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GTX 460 Hawk vs Hawk talon attack

post #1 of 10
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I just purchased a 460 Hawk

but what is the difference other then clock speeds between the two? is the other cherry picked for higher OC's? whats the big deal? is it just a marketing ploy or does the talon attack have "better: internal components?

and should I add Memory heat sinks? i no these cards run nice but would that add stability? thank u guys
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As you said one is factory overclocked which means it is actually supported by the manufacturer and it probably uses better components to adjust for the clock speed.

If you are planning to use this card for a long time and get the most out of it heatsinks would be nice as it will add to the lifetime of the modules. Other than that they won't do miracles for you to achieve great memory clocks.
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alright, i saw both them, but the talon attack was like 20$ more (includes shipping) and i just didn't see the point, same cooling design, also if i have to i will add the memory heat sinks...
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Don't quote me on this but I believe I've heard the Talon attacks are binned higher
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post #5 of 10
Yeah people were upset about the Hawk, The first release was not binned at all I beleive..
They were in a rush to get them out I think.. Anyways a while after release, the announced the Talon Attack ( re-release Hawk, actually binned )
Kinda shady of MSI if you ask me.. No company is perfect I suppose.. Look at Intel LOL !!!
post #6 of 10
same cards essentially, but the talon attacks have better memory, and slightly higher speeds (810c vs 780c on the hawk)

can't really lose either way, and in a blind test you won't be able to tell the difference between the two
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alrighty, thank you every one, also I am not a extreme overclocker, but this time around I will run this card its maximum safe OC and not try to fry it pushing it past 1G on the core... thanks guys

also Iceblade, I must commend you on ur system, I have a lot of respect for Athlonii x4's as most trolls out there automatically say it is a inferior CPU... =\\

+ rep for all of you much love!
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alrighty, thank you every one, also I am not a extreme overclocker, but this time around I will run this card its maximum safe OC and not try to fry it pushing it past 1G on the core... thanks guys

also Iceblade, I must commend you on ur system, I have a lot of respect for Athlonii x4's as most trolls out there automatically say it is a inferior CPU... =\\

+ rep for all of you much love!
thanks . yeah it was cheap (mobo+CPU+cooler for $40 inc tax on Black Friday) so i can't complain, and it runs all my games with ease whilst performing comparably to my X3 720 with 4 cores. they're good chips, especially for the price

where's my rep??? j/k
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i was looking at your box to the < - - - - but couldn't find it, then I saw you were a Forum Mod
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post #10 of 10
Welcome to the club. Enjoy your stay. 460 Hawks are amazing
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