Today NVIDIA launches their GeForce GTX 465 Series. Like all other GTX 400 cards so far, the GTX 465 is based on NVIDIA GF100 "Fermi" GPU. NVIDIA positions their latest child in the sub-$300 market with an MSRP of $279. ZOTAC has sent us their GeForce GTX 465 which is the same as any other GTX 465 reference design, with the only difference being the sticker on the cooler and the bundle.
In order to meet their price/performance target, NVIDIA has disabled large sections of the GF100 GPU. This approach also gives NVIDIA the opportunity to sell GPUs that didn't qualify to be used on higher-end cards like the GeForce GTX 470 or 480. On the picture above, I have marked disabled sections in red. Please note that the "location" of the red boxes can be changed by NVIDIA to optimize their GPU harvesting - it's the number of enabled units that matters for the product to be called GTX 465.
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