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February 6, 2011 3:25:32 PM

Hello

I just bought a MSI OC GTX460 with 1G DDR5 and core speed of 725.
I can oc it with the software provided.

Or I can take it back and for20 dollars more, I can get the MSI Hawks Talon version the GTX 460. It has a core speed of 800 ,

Should I take the card back and get the Hawk Talon version? Or since the boards is eary to OC with the included software keep the one I have and OC it?

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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2011 3:53:55 PM

I would at least overclock the one you have and see how high you can get it first.
a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2011 5:26:00 PM

Don't go out any buy something that's factory OC'ed if its more (The only difference between the GTX 460's are bus sizes/memory, clock speed and cooler). You can do it at home without voiding any warranties (And get the same result). I have their Cyclone GTX 460 and can get it to about 890/2000 w/o voltage adjustments. If I like it unstable I can get about 918/2100 w/o voltage adjustments :) .

The GTX 460 has a lot of potential for OC'ing, and they seem to run pretty cool. 1 hour of Furmark at 890 was 70 C's, and stock wont push past 60-63 (All with auto fan).
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February 7, 2011 8:10:07 PM

gidgiddonihah said:
Don't go out any buy something that's factory OC'ed if its more (The only difference between the GTX 460's are bus sizes/memory, clock speed and cooler). You can do it at home without voiding any warranties (And get the same result). I have their Cyclone GTX 460 and can get it to about 890/2000 w/o voltage adjustments. If I like it unstable I can get about 918/2100 w/o voltage adjustments :) .

The GTX 460 has a lot of potential for OC'ing, and they seem to run pretty cool. 1 hour of Furmark at 890 was 70 C's, and stock wont push past 60-63 (All with auto fan).


The reason why I wanted to change is because the Hawk Talon version has the higher clock speed and it has two fans on it instead of one.

I have a gift card with the extra 20 dollars on it to up grade to the Hawk Taln model.

Should I do it or keep the gift card and use it for something else and keep the 460 I bought now?

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a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 7:55:34 PM
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The extra fan (Maybe 5-8 C's...) isnt worth it, keep your gift card for something else. If you would have read my post, I stated that in my opinion the factory OC (Overclock) is a waste of money. You can do the same at home for free without voiding your warranty.
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 8:53:46 PM

If you return your the MSI gtx460 and you have extra $20 why not just get a 6870?
It is more powerful than either.
a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 9:57:58 PM

:)  Agreed, unless you play HAWK 2 (tesselation) or a Physx game :lol:  . But yea, if you return it get a 6870 for almost the same price...

Forgot about the 68XX series.... :) 
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 10:20:07 PM

If you can afford a GTX 460 then you can afford a cheap packet of ramsinks or mosfet coolers to insure that the card will hold up in the long run.
February 9, 2011 12:20:23 AM

nforce4max said:
If you can afford a GTX 460 then you can afford a cheap packet of ramsinks or mosfet coolers to insure that the card will hold up in the long run.


Dumb question, what ramsinks and mosfet coolers?

I do not know if I want to go to AMD Radeon, I like Nvidia. How are Radeon cards?
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 12:31:46 AM

AMD has theirs problems but i've owned my XFX6870 for a couple months and i've had no problems.Just doesn't seem logical to buy a super O.C. edition 460 if the 6870 is the same price and is still faster.6870 is better at a couple things than the 460.
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 12:44:15 AM

agreed I have the XFX 6870 and it has ran flawlessly since I bought it, not a great overclocker but like purple stank said its better than the gtx 460 in almost every situation at stock
April 1, 2011 2:08:31 AM

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