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Nvidia GTX 465 Shipped to Customer by Accident?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 49 comments

A customer getting a lot more than he bargained for, by getting less than he wanted.

Even though the GeForce GTX 465 hasn't been announced yet, it seems that one may have trickled out to a consumer who purchased a GeForce GTX 470 – and got less than he bargained for.

Username "Moratorius" bought a Galaxy GeForce GTX 470, but had difficulty installing it because the driver didn't recognize it. Through some file editing, he finally got it to install, but still something wasn't quite right.

The card was identifying itself as a GeForce GTX 465 along with having 1024MB of RAM, as opposed to the 1280MB that the GTX 470 is supposed to have.

The core clock of the card runs at 608MHz, and the 1024MB of GDDR5 has a clock speed of 3208MHz. The shaders are clocked at 1215MHz at 256 bits.

All of those specs match up with the leaked Asus GeForce GTX 465, so this could be the real deal.

The story is still developing, so check for the latest word (as well as benchmarks) from the case of the mysterious card on the Overclock.net forums.

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    Lmeow , May 22, 2010 6:12 AM
    What nConvenience for Moratorius. :lol: 
  • 40 Hide
    spks19 , May 22, 2010 6:06 AM
    Yeah, he's lucky it isn't the new 5.5 inch ipad... he'd be getting water boarded as we speak.
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    anamaniac , May 22, 2010 7:15 AM
    If I were him, I'd sell it to the highest bidder (news site), and then buy three GTX 480's and a new PSU...
    Anyone else?
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    cyber_jockey , May 22, 2010 5:26 AM
    Sounds like Nvidia is just trying to grab the media's attention
  • 28 Hide
    dameon51 , May 22, 2010 5:59 AM
    I hope the Nvidia goons don't bust down his door.
  • 40 Hide
    spks19 , May 22, 2010 6:06 AM
    Yeah, he's lucky it isn't the new 5.5 inch ipad... he'd be getting water boarded as we speak.
  • 43 Hide
    Lmeow , May 22, 2010 6:12 AM
    What nConvenience for Moratorius. :lol: 
  • 36 Hide
    anamaniac , May 22, 2010 7:15 AM
    If I were him, I'd sell it to the highest bidder (news site), and then buy three GTX 480's and a new PSU...
    Anyone else?
  • 28 Hide
    eddieroolz , May 22, 2010 7:24 AM
    Just watch Gizmodo buy this for $5000 + $2500 in hidden payments.
  • 19 Hide
    Gin Fushicho , May 22, 2010 7:55 AM
    He could sell it to the right person for plenty of money.
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    z0d , May 22, 2010 8:01 AM
    Auction it at e-bay
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    Anonymous , May 22, 2010 8:09 AM
    Lucky, yet unlucky at the same time. The irony!
  • 4 Hide
    DjEaZy , May 22, 2010 8:24 AM
    ... PR trick...
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    thepinkpanther , May 22, 2010 8:38 AM
    fully bench the card, send it back for the 470 then publish the results. thats what id do!
  • 17 Hide
    pyroghozt , May 22, 2010 10:20 AM
    LmeowWhat nConvenience for Moratorius.


    This comment is so lol, why are ppl downrating it WTF ROFL
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    Ehsan w , May 22, 2010 11:04 AM
    This is basically Nvidia stealing apples idea. Same thing as what Apple did with the 4g iPhone...
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    JohnnyLucky , May 22, 2010 11:13 AM
    hmmmm..... publicity stunt? Lots of detail are missing from the article.
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    Anonymous , May 22, 2010 12:04 PM
    This us a WINFAIL
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    zoemayne , May 22, 2010 12:19 PM
    hopefully this will bring the price of the 5850 down
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    ganjasmk , May 22, 2010 12:37 PM
    So it's a 470 but doesn't have the cuts made eh?! That seems to be a possibility.
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    nforce4max , May 22, 2010 1:05 PM
    The bench scores are some what disappointing.
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    Regulas , May 22, 2010 1:05 PM
    dameon51I hope the Nvidia goons don't bust down his door.

    Why, because you are a Nvidia hater?
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    Usersname , May 22, 2010 1:12 PM
    Chant: Into The Microwave...Into The Microwave...Into The Microwave
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