GeForce GTX 480 4-Way SLI Tested with FurMark



4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480
4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480

4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 running FurMark
4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 running FurMark



The guys at Hardware.Info have tested a 4-way SLI of GeForce GTX 480 … and since they are fearless, they ran FurMark on this crazy system.

The 1500W PSU (SilverStone Strider) was just enough to feed the complete system: the total power consumption of the complete rig running FurMark reached 1480 Watts. This is just insane!

4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 - power consumption
4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 – power consumption in KW: 1.48 = 1480W

This video shows the GPU temperatures, power consumption and the noise level: more than 76 dB. Okay, they stuck the db-meter on the cards, but honestly, it’s a little bit loud…




And acccording to the testers:

But again showed that only FurMark really can pull all the stops. The temperature went after a few minutes direction 110 degrees. The fans were running according to GPU-Z and 90% from two meters away you could feel the warm air just fine. With this benchmark we found why nVidia recommends, when triple-or quad-SLI GeForce GTX 480 setups by using water cooling. After about ten minutes the temperature rose so far that the system spontaneously stopped it

In some tests like Unigine Heaven (DX11 – 2650×1600) the 4-way SLI GTX 480 dominates the race with a small gain only while on other tests like DiRT 2 (DX11 – 2650×1600) the 4-way SLI is behind the 3-way SLI GTX 480:

4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 - Unigine Heaven 2.0 test
4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 – Unigine Heaven 2.0 test (Direct3D 11)

4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 - DiRT 2 test
4-way SLI GeForce GTX 480 – DiRT 2 test (Direct3D 11)

And from Engadget:

You could argue the system was CPU-limited, but Hardware.info used the fastest consumer chip available — so it seems there’s no place in today’s market for GTX 480 4-way SLI. Except, of course, for droolworthy snapshots like the above.

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