Enter here for a chance to win an Asus GeForce GTX 460

As we announced in today’s podcast, Asus has kindly donated one of its GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards—the ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5—as part of its sponsorship of the TR Podcast. We’ve decided to organize one of our famous giveaways so that, by the end of the month, one lucky podcast listener will be able to claim to the prize.

Ain’t she a beaut’?

The ENGTX460 packs a gig of GDDR5 RAM and has a core clock speed of 675MHz. Asus outfits it with its DirectCU cooler, which has three heat pipes and purportedly allows temperatures 20% lower than those of the stock GTX 460. This card also features improved power efficiency and voltage tweaking capabilities. Asus completes the package with a three-year warranty.

How do you enter for a chance to win? Simple: read the rules and regulations below, then listen to the podcast for answers to the three questions below. Once you’ve found the answers, fill out the form at the bottom of this page with your name, contact details, and answers.

Before we get into the contest rules, we’d like to tip our hats to Asus for supporting The Tech Report and making this giveaway possible.

Rules and regulations

Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.

To enter, fill out the form below, correctly answering three easy questions. We clearly reveal the answers to these questions in episode 81 of The Tech Report Podcast.

Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don’t try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We’ll probably disqualify you if you do.

We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time the podcast goes up (on February 16) and February 23 at noon CST. We’ll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site and will also be notified via e-mail on February 25, 2011. The winner must claim his prize by the end of the day on Monday, February 28, 2011, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.

You must include your full name and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner’s name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor Asus is responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as RSI, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.

Update 2/24 4:39 PM: We are no longer accepting submissions for this contest.

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    • JMTR
    • 12 years ago

    Check your email people, don’t want to miss it.

    • BonG
    • 12 years ago

    Good podcast, enjoyed it as usual. Thanks for the contest.

    • DancinJack
    • 12 years ago

    Hey Cyril, how many entries did you get?

    • Pan Skrzetuski
    • 12 years ago

    Never win ANY of these? I have been listening to the podcast for over a year, and this sort of giveaway is pretty rare…

    • MrBojangles
    • 12 years ago

    I second that i listened and answered all three questions as best i could, but i’m not 100% sure i got number 3 right.There’s no mention of the persons name who’s talking during that particular discussion and there’s no voice sound off during the panelist introductions at the begin.So essentially i was taking a shot in the dark at who’s voice i thought that might be.

    • vince
    • 12 years ago

    Sorry, but this is so pointless to say. Pretty sure every country has its own contests that no other country can participate in. Just participate in the ones you have and be done with the whining.

    • bill94el
    • 12 years ago

    My only loyalty is to 3DFX and darned if I can’t find one of those anywhere.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 12 years ago

    This is quite similar, at least, to the card I just bought. The shroud on my cooler is blue, though. This one runs at stock speeds, where mine came factory OC’d to 775MHz. Not sure of other differences. I’m going to enter anyway, because I know someone who could use one. But I have to tell you, it’s QUIET and it runs COOL. Like under load running crap like 3dmark, the fan goes up to about 30% and the GPU temp climbs all the way up to like 62C.

    Also, the product page is where you see the “20% lower” temperatures, and the post is just pulling from that.

    • flip-mode
    • 12 years ago

    Cyril must have read the HardOCP review.

    • Palek
    • 12 years ago

    Lighten up. We’re just having some fun with a silly disclaimer.

    Also, you might want to put in a bit more effort next time. You basically cut and pasted from [url=https://techreport.com/discussions.x/20444?post=536005<]this post by BehemothJackal[/url<] and [url=https://techreport.com/discussions.x/20444?post=536026<]this post by me[/url<] which were written in response to your post. Maybe I need to explain to you why your post in that thread was criticized. You see, you were explaining how you had been burned by your sub-par Radeon HD 2900 and that you would never buy ATi ever again and that you were perfectly happy with nVidia cards. The reason why your loyalty shift is funny is that nVidia had a similar - if not greater - misfire a few generations before the Radeon HD 2900: the GeForce 5800 a.k.a. the Dustbuster. It was slow and it was loud. Really loud. Hence the name. As for your assertion that I'm a fanboy: cute; also not true. I am loyal to my wallet. I buy two-generation-old hardware at bargain basement prices and purchase two-year-old games to play on my old hardware. I don't care what the sticker on it says. Once again, lighten up. No need for forum vendettas.

    • bill94el
    • 12 years ago

    Nothing but hate it seems. Hopefully you will grow out of that by the time you turn 20. ATI fanbois…I’ve never understood that kind of brand loyalty,

    • JMTR
    • 12 years ago

    Wooohoooo! Awesome card!

    • ludi
    • 12 years ago

    …which then means trouble for TR if customs discovers it was actually awarded through a lottery/gaming system, which then means more trouble for Asus for giving them the card for that purpose, which then means no more prize contests for anyone, a burned vendor who is less likely to give review samples to TR, and a country in which TR may have to pay a fine and/or refrain from doing any future business (including ad serves originating within local borders).

    Why would they risk that?

    • Palek
    • 12 years ago

    nVidia marketing resorting to new tricks to build a “loyal” user base? Maybe there’s a small container of cocaine hidden underneath the heat sink casing that releases small doses via the rear exhaust!

    Gives a whole new meaning to the Dustbuster name. 😛

    • glynor
    • 12 years ago

    Because [i<]that's[/i<] a smart way to run a business.

    • swampfox
    • 12 years ago

    My question exactly. If 0 Kelvin is the baseline, sign me up… 😉

    • rhysl
    • 12 years ago

    No you simply state gift worth $150 dollars and it will get thru virtually all customs borders!

    • crazybus
    • 12 years ago

    Woohoo! Another chance for a video card upgrade!

    • Mystic-G
    • 12 years ago

    I dunno the answer to any of these and I could really use the card lol.. 8800GTS 640mb FTL!!

    • Rakhmaninov3
    • 12 years ago

    Giveaways and podcast FTW!!!!!!!!!1

    🙂

    • Meadows
    • 12 years ago

    Because they’d bleed taxes through their noses and/or because almost every country thinks differently about customs.

    • Spotpuff
    • 12 years ago

    Every country has different rules for contests. In Canada, you cannot require purchase to enter contests and I think Quebec has language rules. That’s why on the beer commercials whenever they are giving things away with the beer, they always have to say “no purchase necessary contact for more details”. Even roll up the rim to win doesn’t require purchase; if you send Tim’s a postage paid self addressed envelope they’ll send you a cup.

    Every country has different rules, so yes, this can be complicated.

    • PenGun
    • 12 years ago

    Why?

    • PenGun
    • 12 years ago

    Yeah not that it affects me as I live in BC but this US and Canada only thing is just strange.

    Can’t afford the shipping? Asus will only drop ship to US and Canada?

    Come on it can’t be that hard to open the contest to everyone.

    • paulWTAMU
    • 12 years ago

    pretty much? No, they can’t change it. Sorry ya’ll but…

    • Spotpuff
    • 12 years ago

    Having not listened to the podcasts before, I’m not sure whose voice is whose. :T

    • Game_boy
    • 12 years ago

    Is there nothing TR can do about this?

    • rhysl
    • 12 years ago

    Another lame non-international contest .. dont know why I bother …

    • khands
    • 12 years ago

    all of them.

    • The Dark One
    • 12 years ago

    Weird, the last giveaway allowed us.

    • papajohn
    • 12 years ago

    Thx TR (and Asus) for another contest!

    • glynor
    • 12 years ago

    Awesome, guys! I’m so glad to see the podcast getting more regular sponsorship.

    TR still has absolutely [i<]the[/i<] best tech-enthusiast podcast there is out there right now. Easily.

    • Entroper
    • 12 years ago

    Wait, temperatures 20% lower on which scale?

    • codedivine
    • 12 years ago

    Montreal gerbil here. Sigh.

    • dpaus
    • 12 years ago

    And I thought His Firstness was in Nova Scotia?

    • Meadows
    • 12 years ago

    [i<]"chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize"[/i<] Good god, Claudia. What is this.

    • Spotpuff
    • 12 years ago

    Another contest from TR? Neat!

    • arethil
    • 12 years ago

    I don’t know about ssk but I’m piss 🙁

    • Silus
    • 12 years ago

    And I’m thinking of stopping! I always do and am never eligible to win any of these, because I’m not from US or Canada….bleh

    • khands
    • 12 years ago

    I’ve never actually listened to a podcast anywhere, ever. It’s going to be weird.

    • MaxTheLimit
    • 12 years ago

    Should listen anyhow. It’s pretty interesting to listen to.

    • bdwilcox
    • 12 years ago

    I thought his Highness resided in BC.

    • 5150
    • 12 years ago

    ssk is gunna be pissed.

    • bdwilcox
    • 12 years ago

    To the residents of Quebec: Ha, Ha [/Nelson]

    • khands
    • 12 years ago

    You’re going to make me finally break down and start listening to podcasts now, I hope you’re happy :p

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