in: Features - Graphics Card | July 4, 2010 | by: Oik Yusuf Araya

NVIDIA GTX 465: A Mainstream Version of NVIDIA Fermi

One day before the start of Computex 2010 in Taipei, NVIDIA launched its first mainstream DirectX 11 GPU, the GeForce GTX 465. Naming wise, this particular GPU is positioned below the GTX 470, but it’s based on the same Fermi architecture. That would give it all the features of the GT 100, except the speed of course. It’s not too far off from the release of high-end Fermis, so it looks like NVIDIA wanted to act fast and close the gap in mainstream market segments. Perhaps we can expect to see other variations of Fermi within the next couple of months as well.



GeForce GTX 275 GeForce GTX 465 GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 480
Core Clock 633 MHz 608 MHz 607 MHz 700 MHz
Shader Clock 1404 MHz 1215 MHz 1215 MHz 1401 MHz
Memory Clock (effective) 2268 MHz 3208 MHz 3348 MHz 3696 MHz
Memory Size 896 MB 1024 MB 1280 MB 1536 MB
Memory Interface 448-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Stream (Shader) Processors 240 352 448 480

Compared to its higher end siblings, the GTX 465 is a bit lacking when it comes to technical prowess. Its video memory amount/ interface, and stream processor number are all reduced to distinguish it from the flagship GTXs. The GTX 480 and GTX 470 are 32-stream processors apart, the gap widens to 96 stream processors, between the GTX 470 and GTX 465.


GeForce GTX 465 GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 480
DirectX Version 11 11 11
Shader Model 5 5 5
OpenGL 3.2 3.2 3.2
Fabrication Process 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA PhysX™-ready Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology Yes Yes Yes
Bus Support PCIe 2.0 x 16 PCIe 2.0 x 16 PCIe 2.0 x 16
Maximum GPU Temperature 105 °C 105 °C
Maximum Graphics Card Power 215 W 250 W
Minimum Recommended Power Supply 550 W 550 W 600 W
Power Connectors 6-pin x2 6-pin x2 6-pin + 8-pin

The GeForce GTX 465 has every bit of features supported by the Fermi family of GPUs. It needs at least a 550 watt PSU, which puts it on a par with the GeForce GTX 470 in term of power requirement.

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