Tuesday, February 8th 2011

MSI Unleashes R6870 HAWK Graphics Card with Propeller Blade Technology

After having swept through the global market with the dominating N460GTX Hawk, world-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI announces the next-generation Hawk series, the R6870 Hawk graphics card. Equipped with the advanced Twin Frozr III thermal design, the all new R6870 Hawk is the world’s first graphics card to use propeller blade technology. When compared to traditional fans, the air flow is increased by 20%, allowing the GPU temperature to be up to 21 degrees lower. Furthermore, it uses the 8+2 phase PWM design to provide the GPU with 2 times the power supply, along with triple overvoltage functions that allow further evolution of R6870 Hawk's overclocking capability. The R6870 Hawk has the most perfect performance blend of cooling, power components, stability, and high performance found on a graphics card today.

MSI exclusive propeller blade technology: Air flow increased by 20%
The R6870 Hawk is equipped with the advanced version of Twin Frozr III cooling design with the MSI-exclusive propeller blade technology. When compared with traditional fan blade design, it not only increases the air flow by 20%, but the grooved surface on the fan blade further extends the range of air flow, removing more heat generated by the graphics card's materials and parts. Additionally, dual 8cm PWM fans, SuperPipe technology and a nickel-plated copper base allow the heat to be removed quickly and effectively. When compared to the reference design, the GPU temperature is decreased by up to 21 degrees, completely validating the excellent cooling effects of the next-generation Twin Frozr III thermal design.

Considering the diversity of graphic card users, MSI has developed the exclusive P/S Switch function for users to adjust fan speed between the Performance Mode and Silent Mode. The former emphasizes an enhanced cooling power that can significantly reduce GPU temperature to keep the graphic card at the optimal working condition, while the latter stresses on quiet operations for users to keep noise minimal while playing games or watching a movie. As both modes deliver excellent cooling performance, even the pickiest power users can always keep the environment under control according to their needs.

PWM enhancement and triple overvoltage support Over-clocking potential outbreak
In order to provide users with the optimal display performance, the R6870 Hawk uses the 8+2 phase PWM design. Compared to the 4+1 design for the reference design, it provides twice the power support, increasing overclocking stability. Together with MSI's exclusive Afterburner overclocking software, the R6870 Hawk supports GPU/Memory/VDDCI triple voltage adjustment, increasing the overclocking potential.

Besides the unique power and voltage design, through V-Check Points users can easily use a multi-meter and monitor the GPU/Memory/VDDCI voltage status. Overclocking is also made easy and simple on the R6870 Hawk by using the Afterburner overclocking software to monitor all aspects of graphics card performance, as well as save up to 5 user-defined overclocking profiles.

Carefully selected top-class materials
MSI's R6870 Hawk graphics card uses the newest Military Class Components such as Hi-C CAP, Super Ferrite Choke (SFC), and all-solid capacitors to enhance the overclocking headroom under high-load conditions. Hi-C CAPs have a lifespan 8 times that of traditional solid capacitors, increasing GPU stability and lifespan of the graphics card, while SFCs improves efficiency by 10% while increasing the maximum current output by 30%.
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18 Comments on MSI Unleashes R6870 HAWK Graphics Card with Propeller Blade Technology

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
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#2
douglatins
LMAO! You are right, the should have said blade design or turbine blade, chopper blade, chopper propeller, something to make it different.

But a TWIN frozer 3 for that card? I would expect for a 6970 and 580
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#3
LAN_deRf_HA
I think this is their trial run of yet another twin frozr III design, on a main stream card this time, to see if the masses will deem it as an adequate twin frozr II successor. Given the generic piece of crap appearance, I'd wager not.
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#4
douglatins
I like it better than the 2, at least if temps are lower.
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#5
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I like the Performance mode/Silent mode switch function, it should be easy enough to store two fan profiles and just have either a simple software control for it or even a phsyical switch if you really wanted to.
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#8
nINJAkECIL
Resemblance of the original TwinFrozr, but with better fans.
nice job MSI.

I hope TF III would be such a performer to squeeze an extra performance of the card.
Can't wait to see it fitted on higher card.
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#9

This card costs more than the 5950....WTF?!?
#10
micropage7
propeller? Come on its not a helicopter, it just a double fans. But it has nice design LOL
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#11
Ozpa
This is about time I'd like to see a solid 8+ 6870 card round-up.
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#12
JATownes
by: Sensi Karate
I like my Twin Frozr II more.
Me too. I have a pair or 6870 TwinFrozr IIs and they keep the card nice and cold with a good acoustic level. I really don't see the need for this when the TFIIs are still readily available.
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#13
jsfitz54
by: btarunr
"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
AGREE

I'm breathing some oxygen technology now, when do I get an upgrade?
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#14
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I'm somewhat displeased with the pre overclocked 6800/6900 series cards at the moment, due to the speed increases that they are getting. were seeing ~900mhz stock clocked cards getting an overclock anywhere up to 950mhz, but rarely (perhaps not even) more.

Hec the 4890 had pre overclocked cards at 1ghz, and since then it's been less and less... I mean it's no sweat for me becuase I'll clock it myself but it hardly speaks for value when these kind of cards end up costing quite a bit more than a stock clocker.
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#15
nINJAkECIL
by: wolf
I'm somewhat displeased with the pre overclocked 6800/6900 series cards at the moment, due to the speed increases that they are getting. were seeing ~900mhz stock clocked cards getting an overclock anywhere up to 950mhz, but rarely (perhaps not even) more.

Hec the 4890 had pre overclocked cards at 1ghz, and since then it's been less and less... I mean it's no sweat for me becuase I'll clock it myself but it hardly speaks for value when these kind of cards end up costing quite a bit more than a stock clocker.
I'd prefer little bump on the OC, and leaves plenty of OC headroom.
Higher OCed cards costs more. I'd OCed myself.
And seeing this card equipped with more VRM and with voltage tweak, it should pretty easy to bump the core clock a little higher than what mfg. offer.
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#16
Completely Bonkers
by: btarunr
"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
It's nice to see you are taking the time to read and comment on the PR nonsense you have to quote in these press releases.

I really would like copy+paste from PR sheets to be in a quote box. Even a more subtle, restyled one specifically for news, not as boxy or harsh as the one used for quoting members posts. It's easy to set up bbcode to do this. :pimp:
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#18
laszlo
anyway this is the best cooled 6870 on market
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