MSI GeForce GTX 465 Twin Frozr II 10

MSI GeForce GTX 465 Twin Frozr II Review

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The Card

MSI's GTX 465 Twin Frozr II is dominated by the big shiny heatsink installed on it. Due to the heatsink design, the card extends a bit further toward the top than most other graphics cards. Since the difference is rather small, this shouldn't be a problem in almost all cases on the market.

Just like the NVIDIA reference design, the card occupies two slots in your system.

The card has two DVI ports and one mini-HDMI port. Unlike AMD's latest GPUs, the output logic design is not as flexible. On AMD cards vendors are free to combine six TMDS links into any output configuration they want (dual-link DVI consuming two links), from what we know so far, on NVIDIA, you are fixed to two DVI outputs and one HDMI/DP in addition to that. NVIDIA confirmed that you can use only two displays at the same time, so for a three monitor setup you would need two cards.

NVIDIA has included an HDMI sound device inside their GPU which does away with the requirement of connecting an external audio source to the card for HDMI audio. The HDMI interface is HDMI 1.3a compatible which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192 kHz / 24-bit. NVIDIA also claims full support for the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification which will become important later this year when we will see first Blu-Ray titles shipping with support for 3D output.

You may combine up to four GTX 465 cards in SLI for added performance or improved image quality settings.

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