Zotac GeForce GTX 465 Video Card Review

By on July 6, 2010
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Not everyone can afford the top-of-the line cards which is why we have the GTX465.

Editor's Score
The Verdict:
A pretty good card once the price drops to below AED 1000.

We ran our usual bunch of tests for both these cards. The tested is made up of the Intel 965 EE Quadcore CPU clocked at 3.2GHz with 3GB Corsair DDR3-1333 RAM on the ASUS II Rampage Extreme Motherboard. For drivers versions, we used the NVIDA 257.21 on the GTX 465 while the ATI 5850 was benchmed with catalyst 10.4.

The following tables compare the two cards in the different games we benchmarked these cards. Each of the game was tested under 1600×1200 and 1920×1200 resolution with 4x AA and 8x AA. AF was set to 16x whenever a game gave the option to.

Looking at the four games above, Far Cry 2 produces better lower and avergae frame rates with the Zotac GTX 465 and so is the case generally with Dirt 2 and BattleForge. Just Cause 2 is the only game that comes out better on the Radeon 5850. We should also mention that Just Cause 2 is the newest game in our test.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 465 ran fairly quietly in all our tests and while we don’t have anything to measure temperatures, the card never got as hot as the GTX 480 card. In conclusion, the Zotac GTX 465 is a pretty decent card for anyone except the extreme gamer. Even at 1920×1200 resolution at 8x AA, it managed to produce 30+ FPS in all games we tested. It’s selling for a bit more than its suggested price in the local market and we expect that to drop in the next couple of months and when it does, this would be a good card to buy.
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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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