Legit Video Card Reviews
MSI GeForce N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 Overclocked Video Card Review
|Product:||N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 OC|
|Date:||Wed, Aug 04, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Retail Box and Bundle
The retail box for the MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 video card lists the main features that the card comes with and the feature that really catches your eye is the sticker that says the card is 15.7% quieter than the NVIDIA reference cooler that is used by NVIDIA on the GeForce GTX460 video card. If you flip the front cover of the retail box open you'll find two more pages of information that highlight the MSI Cyclone Thermal Design.
Turning the retail box over, we see even more marketing text in 29 different languages. The back of the box also features bullet lists on the left hand side for the card features and minimum system requirements.
When you open the box the presentation was very nice as you'll find the video card and accessory bundle behind a piece of plastic. The card ships in a static bag, but it was removed so it would look better in a picture for the review.
With the MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 video card bundle removed from the box we see that MSI included a pair of DVI-to-VGA and DVI-to-HDMI adapters, a quick installation guide, a dual 4-pin molex to single 6-pin PCIe power adapter and a drivers CD with the multi-language manual CD.
When you fire up the driver CD that comes with the card you'll see this GUI that has not several, but nine tabs for you to check out. You'll find the usual things like the user manual and drives, but also a ton of software demos and NVIDIA demos.
MSI AfterBurner was also included on the CD and this is a nice little overclocking software utility that was co-developed by MSI and Rivatuner to get the most from your MSI graphics card. What makes this utility nice is the fact that it has voltage adjustment included, which is something other companies fail to offer with their overclocking utility.
The AfterBurner utility also allows you to adjust the fan speed, monitor temperatures and even save up to five individual profiles! If you haven't tried MSI AfterBurner then you really should as it ranks up there with the very best GPU overclocking utilities made by anyone.
Next Page - GeForce GTX 460 Test Settings
Page 1 - The MSI N460GTX Cyclone Video Card
Page 2 - A Closer Look at the N460GTX Cyclone
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - GeForce GTX 460 Test Settings
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 6 - Resident Evil 5
Page 7 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 8 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 9 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 11 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions