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Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 1 GB Review: Zotac Puts Fermi On A Diet

Benchmark Results: DiRT 2

Originally one of the titles showcased by AMD to demonstrate DirectX 11 on its Radeon HD 5000-series cards, DiRT 2 actually seems to run better on Nvidia’s high-end GF100-based cards.

Once you get down to the GeForce GTX 465, though, performance is marginally better than the Radeon HD 5830 at 1680x1050 and 1920x1200, while the positions flip at 2560x1600.

Without anti-aliasing, the GeForce GTX 465 actually comes pretty close to the Radeon HD 5850, too. But this illustrates the problem we originally had with the Radeon HD 5830—mainly, it serves up similar performance to the old Radeon HD 4890, but is more expensive. If you have an older 4000-series board, the 5830 simply isn’t an inspiring part. Nvidia takes that problem and expounds it with a card that’s almost priced like a Radeon HD 5850, but doesn’t give us corresponding performance on a consistent basis. DiRT 2 sans AA is an exception to that generalization.

  • Annisman
    Dang, it looks like Nvidia has almost no real answers for the AMD/ATI lineup of cards. However, if this card can drop in price a little it may be competitive because of some of it's Nvidia-only features. I mean, it runs cooler and uses a fair amount less power than the 470 and 480, maybe this will become the Phsyx card to get ? Espescially if they could manage a single slot version and drop the price. Anyways, no competition is bad for everyone and I hope Nvidia can get their act together asap.
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  • fatkid35
    i'll stick to my crossfire'd 5770s. same money and same power consumption.
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  • tacoslave
    fatkid35i'll stick to my crossfire'd 5770s. same money and same power consumption.Or a 5870 same thing less problems but thats just me. oh and that thing got pwnd by a 5830 and thats not saying much.
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  • welshmousepk
    wow, the pricing of this thing is all wrong. given how well the the 480 and 470 sit in the market, this just seems like a pointless card.
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  • liquidsnake718
    How many times do I have to say that this is nothing but a marketing gimmick for defective GTX480's and possibly 470's as well. Like the 5830 which was a cut/gimped/ or limited 5850
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  • liquidsnake718
    sorry 5870 on the above comment
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  • bombat1994
    make it 60 cheaper and you might have a good card but i would buy a 5850 over this thing everyday of the weel
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  • dco
    retail is messed up they charge you for a brand not the product by comparison. Whats worse is that people will buy it.
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  • rohitbaran
    The GTX4xx line is definitely not the way it is to be played and this latest crappy piece of hardware further proved it. Hot and expensive but poor on performance. The more cards they launch, the clearer ATI's victory becomes.
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  • km4m
    Fail, fail, fail...suitable words for Nvidia at this moment.
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