NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 Debut: EVGA, ZOTAC - HotHardware

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 Debut: EVGA, ZOTAC

3 thumbs up

Over the last few days, we've have the opportunity to evaluate a couple of GeForce GTX 465 cards from EVGA and Zotac. Both of which are pictured below...

  

  
Zotac GeForce GTX 465

The Zotac GeForce GTX 465, save for its custom decals, is essentially a reference GeForce GTX 465. Its GPU, shader, and memory clocks are 607MHz, 1215MHz, and 802MHz (3208MHz data rate), respectively. The card features a 1GB GDDR5 frame buffer and requires two 6-pin PCI Express power connections (max TDP is 200W). The outputs on the GeForce GTX 465 are identical to the 470 and 480 (dual, dual-link DVIs and a mini HDMI) and it is a dual-slot design that looks identical to the GeForce GTX 470.

Zotac includes all of the usual suspects with their card like a user's manual and installation guide, a drivers CD, a case badge, a pair of dual-Molex to 6-pin power adapters, and a VGA to DVI adapter, along with an HDMI to mini-HDMI adapter.

  

  
EVGA GeForce GTX 465 Super-Clocked

EVGA's GeForce GTX 465 SuperClocked Edition looks just like Zotac's offering, except for its decals, of course. But under the hood, it's a little bit different in that its GPU core, shaders and memory are clocked somewhat higher. The EVGA GeForce GTX 465 SuperClocked has a 625MHz GPU clock, with 1250MHz shaders, and 1GB of GDDR5 memory running at 810MHz (3240MHz data rate). With its higher clocks, the EVGA GeForce GTX 465 SuperClocked Edition will obviously perform somewhat better than pure reference cards, but it will also cost a bit more too.

As for the GeForce GTX 465 SuperClocked Edition's bundle, EVGA includes a user's manual, case badge, and drive CD, in addition to a pair of dual-Molex to 6-pin power adapters, a VGA to DVI adapter, and a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.

Article Index:

0
+ -

I don't know. I appreciate there being a GTX card that's under 300 dollars but I'll spend the extra $50 to get the extra functionality.

0
+ -

There is a typo at the bottom of page 1:

Ultimately ,the GeForce GTX 265 has less compute power, a lower fillrate, and less memory bandwidth than the more powerful members of the GeForce GTX 400 series, but it also requires less power and cost less. Cards from EVGA and Zotac coming up next.

0
+ -

Completely not impressed.  $279 dollars for this thing?  I found several 5850's for $289~299 with a one minute search.  Add in eyefinity and 25 idle/50 max watts less power, I don't see a reason to even consider this card when a twenty spot more will get you the mid high-end ATI card.

0
+ -

@slugbug--Thanks! Fixed!

0
+ -

I have a hard time really getting excited about these cards. They are not horrible, its just that the red team came out so strong this time around.

0
+ -

At least Nvidia users are getting more for their money now. 

Maybe they are finally figuring out that they aren't able to rape their customer base like they could two years ago.

Die hard Nvidia Fanboys sure are a funny creature! I think they are so intense because they feel they have to justify how they just spent twice as much for the same performance? It is good to see some healthy competition between the big two. I dont care what name is there, just give me performance that rocks, and is not going to be outdated two months from now.

I am sure in a few months they will be coming out with their 3D I-Nvidiaeye quadro-port cards!

Login or Register to Comment
Post a Comment
Username:   Password: