Thursday, July 8th 2010

MSI Readies GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC Graphics Card

MSI's GeForce GTX 460 lineup will include a non-reference design graphics card right from the start (when NVIDIA announces the GTX 460), with the company allowing partners to come up with their own product designs. The N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC from MSI, as the name suggests, is a GeForce GTX 460 768MB factory-overclocked graphics card, which makes use of MSI's iconic Cyclone GPU cooler. The cooler is made of an aluminum GPU base from which heat is conveyed by two 8 mm thick heatpipes (which MSI calls "Super Pipes"), to two arc-shaped aluminum fin arrays on either sides of an 80 mm fan. The fan also cools a spirally-projecting aluminum fin block right under it.

The N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC has clock speeds of 725/1450/900(3600) MHz (core/CUDA core/memory), and makes use of 768 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 40 nm GF104 GPU, the GeForce GTX 460 packs 336 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 compliance, and can work in tandem with one more of its kind (2-way SLI). Display connectivity includes two DVI and one mini-HDMI. Being an overclocked non-reference model, MSI's card is expected to be costlier than the reference model (which is expected to be priced at $199), and could be out of the 12th of July, when NVIDIA will have its new GPU out.

Source: XtremeSystems, Fudzilla
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6 Comments on MSI Readies GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC Graphics Card

This new card is really great!
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Nice cooler, shame about the GPU.
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I prefer coolers that expel heat from the case. My favorite stock coolers were the HIS IceQ coolers. I always thought they did a good job for stock coolers. I can't say how they're doing in the last year or two, though.
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So the thing about the GTX460 is NVIDIA is making a 768MB card to go up against a 1GB 5830 or a 1GB 5770. Oookay? Are they screwed in the head? I know there is a 1GB model as well but that is also supposed to be competing against the same thing. Can't they decide what to make?

The worst thing about these cards is definately the power consumption compared to the single 6-pin 5770. I guess I will just have to wait and see how good it is. Personally I'd save my money and get a GTX260 SP216.

Also why no cooling on the VRMs? Even 9800GTs have that.
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