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Old August 19, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Don't get a 465. Only way its good is if you get a ridiculously good deal (in my mind close to price of a 460 1gb)
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Had a 465 for a day. I return it , my room got hotter when i used it. Best bet 460 or 5850.
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Old August 21, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Well, since this 465 is unlocked to a 470 then it may very well be a good deal. If it was a regular 465 I would say it doesn't float a candle to the GTX 460 in price/performance.

The only issue I see is that I don't know how many of them will OC past 800mhz. It looks like some people are definitely getting it up to 820 or 850mhz, but I don't know how likely that is. The GTX 460 will almost guaranteed OC past 800mhz. If it doesn't it won't be much lower than 800, but in many cases they go as high as 875mhz (mine does). At this speed, the 460 now competes against the 470 at stock clocks. For $100 less. So, IF you get another 30% OC out of the unlocked 465, is it worth the extra $100 in performance?

Maybe, maybe not. Up to you.
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Old August 21, 2010, 05:59 PM
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The twin Frozr cards have never cooled very well for overclocking. Was always more of a silent cooling solution.
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Old August 22, 2010, 09:32 AM
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I'd be cautious of any Card that exhausts into the Chassis.....these Fermi run hot...reference Cards are designed to "expel" / "exhaust" the hot air outside the chassis....for obvious reasons.
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Old August 22, 2010, 10:35 AM
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For the money, would you guys say a GTX 460 for $230 is better than the HD 5770 @ $140 - $160?

'Doesn't look like video cards are dropping in price much?
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Old August 22, 2010, 10:55 AM
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For the money, would you guys say a GTX 460 for $230 is better than the HD 5770 @ $140 - $160?
Does a bear sh*t in the woods? The 460 is like 2x the card of the 5770, even more if it unlocks to a 470.
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Does a bear sh*t in the woods? The 460 is like 2x the card of the 5770, even more if it unlocks to a 470.
It is impossible for a GTX 460 to unlock to a 470. Unless you meant 465 to 470.
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Old August 22, 2010, 12:15 PM
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I know the 460 is better but I'm asking for the money.. HD 5770 on sale at some places with rebate is $140. Almost $100 cheaper. I guess the 460 is still the better buy? The performance of it for just over $200 is tough to beat. 'Wonder why ATI doesn't have any price changes yet...
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Old August 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
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For the money, would you guys say a GTX 460 for $230 is better than the HD 5770 @ $140 - $160?

'Doesn't look like video cards are dropping in price much?
I'd say it depends on what you're using the cards for. The 460 is almost twice the GPU... for almost twice the price. They're probably roughly the same cost/performance ratio, but the 460 is the faster of the two of course.

If you're looking for a cost effective, great performing GPU, and you still want to keep the volume/temps down, I'd consider the MSI 460 Cyclone. You can get the 768MB version for $220.

If you want a budget minded GPU for an HTPC style rig that is also a capable entry level gamer, then grab a 5770.

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If you provide info on the rest of your build and the cards intended usage, you'll likely get a more relevant answer.
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