Summary: I did a lot of research. I knew that I wanted a radeon and ended up going with the Hawk. I was going to go with the regular MSI 7870 but for $40 more they offered Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite for free with the Hawk. This card is amazing! I have been running Farcry 3, tomb raider and bioshock infinite on Ultra with the resolution at 1920x1080 with absolutely no problem. Framerates stay high even after playing for hours straight.
Summary: Like: Powerful Quite MSI Afterburner is amazing (not specific to this product) AMD is doing it right. They have stepped up their game with driver updates. Dislike: The whole GPU industry seems way overpriced....
Summary: From the crafsmanship to the looks of this card, it is a fine tuned machine. From the massive heatsink integrated with heat pipes and the completly silent dual fan assembly, metal heat spreader in the top, high quality components on the board, massive metal heat spreader on the bottom, power and temperature regulating GPU reactor, this card screams quality. It is obviously built to last and is able to perform well under high temperatures.
Summary: Well this all started when my xfx 6870 fan died going up and over 107°. So i decided to get a new card and i picked this one up for 220 in a warehouse from amazon. Such a steal. Pakagin was great allthough i could it was open before but i dont really care. Popped it in didnt even clean drivers (pretty naive) after a couple restarts tho it recognised the card completly. After that straight to bf3 was getting around 40-60fps prob my cpu's (955 BE)fault but no big deal .
Summary: this card is off the limit, OC or plug it as is, it plays the newest games like a charm, love it and am going to cross-fire it soon, among the 7800 series MSI have done it, best core clock,no over-heat with the highest possible OC on my set-up, love the GPU Reactor, man that thing is out of this world, lol it's also called the Iron-man edition, it lights up the case very very nicely, tested it in every possible way (all the ports) and (all the clocks) works great.
Pros: Оооо да! 256бит это всегда не не не бюджетная видео карта. На колени поставит любую видео карту с 128 бит шиной. Хоть там и чистота и памяти и процессора будет больше. Завистники которые покупают бюджетные видео карты могут говорить что это не так. Но это так. Потому то она и стоит на 1000гр больше за 128бит. Одним словом хотите насытится приятной графой и на большом экране 24 дюйма с 11дирексом? Она подходит для этого!!!