MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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  • Attractive and effective cooling system, Worldclass monitoring and control software, Excellent overclocking headroom, Outstanding price/performance ratio, 1000 MHz Samsung GDDR5 overclocks better than 1250 MHz parts, Very low idle clocks = low power
  • Good overclocking potential, Overclocked out of the box, Low power consumption, Quiet in idle, HDMI output, GDDR5 memory, Includes MSI Afterburner, world class overclocking tool, Support for DirectX 11, Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, Support for C


  • Military Class Components = Mostly Marketing Speak, All heat from the card is pushed into the case interior, Mini HDMI connector offers no benefit over standard size
  • No miniHDMI adapter included, DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time, Memory chips not cooled

Expert reviews and ratings

By Atomic MPC on 93

A GTX460 that just makes...

By iXBT Labs on

MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC is a very interesting product with an excellent cooler (<61°C) and matching overclocking potential (also thanks to the improved power circuitry layout and voltage adjustment capability). This solution also outperforms...

By Tom's Hardware on

Because every card in today’s comparison is a compromise of features, performance, warranty, and price, individual buyers must carefully consider their specific needs before choosing a...

By Benchmark Reviews on 93

this is really a 5850-class card from a technology standpoint, and it performed like one. Overclocked up to what seems like its natural operating point, at 850 MHz on the core, it swept the field in its market segment. The cooling performance was...

By on 90

MSI release another A list product which is leading the way – they are currently releasing some of the finest products available in the enthusiast...

By Legit Reviews on

The MSI N460GTX Cyclone graphics card comes factory overclocked and has tons more headroom left in it that can be easily unlocked with the MSI AfterBurner overclocking software utility. ...

By Pureoverclock on

The MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB is the second new card we've seen since this product launch, and we have more on the way. It also happens that it's the second non-reference design we've tested as well, and we've come away impressed yet again...

By Guru of 3D on

The Cyclone series is interesting. The baseline performance of the GTX 460 is undeniably really good value for money. These are great DX11 compatible graphics cards that pack a lot of horsepower and massive overclockability. So when the reference...

By techPowerUp! on 95

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 460 is Fermi done right. Whereas the GF100 based products were plagued by excessive power consumption resulting in high temperatures and noise levels, the GTX 460 delivers massive improvements here. Essentially NVIDIA...

International Review By Hardware France on

La solution Cyclone de MSI permet de profiter d’un overclocking de 7% sur une carte premier prix, à laquelle nous ne reprochons que des nuisances sonores un petit peu élevées que MSI aurait pu éviter un calibrant mieux son système de refroidissement, la...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

MSI stuurde ons zowel de 768 MB als de 1 GB versie hun van uit Cyclone OC uitvoering van de GeForce GTX 460. Cyclone slaat op de gebruikte koeler: een exemplaar waarbij twee heatpipes de hitte transporteren naar gekromde koelblokken die rond de...

International Review By PC Games Hardware on

PCGHX-Forum-Mitglied xTc prüft die MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC in einem umfangreichen Review unter anderem auf Leistung, Stromverbrauch und Wärmeentwicklung. Die Geforce GTX 460 bietet MSI in vier Ausführungen an, jeweils eine Standard-...

International Review By HardTecs4U on

Unsere nachfolgende Gesamtwertung bezieht sich ausschließlich auf den aktuellen Status Quo und das aktuelle Testfeld und spiegelt in der Zusammenfassung unsere Erfahrungen im Test wieder. Man gelangt mittels Klick auf die einzelne Wertungskategorie...