MSi R5770 Hawk
Released January, 2010
The Pros:Can be overclocked far beyond the factory settings. Runs most modern games at full settings without a problem. Built-in fans do more than an adequate job keeping the fan cool even when overclocking.
The Cons:The highest-demand games need to be scaled back a bit to run properly. Generates a lot of heat in the case that needs to be accounted for. Need to ensure that the power supply can handle the extra draw and power the fans independently.
The MSi R5770 Hawk is a desktop graphics card based on the mid-range ATI Radeon HD 5770. It supports DirectX 11 and features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, with a core clock speed of 875 MHz, slightly higher than the HD 5770.
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It also features greater overclocking capabilities than the base model, enabling a performance boost of up to 20% via Afterburner technology. The R5770 Hawk is a step below MSi's HD 5830-based model, however, utilizing only 128-bit memory and fewer stream processing units. But it includes technologies not available with MSi's lower-end graphics cards, including CrossFireX for multi-GPU scalability, and Eyefinity, which enables simultaneous output to up to 3 displays. The Hawk adds a more complex cooling system to the base GPU, with dual fans and three heatpipes. The graphics card supports DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI outputs.
- DirectX 11
- 40nm manufacturing
- 1GB GDDR5 memory (128-bit)
- 875MHz core clock speed
- 4800MHz memory clock speed
- 400 RAMDACs
- Afterburner overclocking
- 7+1 phase PWM
- PCI Express 2.1
- OpenGL 3.2
- Dual PWM fans
- 3 heatpipes
- Voltage check points
- HDMI/DVI/VGA/DisplayPort connectivity (with HDCP)
- Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio support
- ATI CrossFireX
- ATI Stream
- ATI Eyefinity
- ATI PowerPlay
- ATI Avivo
- RoHS compliance
User Reviews (1)
can be overclocked far beyond the factory settings
runs most modern games at full settings without a problem
built-in fans do more than an adequate job keeping the fan cool even when overclocking
good value for the price, and is often available at a discount due to age of the product
the highest-demand games need to be scaled back a bit to run properly
generates a lot of heat in the case that needs to be accounted for
need to ensure that the power supply can handle the extra draw and power the fans independently
comes with a disc that has drivers that wont' work right, need to use downloaded drivers instead
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