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Yes. Pretty significant.

Though how much more is the factory overclocked version vs. the reference version? It may be much cheaper to just purchase an aftermarket cooler, put it in a reference card and overclock yourself if you are up for it. I personally never buy anything but reference cards.
Um, I can't really tell the reference cards apart from the OC cards besides the MSI one 2nd from the bottom. Some help in that aspect would be nice

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...&cPath=193_687
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Um, I can't really tell the reference cards apart from the OC cards besides the MSI one 2nd from the bottom. Some help in that aspect would be nice

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...&cPath=193_687
Never mind, the price difference isn't significant enough to warrant the extra work in replacing the fan.

Go for the Hawk.
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Never mind, the price difference isn't significant enough to warrant the extra work in replacing the fan.

Go for the Hawk.
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A simple answer, HD6870.
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The hawk talons which I have are more powerfull than the 470 at stock, as they come clocked to 810mhz. Sli I pull 29k GPU score only in vantage at 810, with my processor at 4Ghz. and both my cards clock to 900mhz think i end up with around 33k GPU score at 900, cant remember exactly. Get the hawks! I was able to buy both of mine for £310 which is roughly the price of a 570, or 6970 and they BLOW THE DOORS off both, including the 580. It's not even a decision dude.
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The hawk talons which I have are more powerfull than the 470 at stock, as they come clocked to 810mhz. Sli I pull 29k in vantage at 810, with my processor at 4Ghz. and both my cards clock to 900mhz think i end up with around 33k, cant remember exactly. Get the hawks! I was able to buy both of mine for £310 which is roughly the price of a 570, or 6970 and they BLOW THE DOORS off both, including the 580. It's not even a decision dude.
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Yeah, I'm gonna get the Hawk tonight. Well, ordering it tonight. Unfortunately, Talon Attack's are kinda hard to find down under, haha !
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post #27 of 61
Yeah, I am nvidia fan boy and run three GTX 470s, but even I will admit that the 6870 will stomp all over the 460.

Now, 2 460s versus 2 6870s is a whole other ball game. If you want two cards (for now or future) go with the 460. SLi scaling for the 400 series is 90-110% which is higher than what crossfire can currently do.

*edit*
But as long as you are an overclocker (plus the clocks on that 460 are high) the 460 isnt a bad purchase and will run compareably to the 6870.
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The hawk talons which I have are more powerfull than the 470 at stock, as they come clocked to 810mhz. Sli I pull 29k GPU score only in vantage at 810, with my processor at 4Ghz. and both my cards clock to 900mhz think i end up with around 33k GPU score at 900, cant remember exactly. Get the hawks! I was able to buy both of mine for £310 which is roughly the price of a 570, or 6970 and they BLOW THE DOORS off both, including the 580. It's not even a decision dude.
is that with physx off?
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See the thing is, I've just got rid of my beloved 5850 which would clock to the magical 1GHz, but I ram it at 950 as it could do so at 1.162v which is essentially stock voltage. So I was a bit of an ati fan, and one thing I learned was that the 6870 when overclocked, could not match the 5850 clock for clock. This means that the 5850 is a better card in my opinion, although lacking somewhat in tessalation performance (apparently). Now if my 460 will just beat a 470 at 810mhz, but will go to 900, and even more, in my opinion this makes the 460 the best card between it and the 6870, given it's cheaper. I think the gtx 460 are simply astonishing provides you Overclock them, and for that reason you want the hawk or any other similarly overclocked (hence better binned) card.
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Mmm Thanks
Yeah, I'm gonna get the Hawk tonight. Well, ordering it tonight. Unfortunately, Talon Attack's are kinda hard to find down under, haha !
hawk or talon attacks, doesn't matter, talon attack is supposed to be better revision but I personally don't have experience with it but I'm running 460 hawk SLI, both cards can OC over 900 core,

950 for first card and 910 for 2nd card.
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