Introducing the Cards (contd.)
The MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II
The MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II is so named because of the special Twin Frozr II custom cooler that MSI fits on its higher-end cards. The cooler, which we have had good experience with, utilizes dual 80mm fans and an elaborate heatsink design that incorporates multiple cooling fins and heat pipes to help draw and dissipate heat quickly away from the GPU core.
That aside, the MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II also comes with MSI's “Military Class Components”, which includes HI-C Caps for better voltage regulation and solid state chokes for better overclocking performance. Additionally, the N465GTX Twin Frozr II is also fully compatible with MSI's excellent Afterburner overclocking software, allowing users to tweak the card's core voltage for greater overclocking potential.
However, despite all the features the N465GTX Twin Frozr II packs, it comes with reference clock speeds, which is disappointing to say the least.
The Palit GTX 465
Our final GeForce GTX 465 card comes from Palit and it sports the same twin-fan cooler that we've seen being used in their take on the GeForce GTX 470. Apart from the eye-catching black and orange color scheme, the Palit GTX 465 is also unique in that it does away with the mini-HDMI port that comes with NVIDIA's GTX400 cards and instead offers the traditional HDMI port as well as and an additional DisplayPort.