Jump forward to the GTX 460 and overclocking became a huge part of the model. Every model we've tested to date has been overclocked out of the box, and most by a fairly good margin. Getting down and dirty with MSI Afterburner, you really had the chance to achieve even more speed thanks to the voltage increase ability and recently the GTX 460 HAWK from MSI offered us just some insane clocks, tipping almost 1GHz on the core.
While the rumors in regards to the GTS 450 haven't been as strongly filled with overclocking, a few partners have told us there's plenty of headroom still. If you haven't had a look at our standalone MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB review, I recommend checking it out. If you have, though, you'll already know the clocks we ended up with. Before we get into the performance side of things, though, we'll have a closer look at the OC we did achieve.