MSI has launched the all new R5770 Hawk graphics card to provide excellent performance to mainstream gamers at a great price. The Hawk series uses a custom PWM design to offer users maximum stability when overclocking. Additionally, the card uses the Twin Frozr II thermal design and military grade components to completely redefine the benchmark for mainstream graphics cards. R5770 Hawk brings the kind of performance and quality that was previously only found in top-of-the-line products like the Lightning series.
The first Hawk model is the R5770 Hawk graphics card with a 7+1-phase power supply. Compared to the 4+1-phase power supply on the reference ATI Radeon HD5770, the MSI R5770 Hawk provides more power to the GPU and memory. This improves its overclocking capabilities up to 20%.
Apart from the highly improved architecture, the R5770 Hawk graphics card comes with MSI’s exclusive Afterburner overclocking software. Besides the standard GPU and memory clock frequency adjustments, in Afterburner you can also change the GPU voltage to unleash its full potential. Voltage measurements of GPU and memory are also supported by the R5770 Hawk through an external multimeter, which requires no wiring or hardware modifications.
For heat dissipation, the MSI R5770 Hawk uses the advanced Twin Frozr II thermal design. This design features three heat pipes which draw and dissipate waste heat from the graphics card. Real-world testing shows that MSI’s exclusive Twin Frozr II cooling design reduces temperatures by max. 13? when compared to the reference card.
The MSI R5770 Hawk comes with military class components. MSI also uses these on the successful Lightning series. This includes Hi-c CAPs for the GPU power supply, solid state capacitors to extend the graphics card’s overall product life and solid state inductors which prevent high-frequency noise when overclocked or under high load. Every consumer who buys the R5770 Hawk will therefore get the exceptional quality and stability expected of the Lightning series.