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Zotac GeForce GTX 465 Summary

As for the specific GeForce GTX 465 we have tested today, the graphics card from Zotac is a copy of the reference sample, differing from it with the stickers only. The product comes in robust and pretty-looking packaging and has all the accessories necessary for using it. However, our sample was prone to overheat and, consequently, was very noisy. We don’t know if all other versions of GeForce GTX 465 behave like that, too. Anyway, if you want to buy a GeForce GTX 465 for some reason, the Zotac card will be a good choice.

Highs:

  • High minimal performance;
  • High performance with enabled tessellation;
  • Wide range of supported FSAA modes;
  • Improved CSAA/TMAA quality;
  • Minimal effect of FSAA on performance;
  • DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and DirectCompute 11 support;
  • CUDA and PhysX support;
  • Fully-fledged hardware HD video decoding;
  • High-quality HD video post-processing with scalability;
  • HDMI 1.3a support;
  • 7.1 sound over HDMI including HD formats and LPCM.

 Lows:

  • Low performance for its price segment;
  • Yields to GeForce GTX 275 in a number of cases;
  • Insufficient performance of the TMU sub-system;
  • Low memory sub-system bandwidth;
  • High power consumption;
  • High noise;
  • Tendency to overheat;
  • Modest overclocking potential;
  • No Protected Audio Path support;
  • Output to three displays supported only in SLI mode.
 
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