In the raging battle between AMD and Nvidia over DirectX 11 supremacy, AMD has had a decided edge in price/performance ratios, if not raw performance. Now, Nvidia aims to rectify that with the GTX 465.
Like the GTX 470 (and even the GTX 480, for that matter), the GTX 465 uses the same Fermi chip, with key functional units disabled. This may be by choice or because of yield issues, given the massive size of Nvidia’s latest progeny. Whatever the case, it allows Nvidia to bring a card to market that’s generally priced just a little less than AMD’s sweet-spot card, the Radeon HD 5850. We’ve seen prices for the PNY card at around $280, as opposed to an average price ranging from $290 to $300 for the HD 5850.
MSI this week went and launched a pair of new Fermi graphics cards -- N470GTX and N465GTX -- sporting the company's Twin Frozr II cooling solution.
The Twin Frozr II comes with a dual-fan design that blows cold air over "big size fins." Combined with five heat pipes that run through the heatsink, MSI says the Twin Frozr II is capable of reducing temps by as much as 16C over Nvidia's reference cooler, while at the same time dropping down noise levels by up to 21.5dB. In boxing, that would be the equivalent of a mean left hook followed by a vicious uppercut.
In addition to performance gains in both cooling and noise, MSI claims it's using "military class components" on its Twin Frozr II cards, including solid Hi-c capacitors with 8 times the normal lifespan and no buzz noise. That's another way of saying these cards should withstand the rigors of overclocking.
A little over a week ago, Turkish website Donanimhaber leaked almost everything you cared to know about Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 465 videocard. Almost. Missing from the spec sheet was just how much power the card would consume, which according to the latest report from news and rumor site Fudzilla will be 200W.
Assuming Fudzilla is correct, that's 15W less than the GTX 470 and a full 50W less than the mighty GeForce GTX 480. Fudzilla went on to say that the thermal threshold for the 40nm chip will stay at 105C, just like both of the higher-end Fermi parts.
Nothing else has changed from what we last heard about this card. You can expect a pair of 6-pin power connectors, 1024MB of onboard memory, a 256-bit memory interface, and everything else we last reported (see here).
Computex is less than two weeks away, and it's during that time many are expecting Nvidia to announce a new graphics card, the GTX 465. Well, thanks to Turkish site Donanimhaber, the same site that accurately revealed GTX 470 and 480 specs ahead of launch, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Nvidia's upcoming GPU.
According to Donanimhaber, the GTX 465 is being built around the same GF100 core as the 470 and 480, but with five out of the 11 stream clusters turned off. That brings the stream processor count down to 352.
The core clockspeed will race along at 607MHz, the same as the GTX 470, while the stream processors will come clocked at 1,215MHz. You can expect 1GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus, along with two 6-pin PCI-E power connectors.