Perks of Buying EVGA
Exclusive to owners of EVGA products, Precision is a nifty little piece of software that allows you to easily tweak the speed of graphics clocks and fans, monitor temperatures and GPU usage, or even track FPS and take screenshots when you’re in-game. Save your settings as profiles that you can assign to hotkeys and change between them anytime, or simply have Precision automatically apply your OC whenever Windows starts up.
On one side of the main screen you have sliders and numbers indicating the current clocks of the core, shader, and memory, as well as the fan speed. There is a button that toggles synchronization of the shader and core clock speeds (keeping them at a 2:1 ratio) and another that can be used to synchronize settings among all of the GPUs in the system. Unlike previous versions of the software, you can set each of the cards to run at different speeds. So, if one card in your SLI setup can OC further than another, you can bump up its clocks a little more and get the added performance.
The other side depicts a compact view of the hardware monitoring graphs. Double-clicking it will detach the constantly-updating graphs as an always-on-top, resizable window. If you hover your mouse over any point on the graph, it shows specific numbers for that particular time. You can also configure Precision to display hardware data in the system tray, via an in-game on-screen display, or on your Logitech keyboard’s LCD display.
EVGA OC Scanner
EVGA released a new graphics utility earlier this year, this time exclusive to owners of a GeForce GTX 400 series video card. OC Scanner is a combination stress test, benchmark, and artifact scanner that is meant to be used in conjunction with Precision to push your graphics card to its limit.
Once you’ve overclocked the GPU to the level you want to test for stability, you can use the stress test to check your load temperature(s) and detect artifacts, if there are any. If you’re satisfied, you can then run the benchmark to be assigned a score that you can use to compare your graphics performance with that of others.
It also has built-in GPU protection, which automatically shuts it off once a configurable thermal threshold is reached. More advanced users can even control the GPU power draw delay, which is configurable in milliseconds.
Warranty and 24/7 Technical Support
Register your graphics card on EVGA.com within 30 days of purchase to take advantage of the 2-year or lifetime limited warranty available for the GTX 460 768MB SC. If anything goes wrong, you will be able to RMA it back to EVGA for free repair or replacement. If you have any questions concerning your graphics card or any related issue, you can contact EVGA by phone or online at any time of day or night.