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post #1 of 8
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So what are the differences between the two except for the clock and different caps?

Will the Talon OC as much as the Hawk?
Or is the Talon an OC'ed version of the Hawk?

I can either grab the Hawk for $180 or the Talon for $215
Can anyone justify the $35 cost difference?

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The only difference I know of is the speeds. My Hawk can easily be OC'd to Talon speeds on stock volts. I say save the difference and go with the standard Hawk.
    
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Talon uses lower latency memory but other then that and clock speeds they are the same.
Edited by nekromantik - 12/21/10 at 7:37am
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I had my talon delivered today

The difference is that the talon has upgraded memory and a better binded gpu so will it will oc high. It's common for talons to oc to 950 core and 1ghz isn't unheard of too.
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970 here . I bought the talon when the hawk and tallon where priced the same, maybe 5$ diff. So i said y not. But in all reality 35$ is just too much. And alot of ppl on newegg are reporting that their hawk is actually tallon, i.e. comes @811mhz core speed.
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the only difference between the hawk and talon are the speeds and the caps
the memory on the hawk are samsung and the talon uses hynix

the talon will OC higher
post #7 of 8
The Hawk also has a $20 rebate on top of it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product

$159.99 AR No brainer
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There must be a reason the HAWK ( old model not talon) is 179.99 and its little brother the CYCLONE is still $200+ without rebates
    
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