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#1 Aug 09 2010 at 3:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Free performance boost for j00
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#2 Aug 09 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
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Pretty neat. I don't have an EVGA GTX 460, but if I did, I would do that.
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Thanks for the post, I just got an EVGA GTX 460, so I'll try this out.

I'll run the FFXIV benchmark before and after the boost, so we can get an idea of how much it boost the score in FFXIV.

The only thing I am a little worried about is that the article implies "why not do it, you have a lifetime warranty", but actually the version I bought only has a 2 year warranty, so if this speed boost makes the card fail faster, I'm not sure I want to do it.
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I have the lifetime warrantee on my 460GTX from EVGA so I will give this a whirl tonight. I'll post the results on this thread, which is tracking all of the updates and tests I'm doing to my rig to see where the best performance increases are:

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1281387977195619811&page=1

I'll do this tonight!

Thanks for the post.

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Have a EVGA GTX 460?


I do, and thank you :)
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#7 Aug 09 2010 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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Sweet, I bought a GTX 460 768MB card, wont be home till saturday to try this but.. definatly will give it a shot.
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#8 Aug 09 2010 at 4:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Make sure you check your warranty before deciding to do this. My warranty is only 2 years with registration on the eVGA site because my product ID ended with "-TR". I may do it anyway since it seems low risk, and I just got my card so I still have 2 years where I'm covered.

From the eVGA website: http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/

Part number suffix warranty key:

Limited Lifetime:
The EVGA limited lifetime warranty is only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX. (with product registration 30 days from purchase)

Limited 3 Year:
EVGA 3 Year limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-K1, -KR. (with product registration 30 days from purchase)

Limited 2 Year:
EVGA 2 Year limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -TR, -TX, -T2. (with product registration 30 days from purchase)

Limited 1 Year:
EVGA 1 Year limited warranty only eligible for part numbers ending in:
-BR, -B1, -BX, -DR

Other warranties:
Products ending in -RX are B-Stock and recertified products, these carry a limited 90 day warranty.

International Warranties:

* Asia / Pacific region
* European region

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I went for the gigabyte version because all the EVGA ones were sold out on Newegg. I was disappointed until I remembered that I can overclock it myself...
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#10 Aug 09 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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You can get WAY more out of it then that free performance boost. They have it set at 720MHz/1440MHz, mine right now is set at 857MHz/1714MHz. Of course you need to keep an eye on your temp, but this card is capable some serious overclocking. In crysis at the highest settings my 857/1714 gave me 15fps boost from the stock settings on the card.
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non-EVGA owners can use MSIs afterburner to overclock their cards, be warned if you don't know what you're doing you can cause major issues or even destroy your inestment. Having said that, the scaling fan tool is amazing and a must have for all GTX 465+ owners. If anything setting the fan speed to 100% 5 degrees before meltdown will give you an audiable warning even over good headphones (most of the GTX 400 series won't go over 80% without being told to, the tool is awesome, and the fans over 80% are insanely loud... fyi most of the loud fan reviews were from reviewers who set the fan at 80%+ which a stock card shouldn't ever do, so you can ignore the sound portions of said reviews)
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To those talking about overclocking, yes I realize you can OC your card; this is for those who don't feel comfortable doing so, and by simply upgrading this they can see a small performance boost. Not everyone feels safe doing something that could potentially destroy their investment Smiley: wink

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#13 Aug 09 2010 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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So would this have an effect on a card that is already overclocked? In particular I'm thinking of the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE
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I don't think so Redyoshi, that card is already faster than what this will boost normal cards to.
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So would this have an effect on a card that is already overclocked? In particular I'm thinking of the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE


This is a good question...I have the same card and can't figure why I would do this...although on the linked site there is a link with the card we have to get a performance boost...maybe just to unlock the fan speeds...

Edited, Aug 9th 2010 8:54pm by WhtxKorean
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I'm using the standard eVGA 460GTX and here are my numbers (I didn't bother with testing low res)

Hi-res:
Before eVGA firmware update: 2464
After eVGA firmware update: 2580

about a 4.5% increase, woohoo!

For the peopel asking if it will improve their already overclocked 460 GTX, it may improve it, since the link to the eVGA post abou tthe firmware update has a separate update firmware for the already overclocked versions. Check it out here:

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=498804
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I WAS going for an EVGA 460 but it was *&@^(&!%! false advertising here and none was available so I had to go with a Palit. I've pretty much finished assembling the PC but I haven't booted it for the first time yet (been very busy the last few days).

Gonna go home today, redo some of the wiring (cable management), move some furniture in my room around (better airflow to the case), and hopefully it boots for the first time with no trouble.
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#18 Aug 10 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Same thing happened to me Threx, 5 days after I order my EVGA GTX460 1GB I get an email saying they have all been back ordered.. :(

Hopefully the MSI card I ordered performs well, it has a pretty good fan on it apparently, and it's slightly OC'd as well.
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MikejcSha wrote:
Same thing happened to me Threx, 5 days after I order my EVGA GTX460 1GB I get an email saying they have all been back ordered.. :(

Hopefully the MSI card I ordered performs well, it has a pretty good fan on it apparently, and it's slightly OC'd as well.


The MSI one is a great card. That would have been my second choice if it were actually sold here. ; ;
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