Summary: In our gameplay section the MSI R6870 Hawk was beaten by the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in its out-of-box configuration. However this video card is meant for overclocking and when it reaches its full potential it is able to slug it out with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Unfortunately a lot of the features that would make this video card great aren’t implemented as well as we would like them to be and it holds back the R6870 Hawk.
Summary: MSI has released their fourth version of the Radeon HD 6870 and this one is crammed with features. The MSI R6870 Hawk features a 3rd generation custom cooler, triple voltage tweaking, plus much more. We put this enthusiast’s video card to the test by not only having it compete with a GeForce GTX 560 Ti but also with an overclocked version of itself.
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. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Cons: Can be a little loud when fan is at full throttle, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi
MSI R6870 HAWK (Twin Frozr III Thermal Design) Review
8 February 2011
Excerpt: 5 Flares 5 Flares × Today we are looking at a rather special card from MSI, the R6870 HAWK Edition with the new Twin Frozr III Cooler. With a 8+2 Phase PWM design and a dual fan speed profile switch connected to a new propeller blade design we have high hopes that this will be one of the finest 6870′s we have tested at KitGuru.