Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Just Cause 2
This game’s integrated benchmark does not report the bottom frame rate.
The GeForce GTX 465 cannot be proud of its performance in this game as it is only as fast as the GeForce GTX 275. Overclocking accelerates it to the level of the Radeon HD 5850 but only works at low resolutions. In the Full HD and better modes the new card’s bottom speed is too low even at the overclocked frequencies. The GeForce GTX 470, on the contrary, copes well with the resolution of 1920x1080, indicating once again that the GeForce GTX 465 has been cut down way too much.
Resident Evil 5
This game has modest system requirements and the GeForce GTX 465 copes with it at any resolution, but does not look well against the competition, just as in the majority of other tests. It performs somewhat better with the new driver, yet cannot get close to the Radeon HD 5850. Overclocking helps make the gap smaller at low resolutions, but also makes the GeForce GTX 465 hotter and noisier than it normally is. There is no point in overclocking since Resident Evil 5 runs fast enough even on the non-overclocked GTX 465.
Street Fighter IV
The integrated benchmark does not report the bottom frame rate.
This is one of the few games where the GeForce GTX 465 does not look hopeless against the Radeon HD 5850. When overclocked, the new card is near to overtaking the more expensive GeForce GTX 470, which is indicative of a simple game engine. But the frame rate is high enough even at the default frequencies, so this overclocking has no practical worth.