MSI reports its Radeon HD 7870 HAWK achieves new breaking performance:
The popular MSI R7870 Hawk, which is based on the same design principles as world's fastest graphics card series "Lightning", has now set multiple world overclocking records thanks to MSI's unrelenting quest to deliver the best overclocking graphics card. Utilizing MSI's exclusive "Unlocked Digital Power" architecture, Swedish overclocking enthusiasts crushed the opposition with a highest score of 39,788 in the 3DMark Vantage Performance benchmark while Belgian overclocker Massman set new 3Dmark 11 Entry and Extreme records with scores of 14,964 and 3,305 respectively. In 3DMark 11 Performance, SF3D from Finland took first place with 11,577 marks. The 1925MHz GPU frequency achieved by Elmor surpassed the default frequency by a staggering 75%, making the MSI R7870 Hawk the king of overclocking among R7870 graphics cards.
"Unlocked Digital Power" Architecture is the Key to Success
The MSI R7870 Hawk is based on the same design principle as the MSI Lightning series and features the Unlocked Digital Power architecture consisting of Unlocked BIOS, Digital PWM chipset and an improved power supply. Unlocked BIOS allows enthusiasts to disable graphics card protection at the touch of a button to increase the CCC limit, boost PowerTune limit by 57% and remove OCP restrictions. Unlike other brands, the full overclocking potential of the graphics card can therefore be unleashed without any hardware modification. The digital PWM chip uses digital signals to provide a more stable and precise voltage signal while the improved power supply boosts power output by 50% compared to the reference board. These boosts helped power the overclocking enthusiasts' world-record breaking attempts!
GPU Reactor, the Ultimate Power Supply 3x3 OC Kits Real-Time Graphics Card Monitoring
The MSI R7870 Hawk is powered by the innovative "GPU Reactor" power supply back plate. When installed on the back of the GPU, current flow is increased by 500% and power supply noise is reduced by 20%, improving overclocking potential. The 3X3 OC Kits developed by MSI for overclocking enthusiasts includes V-Check Point for GPU/Memory/VDDCI voltage monitoring as well as Triple Overvoltage and Triple Temperature Sensor for quick fine-tuning and tracking of graphic card performance through MSI's popular Afterburner overclocking utility.