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GTX460 MSI Cyclone or Hawk?

Im finally buying my graphic card from US, a friend is bringing it to my country so i need to decide quick between MSI GTX 460 Cyclone or HAWK im sending the $ tomorrow, I saw the HAWK can reach 1 Ghz and it has some nice idle temps but the Cyclone card got more reviews so, which one should i get?


GTX460 MSI Cyclone 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

GTX460 MSI Hawk 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518&cm_re=hawk-_-14-127-518-_-Product

Edit: Btw will i be able to overclock a Hawk to 1 Ghz with a 550W PSU?
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  1. The Cyclone has more reviews becuase its much cheaper, and its been out a heck of a lot longer.

    If you don't care about the price I would get the Hawk hands down.

    The performance difference isn't very huge, its there just not huge, so if you're looking to save a few bucks just get the Cyclone.

    EDIT - I guess the Hawk is on sale and is on par with the Cyclone for price on Newegg ATM, get the Hawk for that price it is a no brainer.
  2. Yes +1 to the Hawk GTX460.
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    Get the Hawk, it is the better card with a better Twin Frozr cooler. It runs at about the same noise level as the Cyclone, but considerably lower temperatures. You will not be able to get it up to 1Ghz. I have read several reviews where they tried everything, but could only get it up to about 950mhz.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-460-hawk-review/

    If you can get the Hawk "Talon Attack" version, it is even better:
    http://www.guru3d.com/news/msi-launches-n460gtx-hawk-talon-attack/
  4. 17seconds said:
    Get the Hawk, it is the better card with a better Twin Frozr cooler. It runs at about the same noise level as the Cyclone, but considerably lower temperatures. You will not be able to get it up to 1Ghz. I have read several reviews where they tried everything, but could only get it up to about 950mhz.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-460-hawk-review/

    If you can get the Hawk "Talon Attack" version, it is even better:
    http://www.guru3d.com/news/msi-launches-n460gtx-hawk-talon-attack/



    Talon attack is another version of GTX 460 HAWK? I can't see it in newegg :/ where do i buy this?


    Anonymous said:
    The Cyclone has more reviews becuase its much cheaper, and its been out a heck of a lot longer.

    If you don't care about the price I would get the Hawk hands down.

    The performance difference isn't very huge, its there just not huge, so if you're looking to save a few bucks just get the Cyclone.

    EDIT - I guess the Hawk is on sale and is on par with the Cyclone for price on Newegg ATM, get the Hawk for that price it is a no brainer.


    Yea i was about to say, they both cost the same hah yea im getting the hawk version then
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