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MSI Announces the GeForce GTX 760 HAWK Graphics Card

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Leading international motherboard and graphics card maker MSI announces the release of the new MSI N760 Hawk graphics card. To give more overclockers a new Graphics Card to enjoy the fun of overclocking, the graphics card has new TWIN BIOS design. The TWIN BIOS and Enhanced Power Design not only improve overclocking performance, but also bring extreme overclocking closer to home.

For cooling the MSI N760 HAWK is equipped with MSI's new Twin Frozr IV Advanced. With a large, 10 cm PropellerBlade Technology fan setup and new Airflow Control Technology, the Hawk stays frosty. Thanks to the superior air flow the Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design boosts cooling performance, dropping temperatures by 10 °C and noise by 12.48 dB, compared to the reference design. Dust Removal Technology prevents dust buildup by blowing dust from the Thermal Design at every boot providing extended coolness.





The N760 HAWK uses Military Class 4 components that have been tested and certified against the MIL-STD-810G standard by an independent laboratory, these high quality components ensure the graphics card's stability. MSI's OC Kit is designed to make it even easier for enthusiasts to control and overclock the graphics card so whether you're a beginner or a veteran, everything about the N760 HAWK is designed to be essential for overclockers.

TWIN BIOS for Better Overclocking with Enhanced Power Design

The new TWIN BIOS design consists of two specialized separate BIOS chips, one optimized for general gaming use and one specially configured for extreme overclocking, which unlocks the graphics cards' true potential. The Enhanced Power Design improves on the regular GTX 760 design by beefing up the amount of power that can be delivered and the quality and efficiency of the components used. This allows more performance to be extracted from the GTX 760 Hawk and delivers solid performance during gaming or extreme overclocking.

Next-generation Cooling Doubles Heat Dissipation and Dust Removal

The MSI N760 HAWK is equipped with the next-generation Twin Frozr IV Advanced Thermal Design. Besides the 8 mm SuperPipe, PropellerBlade technology, and dual 10 cm temperature-controlled fan setup for better cooling, proprietary Airflow Control Technology and Dust Removal Technology significantly improves cooling capacity and also runs a fan in reverse for 30 seconds every time the system is started. This helps to remove dust from the heat sink fan module and optimizes the long-term graphics card's cooling performance. The N760 HAWK is equipped with two form-in-one heat sinks to aid in cooling the memory and power components while balancing the Thermal conditions of the graphics card and adding extra ruggedness. The outstanding next-generation cooling design of the N760 HAWK allows it to run 10 °C cooler and 12.48dB quieter than the reference design.

Premium Materials and User-friendly Overclocking Design

MSI products lead the industry in stability and durability. Continuous improvements ensure they exceed any expectations. The N760 HAWK uses the latest Military Class 4 components and has been certified by an independent laboratory to be compliant with MIL-STD-810G military standards after passing 7 rigorous tests. Be it the Tantalum core Hi-C Cap for longer service life and stability, the new SFC with polished surface for even better cooling, or the moisture- and rust-resistant Dark Solid CAP, all are designed to improve the stability of the N760 HAWK.

 
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But it has Lightning color scheme :shadedshu
 
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"TWIN BIOS... improve overclocking performance"

ORLY?
 
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"TWIN BIOS... improve overclocking performance"

ORLY?
I don't understand if this is sarcasm or not. I'm assuming it is.

The 2nd BIOS on MSI cards traditionally circumvents Nvidia's recent lock on GPU core voltage limits, allowing overclockers to tinker with higher voltages. I'm not sure what extreme overclockers are going to do with a GTX 760 but it allows them to go above Nvidia spec and push higher voltages and potentially higher clocks to the GPU while using water or LN2 cooling.

YA RLY!