N460GTX Hawk

Overview

 

 
 
Hawk Series Introduction
   
Hawk Series Features

 Key Features

  • Triple Over Voltage
    - N460GTX Hawk is the world’s first graphics card which supports voltage adjustment of GPU, Memory and PLL!
  • Twin Frozr II Thermal Design -18℃ Cooler and 8.1 dB Quieter!!
    - Dual 8CM PWM Fans : Air flow from dual fans can cool down GPU/Memory/Power Module at once.
    - Four heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology
    - Nickel-plated Copper Base :  Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
  • 7+1 Phase PWM Design
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     Higher current to GPU Power
    - Higher overclocking capability
    - Better stability in peak load
  • Military Class Components
    - Hi-C Cap provides more precise GPU voltage.
    - SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) : 30% Higher Current Capacity,  10% Power Efficiency Improvement.
    - All Solid CAP for longer lifespan.
  • APS (Active Phase Switching)& V-Check Points
    - APS (Active Phase Switch) helps save power usage by controlling PWM automatically.
    - V-Check Points allow users to read voltage directly by multi-meter. 


Video Output Function

  • Dual-link DVI x 2
  • Mini HDMI x 1  
  • VGA(Optional, via DVI to D-Sub adapptor) x1
  • HDMI(Optional, via Mini HDMI to HDMI dongle) x1

 
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

  • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
    including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers
 
Product Accessories

 

 

 

 

Optional

MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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MSI All Solid Capacitor

MSI Graphics Card products utilities high quality solid capacitor. For the gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provide much stronger support while users want to engage in hard-core tuning.

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Live Update 5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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HDMI + DVI Output

HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensive used interfaces for high definition video display. MSI adopts two interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy the latest HD video such as blu-ray movie.
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NVIDIA SLI Technology

Used by the most demanding gamers worldwide, SLI lets you link up to GeForce GTX series graphics cards together for astounding performance. And with NVIDIA's track record for fast and frequent software updates, you’ll not only get the best performance in existing games, but future games too.

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NVIDIA PhysX® Technology

Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
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HDMI Support

MSI graphics cards offer the HDMI functionality to provide access to premium digital content. HDMI enables gaming enthusiasts to seamlessly connect to their LCD monitor to bring the ultimate multimedia experience. (Only 1 single HDMI cable is required while streaming audio/video data to flat-panel display devices, such as Plasma/LCD TVs, or projector.)
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V-Check Points

V-Check Points Bulit-in Voltage measurement points on graphics card or motherboard. No need to read hard and long datasheet to find the voltage reading points. ‧Get accurate voltage of GPU and Memory on the fly. ‧Additional cables hold multimeter probes.
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Meet RoHS regulations

MSI products are the first to be in conformity of the EU’s RoHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, reducing heavy metals and toxic materials in the products. This is an effort made for the Earth, and essentially for a clean future.
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Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

Both support the latest specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD(High Definition DVD). It comes with the latest GPU and Memory superior processing performance in which users can easily enjoy the high-definition video of 1920x1080(1080p/i).
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HDCP Support

The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the date transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.
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APS (Active Phase Switching)

APS (Active Phase Switching) MSI exclusive power-saving technology for graphics card or motherboard. ‧Adjust PWM phase based on GPU/Memory loading ‧Maintain high efficiency under all loading, up to 93% ‧Save more power and keep low working temperature
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NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology

NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is the world’s only C language environment that enables programmers and developers to write software to solve complex computational problems in a fraction of the time by tapping into the many-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With millions of CUDA™-capable GPUs already deployed, thousands of software programmers are already using the free CUDA™ software tools to accelerate applications—from video and audio encoding to oil and gas exploration, product design, medical imaging, and scientific research. Free download TMPGEnc 4.0 Express Free download badaboom media converter

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HDMI convertible output

Dual-link DVI convertible output supports Video/Audio signal integration through DVI to HDMI interface, which drivers resolution of a digital display up to 1920x1200 or higher.
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NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology

Blu-ray and HD DVD movies are bringing a new level of movie-viewing experience; with high-definition image quality far surpassing standard-definition DVDs. NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD2 technology provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality.

Brief Specifications

Graphics Engine GeForce GTX 460
Interface PCI Express x16 2.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 1024
Memory Interface 256 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 675/780/810
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 3600/3900
DVI Output 2
D-SUB Output 2(optional, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)
HDMI-Output 2(optional, via Mini HDMI to HDMI dongle)
Mini HDMI-Output 1
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.1
SLI Support Y
Card Dimension(mm) 238 x 111 x 37 mm
Weight 669g

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Best Choice Award - Maximo PC
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Maximo PC
Country: Argentina
Top Award - Escape Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Top Award
Review: -
Media: Escape Magazine
Country: Czech Republic
Dam Good Value Award - Hardware Canucks
Date: 2011-00
Title: Dam Good Value Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Canucks
Country: United States
msi-award
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: SHPIL
Country: Ukraine
Tech Awards 2011 - Editor's Choice Award (Best Mainstream NVIDIA Graphics Card) - HWM+HardwareZone.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Tech Awards 2011 - Editor's Choice Award (Best Mainstream NVIDIA Graphics Card)
Review: >Open
Media: HWM+HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
Approved Award - Custom PC Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: Approved Award
Review: -
Media: Custom PC Magazine
Country: UK
Taiwan Excellence 2011 Award - Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Date: 2011-00
Title: Taiwan Excellence 2011 Award
Review: -
Media: Taiwan Symbol of Excellence Winner
Country: Taiwan
Recommended Product Award - Prohardver.hu
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: Prohardver.hu
Country: Hungary
Best Buy Gold Award - Hwlegend.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hwlegend.com
Country: Italy
Recommended Award 'Overall Rating: 90%' - PC Centre
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award 'Overall Rating: 90%'
Review: >Open
Media: PC Centre
Country: Poland
Best Choice Award - Ferra
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Ferra
Country: Russia
Editor's Choice: Best Product Award - overclockers.ua
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice: Best Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: overclockers.ua
Country: Ukraine
Extreme Performance Award - OCAR
Date: 2010-00
Title: Extreme Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: OCAR
Country: Argentina
Price Efficiency Award - Overclock.it
Date: 2010-00
Title: Price Efficiency Award
Review: >Open
Media: Overclock.it
Country: Jamaica
Recommended Award - bit-tech.net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: bit-tech.net
Country: United States
Hot Award (Overall Rating: 91%) - Atomic MPC
Date: 2010-00
Title: Hot Award (Overall Rating: 91%)
Review: >Open
Media: Atomic MPC
Country: Australia
Top 100 Products of 2010 - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Top 100 Products of 2010
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
Overclocking Award - PC Assemblage
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overclocking Award
Review: -
Media: PC Assemblage
Country: France
Top Product Award - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2010-00
Title: Top Product Award
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Recommended Award - Thg.ru
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Thg.ru
Country: Russia
4 out of 5 Stars Award - Computer Newspaper
Date: 2010-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: -
Media: Computer Newspaper
Country: Ukraine
Gold Award - PC Format Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: PC Format Magazine
Country: United States
CES Innovations Awards - 2011 International CES
Date: 2010-00
Title: CES Innovations Awards
Review: -
Media: 2011 International CES
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Overall: 9.0 out of 10 - HyperGear Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overall: 9.0 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: HyperGear Magazine
Country: Poland
Editor's Choice Award - HotHardware.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: HotHardware.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Gold Award - PC Perspective
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Perspective
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Award - PureOverclock.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: PureOverclock.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Recommended Award - CD Action
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: CD Action
Country: Portugal
Must Have Award (Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10) - KitGuru.net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Must Have Award (Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10)
Review: >Open
Media: KitGuru.net
Country: United States
Editor's Choice Award - PC Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Magazine
Country: Korea
Must Have Award - Techzine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Must Have Award
Review: >Open
Media: Techzine
Country: Netherlands Antilles
HOT Award - Atomic Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: HOT Award
Review: -
Media: Atomic Magazine
Country: Australia
Product of the Month Award - CHIP Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Product of the Month Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP Magazine
Country: Turkey
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: PCWorld Rating: 81 out of 100
Review: >Open
Media: PCWorld.in
Country: India
Editor's Choice Award - PC Revue
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC Revue
Country: Slovenia
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award - PC Advisor
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Advisor
Country: United States
5 Stars Award - PC Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: 5 Stars Award
Review: -
Media: PC Magazine
Country: Russia
Editor's Choice Award - Overclockersclub.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Overclockersclub.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Final Score: 9.15 out of 10 - BenchmarkReviews.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Final Score: 9.15 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: BenchmarkReviews.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Silver Award - HardOCP.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Silver Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardOCP.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
The Choice of Overclockers Award - easycom.com.ua
Date: 2010-00
Title: The Choice of Overclockers Award
Review: >Open
Media: easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Optimal Price/Opportunity Award - easycom.com.ua
Date: 2010-00
Title: Optimal Price/Opportunity Award
Review: >Open
Media: easycom.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
Recommended Award - DDworld.cz
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: DDworld.cz
Country: Czech Republic
The Best for Overclockers Award - Hizpazone
Date: 2010-00
Title: The Best for Overclockers Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hizpazone
Country: Sri Lanka
9 out of 10 - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: 9 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Slovak Republic
Overclockable Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overclockable Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Slovak Republic
Gold Award - Hardware.info
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.info
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Editor's Choice Award - Motherboards.org
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Motherboards.org
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Gold - The Best Award - pchs.it
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold - The Best Award
Review: >Open
Media: pchs.it
Country: Jamaica
Editor's Choice Award - t-break.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: t-break.com
Country: UK
Editor's Choice Award - techPowerUp
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: techPowerUp
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Tweakers Essential Award - Guru3D.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Tweakers Essential Award
Review: >Open
Media: Guru3D.com
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Excellent  Hardware Award - Hardwareluxx
Date: 2010-00
Title: Excellent Hardware Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardwareluxx
Country: Germany

BIOS

Driver

Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Graphics Driver 306.81
Description
Version 306.81
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 147.82 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 306.81
Description
Version 306.81
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 183.18 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 306.97
Description
Version 306.97
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS Win8 32, Win7 32
Download download File Size 169.45 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 306.97
Description
Version 306.97
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-10-31
OS Win8 64, Win7 64
Download download File Size 216.85 MB
Note

Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
MSI Afterburner
Description MSI's own "Afterburner" software is currently the most powerful graphics card overclocking software available. Aside from the basic frequency adjustment and system monitor, this software allows the user to adjust the voltage for the GPU. This important feature saves all the hassle of having to adjust the circuit board in order to provide a higher voltage to the GPU. Additionally, the software's automatic fan speed control has received a lot of praise from enthusiasts all over the world. With MSI's "Afterburner", the decision to run the fan quietly or for high-performance is in your hands!
Version 2.3.1
Type Utility Release Date 2013-06-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 21.93 MB
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Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Lite English 5.26 MB download 2010-09-17

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