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Hey Which would be better a GTX 480 or GTX 465 unlocked sli or a 6950 2 gig
But i have a question can this 465 be unlocked http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...253&CatId=3669
 
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post #2 of 37
GTX 480. If it's not enough GPU power later buy a second one.
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post #3 of 37
Get the 480 and then another one down the road for SLI. When overclocked, the 480 matches 580 in terms of performance.
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Ok but can those 465 be unlocked to 470's
 
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post #5 of 37
If you can successfully unlock both cards then two gtx 465s are your best best for gfx power out of those choices.

It's a big if though, and those cards run fairly hot.

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post #6 of 37
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Ok but can those 465 be unlocked to 470's
Only some, and it's the Black PCB's only.

Newegg just had some in stock yesterday, but you take the risk of them unlocking or not.
 
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post #7 of 37
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well idk if i would take the risk do you think if i called the company who has them do you think they will tell me the color of the PCB
 
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post #8 of 37
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Ok but can those 465 be unlocked to 470's
It appears that they cannot from reading some user reviews. Afaik the only unlockable ones available are refurbs.

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post #9 of 37
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well idk if i would take the risk do you think if i called the company who has them do you think they will tell me the color of the PCB
You could try and rma them if you get a Different color pcb, as it would clearly be deviating from the item that was pictured.

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post #10 of 37
Don't even waste your time or effort on IF's. I went from Tri-Sli 9800gtx+'s to a single GTX 480 and do not regret it one bit.

The 480 is a monster of a card and I hope to buy another one here in a few months.

Not only that but you can get them for like 200$ also, it's a no brainer.
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