March 13th, 2010
MSI HD R5770 Hawk Review @ OCClub
OverClockersClub – MSI has been a manufacturer in the motherboard and graphics card industry for some time now and throughout those years they have managed to produce products that are built with a high degree of quality. Keeping in line with this tradition, MSI is releasing the HD R5770 Hawk graphics card, which is based on the ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU. This new card comes with top-of-the-line military class components, a 7+1 phase unit and a Twin Frozr II GPU cooler.
If any of these features sound familiar, it’s because many of these high-end components found on the Hawk series were introduced with MSI’s Lightning series of graphics cards that hit store shelves last year. The Lighting series used the same military class components and cooling solution, making it highly regarded in the enthusiast market. The only problem with the Lightning series though, was that all the cards released in the series were based on high-end NVIDIA graphics cards, which left ATI out in the cold. With that no longer being the case, the migration of these features to ATI’s graphics cards is very welcome. With such high quality components on a card that has already proven itself to be a great overclocker, it really increases its chance to surpass other graphics cards built on the same core. Add to this though, the ability to adjust the GPU voltage from stock levels up to 1.35V with the use of a on-board voltage regulator and MSI’s Afterburner overclocking tool could make this a HD 5770 that can go further than any other before it.