The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, introduced in 2010, was a flagship graphics card based on the Fermi architecture. With 480 CUDA cores and 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory, it delivered powerful gaming performance and supported DirectX 11, making it suitable for running modern games with advanced graphical features. The GTX 480 was known for its capability to handle demanding gaming and multimedia tasks at high resolutions. However, it was criticized for its relatively high power consumption and heat generation, which led to a reputation for running hot. While it's now considered outdated, during its time, the GeForce GTX 480 was a symbol of high-end gaming and computing power.