Thursday, September 2nd 2010

MSI Announces the N460GTX HAWK 1 GB High-Performance Graphics Card

Following the global success of the R5770 Hawk graphic card, internationally renowned graphic card and mainboard manufacturer MSI today launches the brand new N460GTX Hawk to the great expectation of global gamers to conquer the market. The world's first graphic card with triple overvoltage function supporting core voltage, memory voltage and PLL voltage adjustments, the N460GTX Hawk is also the only model on the market that has successfully achieved 1GHz under air-cooling during overclocking.

Also, the design tradition of the Hawk series continues on the GTX460 GPU, including 7+1 PWM power design, V-Check Points, APS (active phase switching), Twin Frozr II dual-fan thermal design, and military class components, to deliver unrivaled performance in thermal solution, power supply, stability, noise reduction and performance.

World's first triple overvoltage function and the V-Check Points
The N460GTX Hawk from MSI is the world's first graphic card supporting triple overvoltage function. Operating with Afterburner (V2.0.0) overclocking software exclusive from MSI, users can adjust the voltage of the GPU, memory and PLL. When compared with products at the same level from other manufacturers, the N460GTX Hawk can enhance overclocking potential of the graphic card in all dimensions. More importantly, it is the world's first GTX 460 graphic card to successfully achieve overclocking to 1GHz* under only air-cooling. Apart from triple overvoltage functions, V-Check Points allows users to measure voltage on the graphic card with just a multi-meter in order to capture various data in an overclocking session, thus making overclocking simpler.

7+1 PWM power design and APS technology
When compared with 4+1 PWM design on the reference card which supplies power only up to 90A in graphic cards at the same level, 7+1 PWM design of the N460GTX Hawk not only supplies power up to 120A for the GPU to enhance GPU stability and performance in overclocking session, APS technology can automatically save the power consumption according to the GPU's workload.

Exclusive Twin Frozr II dual-fan thermal design
Built with two 8cm fans, four heat-pipes with SuperPipe technology and a large-area nickel-plated copper heat-sink, the MSI-exclusive Twin Frozr II thermal design can effectively and efficiently dissipate heat produced from the GPU. When compared with the reference cooler, the Twin Frozr II can effectively reduce the GPU temperature by 18°C and fan noise by 8.1dB to deliver a cool and quiet computing environment.

Military Class Components
In addition to All Solid CAPs which enhance the overclocking and high loading performance of GPU, the N460GTX Hawk is equipped with the SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) to enhance power efficiency by 10% and output current by 30%. Also, the Hi-c CAP with a tantalum core can enhance GPU power supply to increase the graphic card's overall lifespan as well as the stability of GPU.
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18 Comments on MSI Announces the N460GTX HAWK 1 GB High-Performance Graphics Card

#1
Completely Bonkers
I'm more interested in quality of components for reliability, zero squealing, and the dual cooler, for a (hopefully) quieter card.

I'd love to see this card reviewed, compared against other 460's. hint.hint ;)
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Completely Bonkers
I'm more interested in quality of components for reliability, zero squealing, and the dual cooler, for a (hopefully) quieter card.

I'd love to see this card reviewed, compared against other 460's. hint.hint ;)
It is, already. :)

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_460_HAWK/

...against the reference design, at least.
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#3
(FIH) The Don
i am VERY dissapointed not to see ANY HS's on the vrm or any memory, they usually do that on these kind of cards
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#4
Completely Bonkers
by: btarunr
It is, already. :)

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_460_HAWK/

...against the reference design, at least.
Good stuff. Thanks btarunr.

Linkie in OP would have been nice ;) and SEO

But isn't the news a bit out of date? I mean if Wiz already has one and has BM'ed it already? Never mid though. It IS interesting news and this card hits my radar.
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#5
HillBeast
Why is this news when W1zzard reviewed it already? Don't you guys communicate amongst each other? This is olds.
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#6
(FIH) The Don
oh geez relaxe guys, W1zz is in germany and bta is in freakin india
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#7
HillBeast
Heard of MSN or Skype or Yahoo! Messenger or AIM or IRC or forums or emails?
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#8
(FIH) The Don
heard of time difference ???

try to relaxe guys,
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#9
W1zzard
by: HillBeast
Why is this news when W1zzard reviewed it already? Don't you guys communicate amongst each other? This is olds.
because msi said "nda sep 2 9 am tw time". not sure where the problem is .. i have a future graphics card from nvidia too that will launch later this month .. expect to see several reviews and a press release all posted at the same time
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#11
entropy13
by: W1zzard
because msi said "nda sep 2 9 am tw time". not sure where the problem is .. i have a future graphics card from nvidia too that will launch later this month .. expect to see several reviews and a press release all posted at the same time
An attempt to get to the midrange with DX11 cards?
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#12
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
holy moly 1000/2000/1200, those are some beastly clockspeeds alright.. and also an excellent review from W1zzard as always.

even the 930 core and 1860 shader you achieved is a really good show for a GTX460, you mentioned you spent some time tweaking to get to those speeds, how long are we talking?
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#13
W1zzard
by: wolf
even the 930 core and 1860 shader you achieved is a really good show for a GTX460, you mentioned you spent some time tweaking to get to those speeds, how long are we talking?
20 minutes, but i know what i'm doing .. most of the time
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#15

2-4 fps difference? nothing to see here move along.
#16
assaulter_99
by: (FIH) The Don
O.o gts-450 anyone :D
I smell that too, I'm still guessing where it will fit in the dx11 lineup. Here's hoping its gonna challenge the 5770 which in all honesty has had a quiet ride so far, since the death of the 4890. At least make the price go down dammit.
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#17
(FIH) The Don
it will be something like when the 460 came, 10 reviews in one day ahhahaha :laugh:

but yeah, i mean, the 460 with a little oc is a pretty strong threat to 5850, so im guessing the 450 will bite the 5770
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#18
assaulter_99
by: (FIH) The Don
it will be something like when the 460 came, 10 reviews in one day ahhahaha :laugh:

but yeah, i mean, the 460 with a little oc is a pretty strong threat to 5850, so im guessing the 450 will bite the 5770
Aaaah! Don't think it'll keep me waiting for hours like I did on the first fermi launch though, that was a hell of a wait for Wizz's review! :laugh: That was a real nonsense day, calling in sick just for a card that I wouldn't even own, aaah tech addiction!

I'd love a 450 with a lil OC being a strong threat to the 5830/460 though! :p Oh bugger, thats asking too much I guess!
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