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MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Edition Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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  2. flashcrew New Member

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    Now that's Tony Stark graphic card. :)
     
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    cooler is beautiful
     
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    Nice!!! can't wait to see the review when it comes out :toast:
     
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    i think MSI's moving of the "hawk" moniker over to the AMD 7XXX series says a lot....
     
  6. neliz

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    Not sure what that exactly means...

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    oh my.....i didnt think msi made hawk ed. amd cards....my bad
     
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    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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    lightening is held for the flagship singl gpu card the hawk is for the next one down from it
     
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    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)


    No, actually .. Russia :)
     
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