MSI Completes the N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack

By Sebastian Pop   October 4th, 2010 10:34 GMT

Coming to add yet another customized version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, Micro-Star International has prepared the N460GTX Hawk 'Talon Attack', obviously a factory overclocked board with a custom cooling module.

For those interested in a reminder, while the GTX 470 and 480 see to the enthusiast segment, the GeForce GTX 460 video card is NVIDIA's board aimed at the upper level of the mainstream front, the so-called performance market.

As some may have already guessed, the MSI N460GTX Hawk 'Talon Attack' is an even stronger version of the N460GTX Hawk that the company launched about a month ago.

The new board is, of course, powered by the 40nm-based GF104 graphics processing unit, here clocked at 810 MHz instead of 780 MHz.

There is, of course, the expected 1 GB of GDDR5 VRAM as well, whose frequency is of 3,900 MHz, as opposed to the reference 3,600 MHz.

What's more, the video card features a shader clock of 1,620 MHz instead of 1,560 MHz, as well as a memory interface of 256 bits.

The rest of the base specifications are, more or less, unchanged, except for the fact that MSI implemented its now infamous Military Class components (Hi-C Cap, Super Ferrite Choke).

To be more specific, there are 336 CUDA cores, a 7+1 PWM design with APS (Active Phase Switching) and voltage check points.

As for the cooling system, there is a dual-slot Twin Frozr II model with a pair of fans and the promise to keep temperatures lower than what NVIDIA's base models can manage.

Finally, the video controller boasts dual-DVI and HDMI outputs, as well as, naturally, full support for SLI, PhysX, CUDA and 3D Vision Surround, among other things.

The MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack will soon start shipping, though the price tag has not exactly been disclosed.

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