Gigabyte GTX 460 or 465

I am trying to decide which graphics card to purchase and I am looking for a quiet and cool running card somewhere around the $200 price range. I want to buy in the next week if possible. I believe I have decided on the NVIDIA route and am confused about the differences between the GTX 460 and the GTX 465.

NewEgg has the

GIGABYTE GV-N465UD-1GI GeForce GTX 465 1GB for $189 after rebate
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 1GB for $229 no rebate.


All of the reviews I have read are excited about the 460 at its current price point and were dissapointed with the 465 at its old price point. With the 465 being less expensive is it the better buy compared to the 460?

Thank you for your advice,
Dan
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  1. What is your resolution?
    Id say get a 768MB GTX460 for $189.
  2. Just read the Tom's article and it will tell you what you need to know. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf104-fermi,2684.html

    Personally I'd go for the GTX 460 1GB card. for $230 it is worth it and many of the one out are already overclocked a bit. They run much cooler and use less power than the GTX465.
  3. Timop said:
    What is your resolution?
    Id say get a 768MB GTX460 for $189.


    When I've finished building the new system I plan on running at 1920x1080
  4. Go with the GTX 460 its noticeably faster than GTX 465 but choose the one suggested by Timop ...it's cheaper than what you have in your mind...
  5. jay2tall said:
    Just read the Tom's article and it will tell you what you need to know. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf104-fermi,2684.html

    Personally I'd go for the GTX 460 1GB card. for $230 it is worth it and many of the one out are already overclocked a bit. They run much cooler and use less power than the GTX465.


    I've read that article too, it is very helpful.

    My understanding on the 460 768mb is that it is less powerful than the 465 1gb and at least with that current deal they are equally priced. What I am confused on though is whether a $40 decrease in price is worth the hotter power hungry 465 compared to the 460 1gb given that they result in similar FPS and have the same features in the end.

    Would you recommend the stock GTX 460 or do you believe the Gigabyte version for the same price is a good buy?

    Thanks again for your quick replys
  6. I do like the Gigabyte coolers they use. MSI has a cool setup as well. I'm also a fan of Asus.

    Factor in that the GTX 460 overclocks very well, if you are into that. People have been getting them well over 800MHz without much problem. Alot of the stock cards are factory OCed as well.
  7. i was told never to get a gtx 465 unless someone gave it to me for free, lol, the gtx 465 runs at much higher temps
  8. Get a gtx 460. Based on the GF104 and actually much more efficient than the GF100 (which the gtx 465 is based on)
  9. Get this card, this cyclone cooler is fantastic, card comes factory overclocked and u can push it much further.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510
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