Looks like ALL GTX 465's can potentially be unlocked...

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  1. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    This is indeed interesting guys. Looks like ASUS has a few tricks up their sleeves to unlock 465's without flashing to 470 BIOS (and risk bricking cards without the 10 memory chips like the 470).





    Unlocking software (from ASUS):
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    GPU-Z validation:

    Before unlock:
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    After unlock:
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    Benchmarks:
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    Source:
    Chiphell
    (Refered from XtremeSystems)


    #EDIT:
    Uploaded pics to Imageshack as Chiphell has slow as hell (pun unintended) server.
     
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  2. Chouji

    Chouji Ancient Guru

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    Neat, this is good news for 465's.
    I have a feeling it's not a guaranteed success though, but still, if you get lucky, it's a nice card.
    But is it still worth the price to take the chance?
     
  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Asus released a tool ? wow !!
     
  4. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    Iunno.... according to the article (according to someone on XS's translation anyway), ASUS is BUNDLING this "upgrade" software with their cards.... so the success must be pretty high. :roll:

    Exactly :p
     

  5. Gembel

    Gembel Master Guru

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    Yup Great news :banana: and don't forget if fail it has reset to default feature :)
     
  6. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    Let's hope the reset feature actually works :p Or there will be tons of RMAs ;)

    Oh wait, people might start RMA'ing if it doesn't unlock! (Phenom II X2/X3, anyone? :p)
     
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    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    [paranoia]

    Do you think Nvidia will keep the prices high because of this?

    [/paranoia]
     
  8. Gembel

    Gembel Master Guru

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    Real question is does it work on all 465 cards all brands with this ASUS tools :)
     
  9. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    NiBiTor -> Change to "ASUS" -> ??? -> Profit!
     
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    StrangeArt Master Guru

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    Good increase. Pity you can't change the bandwidth and RAM :p
     

  11. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    [logic]

    Asus is rebinning the 465s to find the good ones. Pack it with some unlock software, bump the price $100, profit.

    [/logic]

    Reasonable?
     
  12. NODO-GT

    NODO-GT Master Guru

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    does this tool ship with cards? or what?

    is there any download links for that Asus Upgrade Tool?
     
  13. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    I assume that's why they launched it at a stupid-high price.
     
  14. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Like the old days! Unlocking features!
     
  15. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    That's an interesting prospect if you can indeed have it be reversable safely. Otherwise I've just seen unlocking as too much risk and am willing to pay for the next level part. The risk to gain ratio just isn't as appealing as simple overclocking.
     

  16. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    If they are shipping it with the software there has to be a pretty good chance of it working!
     
  17. Gembel

    Gembel Master Guru

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    I don't know asus gtx465 price but if its $100 more, i'd rather have gtx470 ... Not reasonable pal :) At least in Indonesia gtx 465 costs $326 and GTX 470 $380.
     
  18. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    This doesn't sound like something ASUS would officially support with a software hack...I might be wrong...but I doubt it.
     
  19. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    this looks like an unlock through softmodding to me.
     
  20. lysaer

    lysaer Master Guru

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    My guess is that since Nvidia canceled the 470 there are 470 boards that still need to be used up and they are getting used on the initial 465 releases
     

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