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MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Graphics Card Detailed

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MSI's flagship factory-overclocked graphics card based on the GeForce GTX 660, the N660GTX HAWK, was pictured and detailed by Expreview, earlier this week. According to the source, the card will be designed for about 15% higher core clock speeds than reference, backed by high-grade voltage regulation circuitry and the company's TwinFrozr IV cooling solution.

To begin with, the GeForce GTX 660 HAWK will ship with clock speeds of 1100 MHz core, 1176 MHz GPU Boost core clock speeds. The memory is left untouched at 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Under the hood is a 10-phase VRM that uses SSC chokes (low energy loss to noise), and IR DirectFETs. The card appears to use a high-end voltage controller that allows software voltage control, and consolidated voltage measurement points. The card draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

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Nice card. I just bought a eVga GTX660 superclocked for my fiance so she can play Borderlands 2 with me. Her 7600gt and the i7 860 weren't going to cut it alone, so the old card had to go. Its killer fast and dead silent.
 

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From all the Benchmark/Review's I've read. This card has the best cooling of all the 660's available. Atleast among the US available ones.
 
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Will share thoughs once i get around this
 
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Just got the hawk7870....
Haven't put it in yet, but id assume that the hawk660 will outperform it.

I'm just not the"wait till card X comes out" type...
 
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Looks like a great card, i just got a new gpu too, tossed up the 660 but was too pricey compared to ati atm in aus.