Excerpt: Have I mentioned that MSI is putting out some pretty nice video cards as of late? Last year I was able to take a look at their R5770 HAWK, and this year so far I have taken a look at their HD 6950 OC Twin Frozr II and the superb R6970 Lightning.
Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk Video Card a rating out of 10.
Pros: Twin Frozr III cooler is excellent, V-Check points, Very nice looks, Excellent build quality, Good price/performance ratio, SLI support, PWM LED's and APS utility, Fan profile switch, 8+1 Phase Design, Xtreme cool and OCP unlocker switches, Variety of outputs: D-SUB, DVI-I and HDMI
Cons: Hot air from GPU exhausted into case, Fan noise at 100% is not good, Overclocking needs to be re-visited
Summary: Microstar's latest Hawk video card is here, packing a highly overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Can its enhanced PCB and cooler fend off the Radeon HD 6950's falling prices? Does it actually offer anything over a standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti?
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Very quiet cooling system with performance-oriented fan profile, Much lower temps than reference designs, Performance improvement over GTX 460 is impressive, Overclocking headroom is similar to the GTX 460, PhysX capability is great feature with minimal FPS impact, Upgraded power supply design wi...
Cons: $250+ is still a lot of money for casual gamers to spend, Hot air from GPU cooler stays inside case, GTX 560 SE is probably in the works, and might offer more value
Excerpt: Τον τελευταίο καιρό η αγορά των καρτών γραφικών δεν παρουσιάζει κάποιο ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον μιας και δεν υπάρχει κάτι τεχνολογικά καινούργιο, ενώ η επόμενη γενιά των 28nm φαίνεται να αργεί για την ώρα.