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MSI HD 5770 Hawk 1024 MB GDDR5

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Flanker, copenhagen69 and Tatty_One say thanks.
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    Not very impressive at all for this price premium.

    Nice review anyways.
     
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    W1zzard i am confused, on page 4 of this review, you state this:
    But on the review of the sapphire HD5770 Vapor-x, you state:
    Does this mean, the cards use different GPUs, or is it just a mistake(Typo)?
     
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    heky: typo for sure.
     
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    typo .. fixed
     
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    That's an insane OC on the memory... :toast: I can't get more than 1300 on my 5870, I think the GDDR5 chips are identical.

    I didn't see anything about bumping the Vmem, or perhaps I missed it.
     
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    vmem wasnt changed and can not be changed via software
     
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    I would love to see GPU only OC compared to GPU+memory OC. :) Cause I think GDDR5 are quite overspeced for this GPU - eg. you gain nothing by OCing it.

    Not much headroom for price paid.. I wonder, why only 1.35V? 1.45 - 1.5V would be much better.. (maybe make that just BIOS unlockable, so BFUs cant fry it).

    Its nice card, nice review.. but it bit doesn´t seem worth its price. Vapor-X Sapphire seems a bit more friendly.
     
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    1.35V is the limit of the voltage regulator used, no way to unlock it via bios. you could probably do a soldering hardmod on the controller to get more
     
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    I know, my point is, if they want to make cards for OCers, they should do it properly. This is bit "half-done".
     
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    While the cooler is really nice, the price is too dam high..
     
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    i think most ppl will GET that its not an extreme card. the aftermarket cooler (quiet) is all your paying for u get the "super oc" software because its easy to burn a cd... but the price is still kinda high but they can do that under the Just because act or 1770.


    good review wiz
     
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    Sapphire Vapor-X or Hawk

    Hello are there any temperature readings from the 5770 vapor-x and Hawk review?

    My goal is having a quiet gaming machine and still wondering if I should get one of the following:
    Sapphire 5770 vapor-x , MSI 5770 Hawk , 5770 Asus CuCore or just a 5770 Asus with the egg shaped cooler.

    My knowledge is very limited so have some other questions to.

    You can just use ATI's latest drivers even if the PCB , and coolers are completly custom ?

    Not really a fan of MSI and Sapphire(it shipping vapor-x cards with wrong bios , does not improve that fact ). But willing to give them a second change.

    PS Any reviews of Asus CuCore 5770 coming?
     
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    Nice review although not to hot on the card!

    I am all about loving the ATI 500 series as being a 5870 owner myself but..... AMD's refusal to allow any overclocking of these chips is just ridiculous. Sure the distributer are getting a little better with that but.... not by much. Most of the 5000 series can overlcok like a SOB if they had room to gal ope. But because ATI and friends don't let them do it is very disappointing!

    The only reason I can see why they AMD/ATI doesn't wan't us to be bale to do any real overclocking with them is because of maybe a refresh down the road. I mean why let us overclock our cards really hi that would hinder the sales then of the refresh. If we could just overclock to the same speed.

    Although I wonder if Femi turns out to be as powerful as they say..... I don't think a souped up 5870 to a 5890 will be able to cut it on just a faster clock speed alone!

    Personally I think ATI needs to loosen up on the reigns a little bit! Let us see what these cards can actually do!

    190 bucks for a not so souped up 5770 .... verdict..... not worth the money!
     
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    ANY of the 5770s are fine for a gaming comp. The VaporX and Hawk coolers are the best of the bunch though and are quieter as well.(personally I like the Hawk , but not the price)

    The reference 5770 coolers arent loud under normal use but if you crank up the fans for extra cooling thats where the noise becomes quite loud.

    Always use the latest drivers from ATI no matter (the different cooler has nothing to do with drivers)

    They say the Sapphire cards are all fixed so a bios change shouldnt be needed.
     
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    This is an oversight by MSI. They failed to implement the 2D mode running with 157/600 MHz. There is an BIOS update available from MSI.

    For those of you capable the german language:
    http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,704314/Test-MSI-Radeon-HD-5770-Hawk-die-beste-HD-5770-auf-dem-Markt-Update-2D-Modus-gefixt/Grafikkarte/Test

    Best
    fahali
     
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    nice cooler but that's it and WTF nothing on the ram again I'd like some little BGA sinks on those rear chips please you want to try and touch one while your benching the card it'll burn the skin off your finger,

    and why only one cf connector and NO interconnect cable what the hell is MSI thinking for $190 I'd expect alot more in the box.

    My HIS has 2 CF connectors and came with an interconnect cable a DVI ~ VGA dongle a dirt2 voucher and 2x4pin molex to 1x6pin power cable and with a beefy enough PSU i could use four in my system whilst with MSI you'll be limited to 2.

    all i got to say is go back to the drawing board MSI and this time listem to what your customers want in an ocing card
     
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    Purchased MSI 5770 Hawk From Newegg - $179.99

    I will recieve my Hawk Friday, feb. 19th. from the reviews I should hit 1050 core
    1400+x4 memory with relative ease. I'll check back later with my results. i also plan on measuring core and memory voltages.
    would be sweet if I could hit 1100 core with stability.

    update.
    Recieved Hawk. High quality card. Excellent cooling. Running 1050 Core and 1400x4 memory with no issues. bumped Core voltage to 1.299 in after-burner.
    Also ran core at 1075 with 1.325 but begin to have issues after 1 minute in furmark. Excellent card...
     
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    How low does the voltage go in Afterburner?

    Has anyone tried RBE on the Hawk, and does RBE work with the Hawk?
     
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    No idea about first question but I'm pretty sure RBE works with the 5series cards now so you should be good in regards to that.
     
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    Thanks, I'm only interested in a response from someone who has actually tried RBE with on Hawk and preferably has verified results (via increased performance or direct voltage measurement).

    I have one "5series" card I plan to return. RBE most definitely does not work on it.

    ED: I forgot to mention I found hexus review of the Hawk while searching for something else--it mentions Hawk + Afterburner is 1.100 to 1.350V for the record.
     
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    For the record, I verified RBE 1.25 works on a Hawk I ordered.
     
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    Yes works for me too....

    On a side note I am a little disappointed with my 2 Hawk 5770's in crossfire I am able to hit 970mhz on the core with 1.35V and fan at 100%.

    Question: Is there a logical reason why crossfire Hawks should overclock worse than single cards???

    Also Wizzard in your review you mention sound levels lower than the Sapphire VaporX 5770 (I also owned 2 of these and they overclocked to 960mhz on the core with stock volts)... I can safely say that the Sapphire VaporX cards that I had were quieter than the Hawks, these are extremely noisy in my Raven 2 case at anything over 70% fan speed.... You have the vapor X at higher noise levels than the hawks, perhaps you can explain how you test noise levels, do you leave the fan at auto or turn it to 100%???

    Cheers.


    BTW first post on this forum so be gentle
     
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    noise testing procedure is in the review, card is left at idle with default fan profile and loaded with gputool at default fan profile too. you can also use crysis if you dont like gputool
     

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