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MSI N460GTX Hawk 1024 MB

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MSI's GTX 460 HAWK is the flagship GeForce GTX 460 from MSI. It comes with a quiet Twin Frozr II cooler, 1 GB of memory and 781 MHz core clock out of the box. MSI has also expanded on the voltmodding capability of the card which supports software control for three voltages.

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W1zzard, any word on when youll be doing the GTX 460 1GB from Gigabyte ?
alot of people have been buying it off from newegg.com and i believe its the card
that has the most reviews right now avaliable.

only reason i ask is because i would like to see the max overclock stable, and max overclock on voltage settings?
 

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Awwww, no VRM and no RAM cooling? Great cooler and review, pass on the card :(
 
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Is the Cyclone missing VRM and RAM cooling?
 
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How come in the game benchmarks don't have GTA IV ?!
 

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Is the Cyclone missing VRM and RAM cooling?
Yes, the only cooling comes from the fan on the card. I was hoping the Frozr (with its Premium price) would have RAM and VRM cooling. I guess I could always add some myself..
 
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Very good review. I like this card, twin frozr cooler looks pretty good, but I always end up buying cards for 200 us$ or less.-
 
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Am I fair to summarize it this way - its dead even with a stock HD 5850, won't be any faster when both are OC'd to their maximum, costs about $20-$30 less than a stock HD 5850 and uses about 40W more power at load?
 
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That seems like a really nice card. I would like one... :)

Also, nice review. I love how I can compare noise and energy consumption. Keep up the good work!
 

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I've been waiting for this card for a while. Low temps + better OC-ability + low noise = SWEET. But there is never a good time to be out of funds. :shadedshu
 
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An interesting fact is that it some games perform worse then the 768 MB Cyclone. See below
 

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Strange, though no two benchmark runs are ever the same, I just noticed lower FPS on other cards in the 2nd pic. HD5870 loses 10fps, while GTX480 loses 14fps :confused:
 

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Maybe it has to do with the different drivers used during each test?
 
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Wiz, there might be some out of date copy+paste text in there. You may need to update your review templates:

While the graphics of Clear Sky are based on the first Stalker game engine, there are numerous improvements, including support for DirectX10 and depth-of-field/volumetric effects. The 0.0 FPS scores for NVIDIA cards at 2560x1600 are caused by driver crashes which seem to be related to card with 512 MB memory and below.
 

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An interesting fact is that it some games perform worse then the 768 MB Cyclone.
explanation is below the specs table

Wiz, there might be some out of date copy+paste text in there. You may need to update your review templates:
this review doesnt include 512 mb nvidia cards, other reviews do
 
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explanation is below the specs table
Didn't see any explanation but as stated below it is a general problem for that particular game/bench.

If you look closely, you can see that all the cards on the right have lower fps. Take the 5850 for example. So you can't compare those two reviews/benchmarks directly.
 

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Almost same setup, except for drivers and HDD used. Didn't see the small note under the test system thing :banghead:
 
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Great review, just one small thing - the pic on the box is a F117A stealth fighter not stealth bomber (Northrop B2).
 

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Hey W1zz, Digg links are still not working.

Oreviously, clicking hte box in your post would pop up a window, and I could log into digg to submit. now the button changes when I click it, but no popup.

I am not logged into DIGG.
 

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Great review, just one small thing - the pic on the box is a F117A stealth fighter not stealth bomber (Northrop B2).
the f117a is a ground attack aircraft and definitely not a fighter plane. for some reason airforce picked F over the A designation which would be appropriate for this kind of plane
 
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All I'm saying is The 'stealth fighter' is the nickname for the F117A whereas the 'stealth bomber' is the nickname for another aircraft.

Stealth Bomber
 
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W1zzard, any word on when youll be doing the GTX 460 1GB from Gigabyte ?
alot of people have been buying it off from newegg.com and i believe its the card
that has the most reviews right now avaliable.

only reason i ask is because i would like to see the max overclock stable, and max overclock on voltage settings?
Any reply on this, please ?