Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 Tested by Chinese Site

It's been no well-kept secret, and now we see early, semi-real evidence that there will soon be a new addition to the Fermi family.

A GeForce GTX 460 with 1GB RAM has been spotted on several European e-tailer websites.

Now adding to that today is a discovery of a GeForce GTX 465 benchmarked on Chinese website eNet. According to the report, the GTX 460 was renamed to 465 because Nvidia is saving the 460 number for a GF104 part, while the 465 is still using the same GF100 as the current Fermi chips on the market.

What sets this GTX 465 example apart from the GTX 470 already on the market is that there are 352 stream processors, 1GB of RAM, and a 256-bit memory interface, while the GTX 470 has 448 stream processors, 1280MB of RAM, and a 320-bit interface.

The GTX 465 keeps the same 607MHz GPU and 1,215MHz shader clock, but it has an effective 3,206MHz clock for the GDDR5 memory, which is down from the 3,348MHz on the GTX 470.

From its benchmarks, eNet says that the GTX 465 is "slightly faster" than an ATI Radeon HD 5870 running Far Cry 2, but it was "significantly slower" than an ATI Radeon HD 5830 in Crysis Warhead, and it performed somewhere in between an ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 in Unigine Heaven benchmark.

Early European pricing suggests that this card could launch at around $300. Hopefully we'll know more by the time Computex rolls around next month.

(via Tech Report.)

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
    Waiting for detailed review by Tom!!!
  • p1n3apqlexpr3ss
    Agreed, if this card doesnt run as hot and draw as much power, we could see a nice price battle between the 5850 and it = win for us :D
  • shadow187
    So it beats an HD5870 in an nVidia-favoring game, loses to an HD5830 in the true competition of GPUs, and beats an HD5850 in a Fermi(tessellation)-favoring game.

    Basically, it's an HD5830, or worse.
  • salgado18
    But... can it fry an egg?
  • liquidsnake718
    These tests posted above are just a few out of a slew of real world, real app, and synthetic tests. It doesnt mean anything, as this is just Nvidias marketing and wishful thniking.

    My first guess is this a defective GTX470 that didnt get the "pass" for quality control the first time out much like the 5830 which were defective disabled 5870's. Marketing at its best as a lower end variant that will eventually be harder to find later on. This is also like the GTX275.
  • shin0bi272
    waiting for gtx485 instead.
  • ravewulf
    I wonder if the GF104 (the 460, not the 465) will come with heat and power usage improvements
  • I'm just waiting for the DX-11 & PhysX & 3D Vision "8800GT-Price/Performance" Nvidia card. I'm not a fanboy but can't understand the hurry to switch to DX11 buying an ATI Card or the first Fermi ones- 3D Vision is an Nvidia thing /PhysX is an Nvidia thing and there are more titles using PhysX than DX11... I'll say that there are even more titles using PhysX than DX10 `cause there are no practically games in the market full DX10/11 coded and you're all talking of spending money on eye poppy FPS Vsync Off (Tearing). 3D monitors will cost always less than an eyefinity system and btw you just need to wait for the next Fermi gen `cause for playing 1200p 1080p 720p 30 FPS average games Pc nowadays and even next gen games every high segment card from the last two gens can outperform console settings. Also Nvidia Cuda is great. So if the question is price the answer is wait... ATI 5000 and Nvidia Fermi series card are terribly expensive card 'cause by now this cards are not required... just luxury products. Fermi is just the new 8800GTX. Maybe the thing will change next month with the Microsoft plans for Visual Studio 10 and updates on DirectX 11 DirectGPU...
    Other pretty important thing to happen soon will be Optimus/Mobile Fermi based laptops and a lot of you don't give the importance to drivers that they deserve... and Nvidia is a lot better and faster improving, sometimes f_kin than ATI. Sometimes I just wonder if some people likes more the games or if the real game is FRAPS.
    M. (spain- sorry about my english)
  • meat81
    Am I alone in wondering when nvidia's dual GPU card (perhaps GTX495?) based on the 400 series comming out?
  • fisshy
    All i Can Say Is... GO ATI!:D