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MSI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) DirectX 11 N460GTX Hawk 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 780MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x mini HDMI
  • 336 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Enjoy a cool and quiet gaming experience and incredible performance boost with MSI’s N460GTX Hawk! The world's first graphic card with triple overvoltage function supporting core voltage, memory voltage and PLL voltage adjustments, the N460GTX Hawk also inherits the Hawk Series advantages, including military class components, 7+1 phase PWM design and Twin Frozr II dual-fan thermal design, delivering unrivaled performance in thermal solution, power supply, stability, noise reduction and performance.

Tailor made to hit the gamers’ sweet spot, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 delivers revolutionary levels of price/performance. With up to 4x the DirectX 11 tessellation performance of the competition, GeForce GTX 460 packs highly detailed visuals into your games - without sacrificing high frame rates. And with NVIDIA 3D Vision, PhysX, and CUDA technologies, GeForce GTX 460 powers all the incredibly realistic effects that your games can throw its way.

  • newegg Triple Over Voltage Function The MSI N460GTX Hawk is the world’s first graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU, Memory and PLL, using MSI exclusive Afterburner (V2.0.0) overclocking software. This function enhances overclocking potential of the graphic card in all dimensions.
  • newegg Twin Frozr II Thermal Design Built with two 8cm fans, four heat-pipes with SuperPipe technology and a large-area nickel-plated copper base, the MSI-exclusive Twin Frozr II thermal design can efficiently dissipate heat produced from the GPU, as well as the memory and power module. When compared with the reference cooler, this thermal design effectively reduces the GPU temperature by 18? and noise level by 8.1dB for a cool and quiet computing environment.
  • newegg 7+1 Phase PWM Design 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, the 7+1 PWM design of the N460GTX Hawk supplies power up to 120A for the GPU to enhance GPU stability and performance in overclocking session.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg APS (Active Phase Switching) Technology APS helps save power usage by controlling PWM automatically according to the GPU's workload.
  • newegg V-Check Points Apart from triple overvoltage function, V-Check Points allows you 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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5/ 5
Most Reliable Card I've Ever Owned; Reliable - 6 Years STRONG!!!!!

Pros: I bought this card in mid-2010. It OUTLIVED my 2009 PC(RIP July 2015) built back then; now is inside my 2nd PC.

It began showing it's age in November 2015 and some pixelation and distortion began creeping in---No more! I removed the heatsink/Twin Frozr cooling + plastic covers and stuck her in a 375 degree pre-heated oven, on a cookie sheet, for 15mins. (It's a WELL-KNOWN TRICK for 'refreshing' your card, look it up =) I then realized I never put Arctic Silver in it when it was new, I just took it out of the box and installed it and left it in my computer this whole time lol---OEM thermal compound did the job for 5 years.

I play Fallout 4 on MED-HIGH settings with this card reliably with minimal and rare lag/stutter(game optimization problem).
I also play Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor on MED-HIGH settings with equal/reliable performance (however I can live with the mid-20's FPS that my chosen settings provide on games, due to it not being an up to date card.) So I would say this card was totally worth the almost-$300 I paid for it back in 2010.

Quality - 10/10; Well-built, Quality Components.
Reliability - 10/10; never failed during 5-years' ownership (Heavy Gaming)
Performance - a)2010: 8-9/10; Ran everything on HIGH-ULTRA settings back then.
- b)2016: a SOLID 5/10; it will play what is thrown at it and give you "partial-great" visuals in today's AAA titles

Cons: None. Simply put this GPU performs admirably in it's old age and has only begun to show it's wear 6 years later. it paid for itself in the savings I've gained from not replacing it.

Is being replaced by a NEW EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-3967-KR 4GB SSC, bought just days ago from Newegg for $225.99(as of this writing) because it is time...

Overall Review: Would recommend some Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound before installing your card, and possibly after a few years again. I'm gonna remove the heatsink/Twin Frozr element once more and remove the original compound and apply Artcic Silver and see how much longer I can keep the card!

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3/ 5
bad fan's, but still ticking.

Pros: Still plays games, 5 years later.
bad fans both cards i have the fans died about 1yr later put some 80mm fans on them still runs great.

Cons: bad fan's

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3/ 5
Started rough, Then got rougher, But a tough little card.

Pros: Still plays games, 5 years later.
Seriously tough little card. I really have no idea how it's still working.

Cons: First one had to RMA due to first power up fan self destruction.
RMA one had first fan die after 1 year.
Limped along another 2 years, overheat. Started smoking like crazy when overheated once.
Limped along with box fan.
Second fan died. Started on fire. Put it out quickly.
Replaced fans with aftermarket unit. Card's built in fan controller dead.
Wired fans into motherboard case fan power. Fans work again.
STILL KICKING!

No aftermarket cooler solution.

Overall Review: Yes. It has been on fire. And it still works. But the fans were a problem for everybody involved. A lot of the twin frozr design had them fail.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or by phone 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
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5/ 5
Great Card

Pros: This card has never failed any updates. ive never had any compatibility issues, quiet, never had it overheat. i love it and still running strong!

Cons: At this time i have no Cons.

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5/ 5
still going

Pros: I have had this card for 3 years now and it is still taking everything i throw at it. The absolute best investment i have ever made.

Cons: none

Overall Review: i should of got 2

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3/ 5
Dying after 2 years

Pros: Was great when I bought it in 2011.
Pretty good speeds and very OC able despite myself never doing it.

Cons: Only lasted 2 years now the driver crashes constantly, BSOD, and white lines on screen.

Overall Review: Sticker at some point fell off bottom of gpu and box is in storage. Unfortunately my 2 year parts and labor ran out the 20th of this month so now I only have 1 year of parts warranty left. I am hoping they honor the S/N from the box itself for a RMA.
Sucks my storage is a 2+ hour drive

Guess I'll go with EVGA from now on for their quality products and lifetime warranties.

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Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

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MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
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2/ 5
Fans are unreliable, card is unstable

Pros: The card has good performance, and when the fans are new they are very quiet. It does not consume much power, especially compared to the GTX 295 that it replaced. MSI has been around a while, and their products are USUALLY high quality, but not this time.

Cons: The fans fail fast, within roughly a year. When they do they make an unacceptable amount of noise. The cards tend to be unstable, even though I rarely game these days, don't overclock, and the temperatures are under 50C.

Overall Review: I bought two of these cards in 2011 to replace my GTX 295 and GTX 8800 combo. I took a small step down in performance in an attempt to reduce PC power consumption and noise. At first the cards ran without issues, but after 6 months, one of the fans failed on one card, and 6 months later, the 2nd card had a fan fail. I am stuck with only 2 out of 4 fans working, and the fans are noisy, which is completely unacceptable for a home theater room or any quiet environment.

While I understand these cards aren't top of the line, they cost way too much money to be failing this fast. I have bought MSI products for well over a decade, and this product line represents a low point for quality. Given the fact that these cards cost hundreds of dollars, they need to least years, not months. I will be looking at a different brand in the future, and as long as MSI continues to use the twin frozr design will recommend that others steer clear.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically two weeks and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
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1/ 5
THIS CARD BLOWS!!!

Pros: I initially liked this card a lot. I ran my games at ultra graphics and had no problems with fps or heat. But after about a year...

Cons: Now about a year and a half later it just fried out. I was experiencing blue crash screens (my computer would randomly reboot) and random beeping from the card while playing my games. Then, I had white horizontal lines all over my screen.... and that is when it fried out.... all in all, I will never buy msi products again and I am very disappointed in my purchase..... STAY AWAU FROM MSI!!!

Overall Review: this card blows

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Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically two weeks and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
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