Triple Over Voltage feature offers a good solution for overclockers.
Incredibly effective cooling system.
Improved power supply design.
Best monitoring and control S/W bundle.
Excellent overclocking headroom.
Outstanding price/performance ratio.
1000 MHz GDDR5 overclocks better than 1250 MHz parts.
Voltage monitoring headers on the card.
Imagine what this card could do with binned GPUs.
Why not go for the 1250 MHz memory that's readily available.
Almost all heat from the card is pushed into the case.
Voltage adjustments don't show actual values in Afterburner.
1 GB VRAM does not make a substantial difference over 768 MB.
Memory chips and VRM area not directly cooled.
DirectX 11 relevance very limited.
By Hardware Canucks on February 15, 2011
Some of you may remember that a few years ago MSI was in a bit of a funk. Their products didnt really stand out as unique when compared to their competition, the prices werent particularly attractive and availability was slim at best. In the...-
By ITP.net on January 04, 2011
A tweak-friendly GeForce GTX 460 graphics card that’s loaded with overclocking features....100
By Atomic MPC on December 02, 2010
A real alternative to a...91
By Bit-tech.net on December 01, 2010
The £100-£200 graphics market is the most completive it’s ever been right now, and factory overclocked cards such as the Hawk are looking more and more attractive. As we’ve seen, with so many cards squeezed so closely together, a...80
By Tom's Hardware UK on November 26, 2010
Thanks to its high overclocking potential the MSI GTX 460 Hawk is actually a competitive alternative to the GTX 470. AMD releasing the new Radeon 6870 has shaken things up a bit, however. We test whether the Hawk can stand its ground. MSI is trying...-
By Overclockers Club on October 28, 2010
Like I said earlier, MSI has given this the works when it comes to hardware selection and implementation. The Military Class components, 7+1 Phase PWM design and Active phase switching offer increased power handling capabilities that allow for higher...-
By PCMag Mideast on October 21, 2010
MSI enters this Group Test with their version of the GTX 460 with the N460GTX Hawk. MSI has loaded the N460GTX Hawk with a bunch of features that makes it unique. One of which is the Triple Over Voltage, which is the first graphics card to support...80
By PCPer on October 19, 2010
The MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK is one of the best GF104 cards we have seen and thanks to a complement of overclocking hardware and software features, a high quality board design, custom cooler and overclocked frequencies this is one graphics card that...-
By Pureoverclock on October 19, 2010
MSI is a board partner that's known for pushing the boundaries on Nvidia's reference graphics cards, whether it's a custom heatsink, improved quality components, or a factory overclock. And true to form, the GTX 460 HAWK does most of those,...-
By PC Advisor on October 08, 2010
If you have a monitor with Full-HD or lower resolution, the battle between the Radeon 5850 and the MSI GeForce N460GTX Hawk is close, with current pricing of the two only making it more so. The decisive factor will simply be the prevailing price at...80