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MSI Unleashes R6870 HAWK Graphics Card with Propeller Blade Technology

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After having swept through the global market with the dominating N460GTX Hawk, world-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI announces the next-generation Hawk series, the R6870 Hawk graphics card. Equipped with the advanced Twin Frozr III thermal design, the all new R6870 Hawk is the world’s first graphics card to use propeller blade technology. When compared to traditional fans, the air flow is increased by 20%, allowing the GPU temperature to be up to 21 degrees lower. Furthermore, it uses the 8+2 phase PWM design to provide the GPU with 2 times the power supply, along with triple overvoltage functions that allow further evolution of R6870 Hawk's overclocking capability. The R6870 Hawk has the most perfect performance blend of cooling, power components, stability, and high performance found on a graphics card today.

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"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
 
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LMAO! You are right, the should have said blade design or turbine blade, chopper blade, chopper propeller, something to make it different.

But a TWIN frozer 3 for that card? I would expect for a 6970 and 580
 
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I think this is their trial run of yet another twin frozr III design, on a main stream card this time, to see if the masses will deem it as an adequate twin frozr II successor. Given the generic piece of crap appearance, I'd wager not.
 
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I like it better than the 2, at least if temps are lower.
 

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I like the Performance mode/Silent mode switch function, it should be easy enough to store two fan profiles and just have either a simple software control for it or even a phsyical switch if you really wanted to.
 

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I like my Twin Frozr II more.
 

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Resemblance of the original TwinFrozr, but with better fans.
nice job MSI.

I hope TF III would be such a performer to squeeze an extra performance of the card.
Can't wait to see it fitted on higher card.
 
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propeller? Come on its not a helicopter, it just a double fans. But it has nice design LOL
 
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This is about time I'd like to see a solid 8+ 6870 card round-up.
 
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I like my Twin Frozr II more.
Me too. I have a pair or 6870 TwinFrozr IIs and they keep the card nice and cold with a good acoustic level. I really don't see the need for this when the TFIIs are still readily available.
 
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"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
AGREE

I'm breathing some oxygen technology now, when do I get an upgrade?
 
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I'm somewhat displeased with the pre overclocked 6800/6900 series cards at the moment, due to the speed increases that they are getting. were seeing ~900mhz stock clocked cards getting an overclock anywhere up to 950mhz, but rarely (perhaps not even) more.

Hec the 4890 had pre overclocked cards at 1ghz, and since then it's been less and less... I mean it's no sweat for me becuase I'll clock it myself but it hardly speaks for value when these kind of cards end up costing quite a bit more than a stock clocker.
 

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I'm somewhat displeased with the pre overclocked 6800/6900 series cards at the moment, due to the speed increases that they are getting. were seeing ~900mhz stock clocked cards getting an overclock anywhere up to 950mhz, but rarely (perhaps not even) more.

Hec the 4890 had pre overclocked cards at 1ghz, and since then it's been less and less... I mean it's no sweat for me becuase I'll clock it myself but it hardly speaks for value when these kind of cards end up costing quite a bit more than a stock clocker.
I'd prefer little bump on the OC, and leaves plenty of OC headroom.
Higher OCed cards costs more. I'd OCed myself.
And seeing this card equipped with more VRM and with voltage tweak, it should pretty easy to bump the core clock a little higher than what mfg. offer.
 
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"...with Propeller Blade Technology"

That's kind of like saying "Ford announces new 3.0L engine with internal combustion technology".
It's nice to see you are taking the time to read and comment on the PR nonsense you have to quote in these press releases.

I really would like copy+paste from PR sheets to be in a quote box. Even a more subtle, restyled one specifically for news, not as boxy or harsh as the one used for quoting members posts. It's easy to set up bbcode to do this. :pimp:
 
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The component cooling is AMAZING

 
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anyway this is the best cooled 6870 on market