M page.  

The performance of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M SLI is clearly better than the GTX 480M SLI and is therefore the fastest graphics solution for laptops as of early 2011. It allows the user to play all current games in high resolutions and detail settings with Antialiasing activated. Only Metro 2033 and Crysis may stutter with high Antialiasing and maximum details. Compared to a single GTX 485M, the performance from the SLI combination should be about 40% higher on average (with high details and Antialiasing). Compared to Crossfire solutions by AMD, the Nvdia SLI drivers have the advantage as of this writing.

As the GeForce 300M series, the GeForce GTX 485M supports PureVideo HD with VideoProcessor 4 (VP4 with Feature Set C). This means that the GPU is able to fully decode HD videos in H.254, VC-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 ASP. Using Flash 10.1, the graphics card can also accelerate Flash videos.

What's new in the GF104 chips compared to the GF100 (480M) is the support for Bitstream transfer of HD Audio (Blu-Ray) via HDMI. Similar to the HD 5850, the GTX 485M can transmit Dolby True HD and DTS-HD via Bitstream to compatible receivers without quality loss.

The rendering cores of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M can be used for general calculations using CUDA or DirectCompute. In other words, the encoding for HD videos can be done significantly faster by using the shader cores of the GPUs instead of using modern CPUs. PhysX is also supported by the mobile Fermi to calculate physics effects in supported games. Furthermore, a single GTX485M can be used to calculate PhysX while the other card can render frames in the SLI setup.

Compared to desktop GPUs, the Geforce GTX 485M SLI is most similar to two Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 cards running in an SLI configuration.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 400M Series
GeForce GTX 485M SLI 768 @ 575MHz256 Bit @ 1500MHz

GeForce GTX 470M SLI

576 @ 535MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz

GeForce GTX 480M SLI

704 @ 425MHz256 Bit @ 1200MHz

GeForce GTX 460M SLI

384 @ 675MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz

GeForce GTX 485M

384 @ 575MHz256 Bit @ 1500MHz

GeForce GTX 470M

288 @ 535MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz

GeForce GTX 480M

352 @ 425MHz256 Bit @ 1200MHz

GeForce GTX 460M

192 @ 675MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz
CodenameN11E-GTX-A1
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *575 MHz
Shader Speed *1150 MHz
Memory Speed *1500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2x2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption100 Watt
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_gtx...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5334      avg: 5334 (33%)     median: 5334 (33%)     max: 5334 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5468      avg: 5468 (42%)     median: 5468 (42%)     max: 5468 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23082      avg: 23092 (50%)     median: 23092 (50%)     max: 23102 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 24816      avg: 24830 (64%)     median: 24830 (64%)     max: 24844 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23286      avg: 23415 (78%)     median: 23415 (78%)     max: 23544 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 29690      avg: 29690 (81%)     median: 29690 (81%)     max: 29690 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 87591      avg: 87591 (58%)     median: 87591 (58%)     max: 87591 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 78.5      avg: 78.5 (42%)     median: 78.5 (42%)     max: 78.5 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16005      avg: 16005 (61%)     median: 16005 (61%)     max: 16005 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.15      avg: 2.2 (3%)     median: 2.2 (3%)     max: 2.15 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.74      avg: 0.7 (1%)     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.74 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.42      avg: 6.4 (10%)     median: 6.4 (10%)     max: 6.42 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.37      avg: 1.4 (7%)     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 1.37 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.4      avg: 7.4 (7%)     median: 7.4 (7%)     max: 7.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.23      avg: 10.2 (13%)     median: 10.2 (13%)     max: 10.23 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 22.62      avg: 22.6 (28%)     median: 22.6 (28%)     max: 22.62 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.21      avg: 5.2 (8%)     median: 5.2 (8%)     max: 5.21 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 44.82      avg: 44.8 (41%)     median: 44.8 (41%)     max: 44.82 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5658      avg: 5658 (47%)     median: 5658 (47%)     max: 5658 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.5      avg: 7.5 (95%)     median: 7.5 (95%)     max: 7.5 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.5      avg: 7.5 (95%)     median: 7.5 (95%)     max: 7.5 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
167  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
125.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
128.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
119  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
637.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
426.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
307.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
199.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
145.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
139.5  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
132.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
323.8  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
105.3  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
94.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
65.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
149.6  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
141  fps      Compare
high 1600x900
89.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
198.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
192.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
168.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
361.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
212.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
190.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
142  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
189.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
157.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
142.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
109.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 5
low 800x600
202.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
143.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
138.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
139  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
126  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
234.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
197.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
177.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
114.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
228.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
138.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
283.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
202.4  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
195.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
154.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
158.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
92.8  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
76.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
209.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
96.7  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
78.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR G6400
Chrome9HD *