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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 465 GeForce GTX 280
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 274%
Hitman 3 374% 386%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 231%
FIFA 21 84% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 426%
Far Cry 6 427% 440%
Genshin Impact 265% 274%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 423% 436%
Battlefield 6 374% 386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280.

The GeForce GTX 465 has a 5 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 280, but the GeForce GTX 280 has 36 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. As a result, the GeForce GTX 280 exhibits a 21.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 465. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 465 has a 5 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 280 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 465 providing 0.099999999999998 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 465 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 280, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 465 and the GeForce GTX 280 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 280 has 39 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 280 is noticeably better than the GeForce GTX 465.

The GeForce GTX 465 has 352 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 280 has 240. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 280 is 332. The GeForce GTX 465 having 95 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 280 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 465 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 280. This means that the GeForce GTX 465 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 280. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GTX 465 should consume less power than the GeForce GTX 280.

The GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 280 requires 236 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 280. The GeForce GTX 280 requires 36 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 465 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 280 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 465.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed607 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-030-A3Tesla G200-302-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2010vs16 Jun 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed802 MHzvs1107 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth102.7GB/secvs141.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units352vs240
Actual Shader Performance21%vs16%
Texture Mapping Units44vs80
Texture Rate26.7 GTexel/svs48.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate19.4 GPixel/svs19.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power200 Wattsvs236 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 30 Ampsvs550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
GeForce GTX 280 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-302-A2 which has 10 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 602MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1107MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 236W, it requires at least a 550W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the lower positioned GeForce GTX 275.
It is therefore even faster than the Fermi based GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
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