Excerpt: 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.
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.
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Cons: Can be a little loud when fan is at full throttle, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi
Conclusion: Looking at the overall layout of the R6870 Hawk, you can see that the PCB is about the same as the reference card, but the Twin Frozr III is obviously bigger than the stock heatsink. The twin fans (or propeller blades as MSI likes to call them) take up the majority of the card. And while these fans are the same size as those found on Twin Frozr II cards, they are not as big as the Twin Frozr III fans on the N480GTX Lightning card, which was a behemoth in itself.
Excerpt: With the R6870 Hawk , MSI has added some extras and improved the performance of the basic 6870. It uses a custom ‘Propeller Blade’ cooler which MSI says can deliver 20 per cent more air to the card, along with voltage and power tweaks to allow for higher clock speeds, and slightly better gaming performance. This allows it to compete more effectively with the GeForce GTX 560 TI , an improved version of nVidia ’s equivalently priced card.
MSI R6870 HAWK (Twin Frozr III Thermal Design) Review
8 February 2011
Excerpt: 17 Flares 17 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.
Conclusion: A MSI está entre as grandes empresas do mercado não apenas de placas de vídeo, mas de hadrwares em geral e outros segmentos. Dessa forma não estranha a empresa ter produtos diferenciados e investir em pesquisas para desenvolver produtos que uma empresa de menor representação não consegue.
Pros: Ótimo custo / benefício, Se comporta bem quando overclockada, Sistema de cooler eficiente e com baixo ruído, Roda em alta qualidade todos os games do mercado
Cons: Poderia ter overclock de fábrica mais ousado