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Well my 9800gtx died a few days ago so I have ordered the hawk and pick it up tomorrow.
Can't wait to try it out and oc it.
How have other people gone with this card and also in sli?
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I do not have the HAWK. I have sparkle 460gtx. Your 460gtx will run anything smoothly! SLI is Overkill for most games. A very minimal overclock is required to run EVERYTHING on Max.
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i had a Hawk (killed two)

Basically if you don't Bios mod it for more voltage you should be Fine!

They run really quiet and VERY (mine idled at 35c and max load i ever saw was 68c with OCCT! otherwise all games only got it to around 55c even crysis) cool, really nice cards. Most Hawks get up to 850Mhz core on their stock Voltage and Most Max out at 900 (all three of mine did) Unfortunately they don't come with Vrm heatsinks and this is what killed mine when i was pumping 1.187v through them (i was getting around 960Mhz with this voltage).

I maxed out most of my games except Crysis,metro 2033 and just cause 2.
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460 Hawks are fantastic cards. A single one can run most current titles maxed, and in SLI they literally destroy everything at 1200p and under, Crysis and Metro included. You won't be disappointed
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Great. Can't wait to get it fitted.
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post
i had a Hawk (killed two)

Basically if you don't Bios mod it for more voltage you should be Fine!

They run really quiet and VERY (mine idled at 35c and max load i ever saw was 68c with OCCT! otherwise all games only got it to around 55c even crysis) cool, really nice cards. Most Hawks get up to 850Mhz core on their stock Voltage and Most Max out at 900 (all three of mine did) Unfortunately they don't come with Vrm heatsinks and this is what killed mine when i was pumping 1.187v through them (i was getting around 960Mhz with this voltage).

I maxed out most of my games except Crysis,metro 2033 and just cause 2.
Are you insane?!
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What's the max voltage on the 3 setting u can change. Don't wanna push it too hi.
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