Fermi gets a bit more affordableAfter a few leaks and some early reviews on the Internet, the Santa-Clara, California-based graphics chip maker has finally announced the introduction of its much-anticipated GeForce GTX 465 graphics card, a solution that is based on a "crippled" Fermi GPU. Designed to provide consumers with an affordable alternative to the high-end Fermi GPUs that the outfit released earlier this year, the new card is now available for purchase at different on-line retailers all over the world.
It seems that NVIDIA waited for debut of this year's Computex show in Taiwan, to officially unveil the debut of its new GeForce graphics card. However, the announcement was made in a somewhat less official way, with the company using their blog page to detail the launch announcement. According to them, the card is now available for purchase from several of its board partners, including the usual suspects, such as ASUS, EGVA, MSI or Zotac, but with new models coming from the likes of Palit, Galaxy or PNY, as well.
The card's specifications are pretty much what leaked on the Internet, with 11 dedicated tessellation engines, support for NVIDIA SLI, PhysX, DirectX 11 and CUDA-support. As for the technical bits, there are 352 CUDA cores, a graphics clock speed of 607MHz, a Shader processor clock of 1215MHz and 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1603MHz. The card needs a dual-slot cooling solution and will require a minimum power supply of 550W, as the card-alone could eat up as much as 200W, in full-load, according to official specifications.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 465 is now available for purchase at Newegg for prices starting at US$279,99, without shipping. If you want to take a look at what the cards offer, in terms of performance, be sure to check out the reviews that have been published by our colleagues over at Hot Hardware, Guru of 3d, Tom's Hardware, Legit Reviews or Hexus.