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Poll Results: Which to buy?

 
  • 63% (28)
    MSI Hawk
  • 36% (16)
    Asus DirectCU
44 Total Votes  
post #41 of 52
Between the two cards you listed above, I'd go for the ASUS.

Reason being the ASUS DirectCU card has VRM cooling, the MSI does not.

Both feature great coolers capable of great clocks, temperatures and noise levels.
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post #42 of 52
^Wrong, wrong and once more Wrong...

Wait until the GTX 560 comes out! what is it with people these days?
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post #43 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by byrkoet View Post
^Wrong, wrong and once more Wrong...

Wait until the GTX 560 comes out! what is it with people these days?
i blame technology
    
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post #44 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by byrkoet View Post
Wait until the GTX 560 comes out!
Heeeellloo...what he said unless price is a concern
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post #45 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
unless price is a concern
It usually is, for most people.

~$180 for a 460 (cheaper if you can find a sale) versus ~$280 (possible leaked price) for a 560 for ~15% improvement. It wasn't worth the $100 difference to me.
Edited by jdmfish - 1/13/11 at 12:37pm
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post #46 of 52
Im one of those people who hope the 560 is priced $260 or more as I just got a Hawk!
I can get mine to 900mhz core with +50 on voltage. cant get to 950 with +100. May need to unlock the voltage.
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post #47 of 52
my directcu runs at 22c idle at 40% fan speed its very cool & very quiet
post #48 of 52
Wait till 560 .
But between those two cards here is what i have to say:

Most cards can oc to 850+ core, these 2 will definitly give u 900 core clock. If ur going to sli them i suggest getting asus, because 2 in sli will limit the oc. If you are going just single 460 like me... Well get the hawk, i can go all the way to 970 with this bad boy.
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post #49 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post
Wait till 560 .
But between those two cards here is what i have to say:

Most cards can oc to 850+ core, these 2 will definitly give u 900 core clock. If ur going to sli them i suggest getting asus, because 2 in sli will limit the oc. If you are going just single 460 like me... Well get the hawk, i can go all the way to 970 with this bad boy.
did you unlock the voltage for 970?
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post #50 of 52
Yea i did. I didnt like the fact that i was able to put +200mv on AB and then forced to only +100.
Yea my card is stable at 970 using +200mv. I have a fan blowing on the pcb though. And when i am through with the card , when it becomes like my 8400gs. I intend to modify it abit with extra cooling. Home-made vrm/mem cooling FTW. Also i have AS ceramiq and Coolab liquid metal ultra.
I idle at 25 and load 54 occt (stock clocks ofcourse)
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