Originally Posted by DuckieHo
If that was true... then why are GTX465 still available? Why did only some use the reference GTX470 design and others didn't?
Are you actually interested in my theories for reals? Or do you already know the answer to mysteries of the 465 and find it amusing to watch me speculate incorrectly
Is your take that the only reason that the 465 exists is as a way to unload sub-standard 470 cores, and thus that each and every card that is (or was, pre-flash) a 465 has been individually binned and is known to be crappier than all 'real' 470's?
Because personally I don't think that's the case, but if you know it is, then by all means, share your wisdom
And I'd be happy if you also clue me in on what it is about 'locked' 465's that is consistently crappier vs 'real' 470's? Do they all have higher stock VIDs? Do all unlocked 465's not OC as high as all 470's? Do they always require more volts to hit the same clocks?
Actually, those were rhetorical questions, because I know that none of those statements is true. So ... what is your theory (or knowledge, as the case may be) about the what the binning process looked at, exactly, in order to weed out the crappy 470 cores that they turned into 465's?