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MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK 1GB Video Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 2, 2010 1:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.


We'll be checking out the HAWK against a number of cards here today, but let's see what kind of gains the model gives us over the Cyclone version from MSI which carries a 725MHz core.


Let's get started!


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.




Straight away we see a nice little performance bump from that 780MHz core.


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