Overclocking the MSI GTX 460 HAWK Talon Attack was a slightly more complex routine than normal, as MSI Afterburner software allows you to unlock various voltage settings within the software.
Pushing the voltage on the core as far as it would go we managed to get it stable at an incredible 1ghz ! with memory topping out at 4000mhz effective. Shader values also increased from 1620mhz to 2000mhz. Incredible results.
When the card is under full load there is an LED readout on the back of the card (see picture above) which shows the current being delivered. This picture was taken during a run of Unigine Heaven Benchmark.
We will look at the temperatures in more detail later in the review.