Help me decide between GTX 460 and 465(Stream Processors differ)

EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked
1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE
1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I can't decide between the two.
The 465 is slower in everything but it has more stream processors...
I can't tell how big of a difference stream processors make compared to the overall speed loss

I've also heard noise problems about the external exhaust but I also heard it's not that bad?

Thanks :)

GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi)
Core Clock 625MHz
Shader Clock 1250MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Effective Memory Clock 3240MHz

GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi)
Core Clock 763MHz
Shader Clock 1526MHz
Stream Processors 336 Processor Cores
Effective Memory Clock 3800MHz
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  1. the 465 is technically better than the 460... and by technically i mean before you overclock it.

    if you plan on using stock speeds then the 465 will in fact be better. if you are willing to overclock the 465 or even risk bricking the card you can sometimes unlock a 465 into a 470 by reenabling parts of the chip. this makes the 465 a kind of attractive option but again there are risks associated with it.

    all in all the 460 if more efficient and mroe overclock friendly for most cases i'd reccomend it... but the 465 might be the best option if you're a real tweeeker and wanna take some risks :D
  2. I probably won't be overclocking the card as it should already be fast enough for me :)
    I'm leaning towards 465 now!
    The unlocking into 470 explains why the cards look very similar lol
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    Looking at the benchmarks, they trade blows before you overclock. One nice thing about the 460 is they are quieter and use less power. It looks as though the 460 1GB wins more than loses.
  4. its iffy, you have to get the vertion with the full 10 memory chips

    basically you reflash the bios and hope it works.. it might be sucessful it might fail and you can usually restore to 465 again.

    note this will not necessarily work, at worst it will likely void your warrenty but there is a possibility of a 470 but due to defects it may require it to stay at stock frequesncies.

    the 460 by contrast is more efficient and you can get good factory overclocks out there that make it attractive as well
  5. The GTX 460 does FP16 calculations in 1 clock cycle, while the GTX 465 does it in 2 (as do the 470 and 480). This subtle architectural difference is so successful the new GTX 570 and 580 adopted it as well. On paper, the 465 has some advantages, but overall the 460 is a better card, and often outperforms the 465, even without taking overclocking into account.
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