Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate
content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product.
If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link
located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by
NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with
a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed in these reviews.
Pros military class components, designed for overclocking so MANY useful options including on-card voltage wire harnesses for mem, gpu and something else i forget. cool box design and quiet operation.
Cons last year's mid-range gaming card.
Summary super great value at $134.99 CAD (after mail in rebate and instant rebate) they are going for $120 used on craigslist. good enough for occasional gaming or someone on a bugdet who wants to have a super reliable gpu that can be pushed to the limits and not break the next day like XFX does. and it's msi, so it's automatically good to begin with.
Pros Excellent overclocking compatibilities Excellent Gaming Graphics at max settings Maintains cool temperatures while playing Call Of Duty Black Ops or other high end games
Cons None really it is a great Video Card
Summary This Video card was a replacement for my Nvidia GTS250 With 1GB GDDR3 Ram This meets more then my expectations Perfect for gaming running at 100FPS Very Quite (enjoyed Very Much) I would Very Much recommend to a friend
This review was modfied by poster @ 02-09-12 08:06 AM
Pros Everything about this card from the price to the packaging and utility has exceeded my expectations of mid level video cards
Cons I just can't think of any I love this card
Summary This card is a rockstar as soon as you get it install the MSI afterburner utility and go from 780mhz to 1k on air without making changes to voltage! runs Entropia Universe "CE2" really well with physx settings pinned, most video settings on High and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. E6750, ddr2800 2x2gb, I will buy another one once I upgrade my mobo to something SLI. Unless its DOA you will be more then happy with this video card, it will even kiss you on the forehead and tuck you in at night.
Summary This card is great it runs everything great on my screen which is 1080p and plays battlefield with almost all settings on high and i can tell you the game looks amazing and plays very smooth with this car powering it. THis being one of the lesser expensive gtx 460's at least when i bought makes it an exceptional value since this card over clocks well and the thermal solution keeps it very cool.
Summary have a 25CM fan on side of comp idles at 20*- 22* cel can beat the price of $150 Had it at 850 Core and 1900 mem with no voltage adjustments Don't know why it doesn't show I'm a verified owner...Bought it from NCIX...and only got 25 points instead of 100
This review was modfied by poster g 09-28-11 10:57 PM
This review was modfied by poster @ 12-04-11 03:08 PM
Cons No free game? Starcraft 2 free trial doesn't really cut it. I don't really need a free game though.
Summary For the low low price (150 dollars without MIR? O>O), very fast performance, and also runs very cool! I'm very satisfied with this card, for the price, it's unbeatable! The shipping was very fast and the video card was packed well.
Pros Uses less power than my old 8800GTS Great price for performance
Cons Card died after only having it for 3 weeks
Summary Already owned one of these cards since January of this year and decided to buy a second one to use it in sli. The duo worked fine for 3 weeks till this card died. Luckily, NCIX was decent enough to exchange my dead card for a new one. So far my replacement card has been working well in sli. Overall, quite happy with my setup.
The MSI Hawk is a great card which retails for a price that will ensure mass market appeal. Granted, the voltage read points will be completely pointless for the vast majority of consumers but all of the other features just add to its already outstanding value.
MSI's GeForce GTX 460 HAWK is rock solid version of a factory overclocked GTX 460 card. Thanks to MSI's clock speeds of 781 MHz GPU and 900 Memory memory, the card delivers about 10% more performance than a reference design GTX 460 with 1 GB of memory. If this is not enough for you, then you
The first fully Microsoft DirectX® 11-compatible GPUs in their class, the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series are designed to deliver unbelievable HD gaming performance for the latest games and DirectX® 11 applications so you can dominate the competition.
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.
V-Check Points Bulit-in Voltage measurement points on graphics card or mainboard. 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.
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 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.
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
Characters with complex, jointed geometries for more life-like motion and interaction
Spectacular new weapons with incredible effects
Cloth that drapes and tears naturally
Dense smoke & fog that billow around objects in motion
Forum messages are not reviewed and may not contain accurate information about a product.
Message contents are opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product.
We do not recommend you make puchasing decisions based on Forum messages.
All pricing subject to change. For all prices,
products and offers, NCIX.com reserves the right to make adjustments
due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, manufacturer
price changes, errors in advertisements and other extenuating
circumstances. Promotional offers from NCIX.com are subject to
availability and are available only while supplies last. No rain
checks will be issued on promotional items and offers.
While NCIX.com uses all reasonable efforts
to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, NCIX.com
makes no warranties or representations as to the Site's accuracy.
NCIX.com assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors
or omissions in the content on the Site.
NCIX.com warrants product(s) to be in good
working condition and free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of one (1) year for OEM packages, and for thirty
(30) days for RETAIL packages, from the original Invoice date
unless otherwise restricted below or by the manufacturer's own
warranty policy. Defective returns and warranty service will be
replaced, exchanged or repaired at NCIX.com's sole discretion,
and based on vendor's policy.
NON-DEFECTIVE merchandise returns may be
accepted on some items ONLY within 15 days of the Invoice date,
at NCIX.com's discretion. All NON-DEFECTIVE returns are subject
to a 15% restocking fee. No refunds will be issued for blank media,
digital cameras (and accessories), opened software, printers,
printer supplies, paper, projectors (and accessories), appliances,
handhelds, PDAs, notebook computers, special order computers and
special order items.
Defective software, video games or DVDs
will be replaced by the SAME title and format ONLY (and subject
to current availability) within 30 days of the Invoice date. Software,
video games and DVDs may be returned within 30 days only if the
item is UNOPENED (with shrink wrap still intact) at the sole discretion
NCIX.com does NOT apply a surcharge
to credit card orders. Please read our RMA
& warranty policy and terms
& conditions for more information. If you have
any questions regarding our sales and warranty policies, please
send us a message -- we'll be glad to answer any of your questions.
First 30 days limited warranty through NCIX.com. The remainder of the 3 year warranty is provided directly by the manufacturer. As an authorized MSI Canada Dealer, products purchased through NCIX are eligible for Canadian RMA service at MSI`s Canadian service depot in Canada.