Wednesday, April 18th 2012

MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Edition Pictured

MSI is working on a bleeding-edge Radeon HD 7870 graphics card that is both factory-overclocked, and has room for more overclocking. Called the MSI R7870 HAWK, pictured below, the card uses custom-design PCB and cooling by MSI. The PCB is augmented with a revamped VRM that takes advantage of MSI's GPU Reactor module (which conditions power), the PCB also features consolidated voltage measurement points. It draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The cooler is MSI's TwinFrozr 4, similar in design to the one featured on R7970 Lightning, albeit slightly smaller, and with less-loud dash of blue color. Although not specifically known, the card is expected to come with factory overclocked speeds, with additional overclocking headroom. More details are awaited.

Source: Guru3D (link died), PCGH
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12 Comments on MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Edition Pictured

#1
flashcrew
Now that's Tony Stark graphic card. :)
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#2
hhumas
cooler is beautiful
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#3
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
Nice!!! can't wait to see the review when it comes out :toast:
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#4
badtaylorx
i think MSI's moving of the "hawk" moniker over to the AMD 7XXX series says a lot....
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#5
neliz
MSI Rep
by: badtaylorx
i think MSI's moving of the "hawk" moniker over to the AMD 7XXX series says a lot....
Not sure what that exactly means...

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#7
badtaylorx
oh my.....i didnt think msi made hawk ed. amd cards....my bad
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#10
powerline777
These guys are tight. Like what I've seen so far from them. A little bit ahead of the curve I might add.
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#11
eidairaman1
by: N3M3515
msi hq?

PD: didn't see the whole pic xD
Can't wait for the lightning version!
lightening is held for the flagship singl gpu card the hawk is for the next one down from it
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neliz
MSI Rep
by: eidairaman1
lightening is held for the flagship singl gpu card the hawk is for the next one down from it
Bingo,

Lightning is reserved for the "enthusiast" GPUs i.e. Fastest single GPU
Hawk is aimed at "Performance" GPUs (think AMD 5770/6870 and NVIDIA 460/560)


by: N3M3515
msi hq?
No, actually .. Russia :)
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