Reviews and Problems with MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC
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Not suitable for high resolution displays
6 August 2011
Summary: I purchased this card because it was good value for money and used the Nvidia reference design layout which allowed me to easily replace the fan with a water cooling block. This modification was straight forward and went without a hitch. The good: Performs reasonable well for games for the price. The bad: I am using this graphics card with a DELL Ultrasharp U3011 (see my review at <...>), this monitor has a maximum resolution of 2560x1600.
Excerpt: I bough this card for gaming build, it was not the cheapest option but I am glad I got this over a HD 5770. The card itself is pretty powerful and has a lot of potential when overclocked and/or run in an sli setup although I only use a single card. I run mine at 850 MHz which is fine for my needs but I have read they can overclock in excess of 900 MHz quite easily. The Cyclone cooler also works well to keep the card both cool and relatively quiet whilst under load.
Summary: This was not the best choice I could have made--I didn't do enough homework. The issue is not with MSI, but NVIDIA chipsets. If you Google GTX460 and freeze, you will see there are issues across all brands with this series (and other NVIDIA 400-500 series). It looks like the problem has been around since day 1 and there is no remedy offered at this time. The problem manifests itself by freezing or locking up the system randomly. There is no one task that will cause it.