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http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-149-99-a.html

"I am one of many who went for the refurbished gamble on Newegg with these cards, hoping for a black PCB to unlock. Unfortunately, their stock quickly sold. After some searching, I found Ascendtech selling them for almost as cheap. Have not received mine yet, so I do not know if they're unlockable or not.

It seems they have 2 separate versions. It appears as though you're paying $10 for the sticker.


$159.99"

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The issue with switching to two 465s is that you get no upgrade path like you would by getting another 570. I personally would just keep the 570 and when you no longer can max out games get a second one. By then newer GPUs will be out and you can buy a used 570 for pretty cheap off of the OCN marketplace.
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post #13 of 26
V-dub has a point.Any how,I just bought one here in the market place for $130.It wasa bit more than the Newegg refurbs but it was there at the time and the Refurbs we not.
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
The issue with switching to two 465s is that you get no upgrade path like you would by getting another 570.
Really?



I did it because its enough performance to hold me over until Kepler. Whether or not the OP is going to do the same is another question. Either way the performance boost is nice, I play with vsync and my 570 oc'ed could barely handle 8xMSAA without some dips in BF:BC2. Now I can play games perfectly fine with 16xQ CSAA with no dips in fps.

OP these are the cheapest right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...axy-_-14162052
Edited by nagle3092 - 7/27/11 at 5:03pm
 
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Really?



I did it because its enough performance to hold me over until Kepler. Whether or not the OP is going to do the same is another question. Either way the performance boost is nice, I play with vsync and my 570 oc'ed could barely handle 8xMSAA without some dips in BF:BC2. Now I can play games perfectly fine with 16xQ CSAA with no dips in fps.

OP these are the cheapest right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...axy-_-14162052
Sorry forgot about that. In regards to your FPS dropping I'm not sure what is up. I play BFBC2 maxed out with all AA at 1080P with my 470 and have never had any issues with FPS drop.
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Yeah I got my 570 today and had every setting maxed in BC2 @ 1080p and was getting solid 60fps with v-sync.
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Sorry forgot about that. In regards to your FPS dropping I'm not sure what is up. I play BFBC2 maxed out with all AA at 1080P with my 470 and have never had any issues with FPS drop.
Quote:
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Yeah I got my 570 today and had every setting maxed in BC2 @ 1080p and was getting solid 60fps with v-sync.
Are you guys forcing AA with nvidia control panel? Because if you are it doesnt, work thats why your getting higher fps. BF:BC2 will only apply AA if you leave the nvcp on "application-controlled".
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post #18 of 26
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Just curious. I've been reading some feedback of the 465 in sli. What's so wrong with these cards exactly? I might get a couple 460s.
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Nothing is wrong persay, it just depends on the price you can dig them up at.

The main thing is they are hot and power hungry, which for what they give in performance you can mitigate by going to 460 or 5** series and get about the same performance or more and lose the heat and power usage.

However, where they kick arse at is if you can get some 465's that unlock. Then you end up with a pretty nice setup that can compete with cards that cost $400+. Especially if they OC nice also once unlocked.

So that's why i say no to GTX 465, unless they can unlock imo. Key here is imo.

But there are many other points I'm sure others will hit on. I know heat seems to be the main thing that keeps most away from the upper 4** series.

And the fact you already have a GTX 570, although I guess for what they sell you could actually make some money and increase performance no matter which way you went.
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
Nothing is wrong persay, it just depends on the price you can dig them up at.

The main thing is they are hot and power hungry, which for what they give in performance you can mitigate by going to 460 or 5** series and get about the same performance or more and lose the heat and power usage.

However, where they kick arse at is if you can get some 465's that unlock. Then you end up with a pretty nice setup that can compete with cards that cost $400+. Especially if they OC nice also once unlocked.

So that's why i say no to GTX 465, unless they can unlock imo. Key here is imo.

But there are many other points I'm sure others will hit on. I know heat seems to be the main thing that keeps most away from the upper 4** series.

And the fact you already have a GTX 570, although I guess for what they sell you could actually make some money and increase performance no matter which way you went.
Well at this point I'm going for 460 1GB PNY OC or EVGA GTX 465. Same price. I'm just trying to decide.

Main reason as I said was for BF3 but since alpha guys are already showing it max I figured I'd sell this and sli a couple cards for the power of a 580.
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