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MSI Radeon HD 5770 HAWK released

Posted on Friday, February 05 2010 @ 21:16:45 CET by

MSI has released the R5770 HAWK Edition, this card features the Twin Frozr II cooler, 7+1 phase power, and other improvements for overclocking.
The new Hawk series not only continues the Lightning's tradition of exceptional performance and military-grade components but also come with an astounding C/P value. Even consumers on a limited budget can now enjoy the kind of performance and quality that was previously only found in top-of-the-line products.

The first Hawk model to take flight is the R5770 Hawk graphic card with 7+1-phase power supply and support for GPU voltage overclocking. The more stable power supply and improved overclocking ability is backed by Twin Frozr II thermal design and military class components. Such a perfect balance in performance, stability and low-temperature totally redefines the benchmark for mainstream graphic card products.

Exclusive 7+1-Phase Power Architecture Keeps the Graphic Card Powered when Overclocked
Compared to the 4+1-phase power supply on the reference card, the R5770 Hawk graphics card with its 7+1-phase design provides more power to the GPU and memory to achieve overclocking up to 20%.

Proprietary Design for Simultaneous Voltage Adjustment and Measurements
Apart from the strengthened power architecture, the R5770 Hawk graphics card comes with MSI's proprietary Afterburner overclocking software. Apart from the standard GPU and memory clock frequency adjustments, Afterburner can also change the GPU voltage to unleash its full performance. Voltage measurements are also supported by the R5770 Hawk through an external multimeter. The user-friendly monitoring design means no wiring or hardware modifications are necessary to stay on top of the latest GPU and memory voltages.

Advanced Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
For heat dissipation, the MSI R5770 Hawk graphic card uses the advanced Twin Frozr II thermal design. This is supplemented by three heat pipes to draw and dissipate waste heat away from the graphics card. Real-world tests show that MSI's proprietary Twin Frozr II cooling can reduce temperatures by up to 13℃ when compared to the reference board, making it quite an advanced cooling system.

Military Class Components to Take Reliability to a New Level
As for the components, the R5570 Hawk uses military class materials comparable to those used on the Lightning series. This includes the Hi-c CAP for the GPU power supply, solid state capacitors to extend the graphics card's overall service life, and solid state inductors that prevent high-frequency noise when overclocked or under high loads. Every consumer who buys the R5770 Hawk will therefore receive the same kind of exceptional quality and stability expected from the Lightning series.



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