Cyclone Thermal Design - 9cm PWM Fan for 40% more airflow. - Nickel-plated copper base for better dissipation - Rounded design to prevent keeping dust. - 15.7% quieter than reference design.
Military Class Components - Hi-C Cap provides more precise GPU voltage. - SSC (Solid State Chock) has No Buzz noise and higher current for better overclocking ability. - All Solid CAP for longer lifespan.
MSI Afterburner overclocking utility - Support Over Voltage function of GPU - Support advanced fan speed control. - Support burn-in stability test.
PhysX & 3DVision Surround technology - Support PhysX technology effects for realist physics effect. - Support 3DVision Surround technology to provide 3 monitor output simultaneously and real 3D image experience. (NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround requires NVIDIA release 256 driver, two or more graphics cards in NVIDIA SLI configuration, 3D Vision glasses, and 3D Vision-Ready displays.)
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.
MSI Solid Capacitor Graphic Card 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.
MSI Vivid is an easy tool to enhance " image quality ". It can helps users to get better image quality in viewing " Digital photos, document & games " • Vivid brings the easiest way to optimize graphic quality. • Colorize your vision when browsing digital photos!!! • Sharpen characters edge!!! • Enhance contrast when playing game!!!
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.
MSI Live update 4 is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility update s and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
MSI Live update online
MSI Live update online is designed to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when there’s a new version online. It helps reduce the risk of getting the wrong file and minimize the trouble of searching the files from MSI website.
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.
Designed to run perfectly with new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future proofing bridge to tomorrow's most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for broadest 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.)
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.
Both support the latest specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD(High Definition DVD). It comes with the latest GPU and DDRIII superior processing performance in which users can easily enjoy the high-definition video of 1920x1080(1080p/i).
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
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.
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.
PhysX™ is designed specifically for hardware acceleration by powerful processors with hundreds of cores. Combined with the tremendous parallel processing capability of the GPU, PhysX™ will provide an exponential increase in physics processing power and will take gaming to a new level delivering rich, immersive physical gaming environments with features such as:
Explosions that cause dust and collateral debris
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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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GeForce GTX 460
PCI Express x16 2.0
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?NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) ?Microsoft Windows 7 Support ?NVIDIA PhysX Technology ?Microsoft DirectX 11 Support ?NVIDIA CUDA Technology ?NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready ?Hardware Decode Acceleration ?3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology ?PCI Express 2.0 Support ?OpenGL 3.2 Optimization and Support ?OpenCL Support ?DirectCompute Support ?32x Anti-aliasing Technology ?Dual-link DVI Support ?HDMI 1.3a Support ?NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology ?Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration ?Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch ?Dual-link HDCP Capable ?High-Quality Scaling ?Bad Edit Correction ?Edge Enhancement ?Enhanced Error Resilience ?Noise Reduction
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Bought the other day to upgrade the wife's computer from a evga 260 sc++ that burnt out. Fits the case/board better than the huge 260 and runs almost as nicely as my MSI GTX 460 Talon Hawk. This card out performs the 550TI that costs about the same so if you are looking for a decent card on the cheap this is the card to get.
This card is simply amazing. I upgraded from an ATI HD4850, and this card kills it. So happy to go back to Nvidia, their cards are bar-none. This is my first MSI card, and I am very pleased, it is built very well. The cyclone cooler is the real kicker, it runs this card at 50°C under full load overclocked! I would highly recommend this card.
Probably almost everyone and their little sister owns this card. This card is very popular because it's so cheap yet gives playable framerate. Overclocking however did not live up to expectations. My card cannot do over 800mhz core / 1850mhz vram. Anything above that will cause crashes.
Provides good performance/price ratio. Got this on sale with MIR. MIR will be a pain to deal with. This cards comes overclocked. Had to tinker with Nvidia's control panel for a bit to change/underclock this card to nvidia's reference clock speed.
Ordered this 2 month ago when it was in special offer and it was a good price for the performance it give me when i play game like Crysis 2 and other game. This card has a good fps when i play and i didn't get any bug until now.
Came with free game but i didn't try them.
This is definitely a good mid-range card that will play current games and future gaming such as Battlefield 3 with no issues on a 1650x monitor. Comes with a free game, so that is always a plus! :D
Great card for a mid gaming system. Does the job well and is very cost effective. Takes 2 6pin pci power connectors which i didnt realize because it was a last minute upgrade but luckily my psu had them. Definitely worth it.
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