The recently-released Geforce GTX 465 was released May 31st with little fanfare, in part due to its $279 price tag. Reviews across the net showed it performing on-par to slightly-better than the HD 5830 in most gaming applications, while pulling decisively ahead in a few games such as Metro 2033. With the HD 5830 now sitting at just above the $200 mark, many have thought that NVIDIA needs to do something, and quick, before the entire entry-level enthusiast market share is lost to ATI.
One very recent step in the right direction to report - EVGA's GTX 465 is available at Newegg for a substantially lower price than what it was previously available at - $249
. While this does not completely close the gap between it and the HD 5830, it does make the GTX 465 a more attractive buy.