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Sparkle GTX465 Graphics Card Review
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Written by Munk   
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http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLLoSFXK_Fu5GpK54Vl861EyXeUVtpjflsIGApepid7F8zbNM&t=1&usg=__iIV-6NsY5t1rZlwyd6QiJ1aifdY=If you are looking to build a gaming PC chances are you have been reading review after review to find the best quality parts for the best price. Although the GTX 480’s and the 5970’s of the world are looking pretty attractive their price points are definitely the deciding factor.  This is where the sweet spot is for the Sparkle GTX 465, this card performs extremely well but doesn’t break the bank which is very appealing for most gaming system builders. I currently run 2 - GTX 465 rigs and I am very happy with the performance so lets take a look at the card and more importantly the numbers and see if the Sparkle GTX 465 is the right choice for you:

 

Provided by: Sparkle Computers

Price: $229.99

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

 

Geforce GTX465
1024MB GDDR5
256Bit
PCI-Express 2.0

Give your games an adrenaline shot with the fastest GPU on the planet. Experience heart-pounding, cinematic visuals in stereoscopic 3D with the combined power of DirectX 11, NVIDIA® PhysX® and NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround* technologies. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 465: pure adrenaline meets visual bliss.

 

Testing Rig:

Testing:

 

Conclusion:

Although the Sparkle GTX 465 didn’t turn any heads in this competition the thing to take note of is its cost. The MSI Frozr II gtx 465n is about $60 more than the Sparkle GTX 465 and the Powercolor 5870 is well over double the price; so on that note the Sparkle GTX 465 has more then held its own as far as price to performance ratios go. Being able to run two of these in crossfire for the same price as a single 5870 should perk the interest of some of you out there. This would give you 2 GB of ram over 1.5 dual GPU Processing and the speed of SLI in your arsenal.

Would I recommend this card? On number alone, no, but when you  start looking at your cost to performance ratio this card is by far the better choice, it may be a little louder and a little hotter than the MSI Frozr II but it is still $60 cheaper…You be the judge but if I was waiting to pull the trigger on a cart with the Frozr or a cart with  a sparkle GTX 465 and a stick of ram for the same price the sparkle in my opinion is a no brainer.

Pros:

  • Great Performance to Cost Ratio
  • Well Build
  • Silent..ish
  • Fits most Gaming Chassis
  • Price
  • HDMI Port
  • Nice Design
Cons:
  • Numbers for OpenGL Could be a Little Better

 


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