Thursday, October 18th 2012

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Graphics Card Launched

MSI launched the GeForce GTX 660 HAWK, which was first pictured in mid-September. The card makes use of a custom-design PCB with 10-phase VRM, and features factory-overclocked speeds of 1085 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory (GDDR5-effective). It packs 2 GB of memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. Another major component is its Twin Frozr IV cooler, which uses a dense aluminum fin stack to which head directly draw from the GPU is fed by a number of nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The card uses an external GPU Reactor module that conditions power for the GPU, stabilizing OC. It is expected to be priced around US $250.


Source: Expreview
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10 Comments on MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Graphics Card Launched

#1
naraku
Is that a typo or does it really cost more than a 660 ti?
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#2
johnspack
Really? People looking for bargains are getting p**ed on this time.... Glad I'm happy with ancient old tech. Don't know why there are non-Ti versions of this card. Just call it an 650 ultra or something, jeez.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Fixed price. Sorry.
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#4
johnspack
Better, but still why this card? It's still just a 650 jacked up... oh well. Bad Nvidia....
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: johnspack
Better, but still why this card? It's still just a 650 jacked up... oh well. Bad Nvidia....
Bad MSI .. . adding a custom cooler and back plate and front plate didn't do the pricing any favors.

But I do kind of agree non TI's should just be binned as 650's, rather than have 2 versions of the 660, that have such a huge difference in performance.
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#6
W1zzard
TPU Review coming on the 22th, which is MSI's NDA date
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: W1zzard
TPU Review coming on the 22th, which is MSI's NDA date
Looks like we get to find out if the extra coin it costs, and the extra cooling it has leads to extra performance.:)
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No_Asylum
by: naraku
Is that a typo or does it really cost more than a 660 ti?
660TI is $300+ this is $250. 250 is lower than $300 according to the math I was taught ...
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No_Asylum
by: johnspack
Better, but still why this card? It's still just a 650 jacked up... oh well. Bad Nvidia....
The 660 is NOT a jacked up 650. Check the reviews. 660 completely obliterates the 650. They are as far apart as Antarctica to the North Pole.
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