What is a GTX 465? With the release of the powerful DirectX 11 GTX 470 and 480, Nvidia wanted to have an option with a lower price point to compete with sales of the Radeon 5850.
This price point as of today’s release is $279.99 + shipping on Newegg.com. The card still uses the GF100 based Fermi 40nm architecture that is now in full production.
The GTX 465 vs 470/480
Here is a spec comparison of the GTX 465 vs GTX 470 vs GTX 480. Notice that the smaller price tag = a little less of everything.
|Card||GDDR5||Core Clock||Memory Clock||Memory Clock||Cuda Cores||Bus|
|GTX 465||1000 MB||607 MHz||1603 MHz (3206 MHz Effective)||1215 MHz||352||256-bit|
|GTX 470||1280 MB||607 MHz||1674 MHz (3348 MHz Effective)||1215 MHz||448||320-bit|
|GTX 480||1536 MB||700 MHz||1848 MHz (3696 MHz Effective)||1401 MHz||480||384-bit|
Their are 7 manufacturers with cards released today. EVGA, PNY, ASUS, MSI, Zotac, and Palit all are giving away a copy of Just Cause 2 with purchase (offer ends 6/30).
For some reason, Gigabyte does not give away a free game with their card. Also of note is that the Gigabyte and Palit cards feature non-reference coolers. All the cards are reference boards other than that. There are currently no factory overclocked options.