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So I picked up an OB MSI 560 Ti Hawk, and I wanted to know if it's worth it to keep instead of my MSI 560 TFII OC.

Currently I have the TFII and the Galaxy 560 Ti in SLI. Is the Hawk much better than the TFII? I have both current cards running at 960 core clock on stock voltage. Does the Hawk have even better cooling than the TFII? Thanks.

Edit: I guess that the best thing to do would probably be to sell the Galaxy card and keep the two MSI cards?
Edited by Reloaded83 - 11/1/11 at 1:26pm
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It's a better card and has great VRM cooling, where the TFII does not. Mine's running at 1GHz at 1.084v and tops out temp-wise at 68C.

Why not switch out the Galaxy one?

Edit: Saw your edit.

That's the best case, imo. As long as you can stand the noise from the Hawk-- the propeller fans are a little louder than the TFII fans.
Edited by 5outh - 11/1/11 at 1:30pm
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The Hawk is just a higher clocked version of the 560ti TFII OC, I hate having cards that look different, so I would keep the hawk edition and sell the other one
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
The Hawk is just a higher clocked version of the 560ti TFII OC, I hate having cards that look different, so I would keep the hawk edition and sell the other one
They're not the same, the Hawk has a completely different PCB and an improved cooler.

But it is higher clocked.
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For me, noise isn't an issue. I don't have speakers and only game with headphones, and the computer is already pretty loud with the 200mm front fan and CM push/pull fans on the Hyper 212.

Reading a review from guru3d it looks like the hawk runs at the same temp as the TFII OC. Seems like it overclocks very well though. I have gotten my Galaxy card up to 974 on the stock voltage and just past 1 GHz at the max voltage.

I figured I would get the most for the Hawk, but if it's a fair bit better than my Galaxy card, then I'd be willing to get rid of that one in place of a better card.
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Ok I put the Hawk in this evening; it's on the top slot and the TFII is on the bottom slot.

Ran 3DMark 11 at the stock clocks for this card and had a max temp of 81C compared to 63 for the TFII card. The fan for the Hawk ran at a max of 88%. This seems quite hot for this card, especially compared to the TFII or even my Galaxy card, which ran hotter than the TFII but cooler than this.

Right now at idle, the Hawk is 34C and the TFII is 26.

Seems like it's running a good bit hotter than it should? Also as an FYI (and was stated in the review), when the fans crank up on this card, it is quite noticeably loud.

Also I see that the stock voltage for the TFII is .987 and the Hawk is 1.075
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post #7 of 13
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Ok so I set the Hawk to the same voltage as the TFII and it runs about 6-8 degrees cooler. And it ran at the stock clocks fine. But, it is still consistently 16-20C hotter than my TFII card. The Hawk is in the same place my TFII card was in (top slot), and the Galaxy card, at most, ran 7C hotter than the TFII card.

When I compare the fan profiles on Afterburner, the Hawk is ramping up at the same time as the TFII is, but is probably 20% higher over the course of the graph. Maybe a meh card?
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Hawk and TFII didn't work for me in sli at all. Topped out at 92 degrees. The hawk ran 15+ hotter in top slot even with a slot between them. And I've got crazy airflow, 4 scythe ultra kaze + 2x200mm exhaust. I'm selling them for reference cards. The hawk runs great by itself, tops out at 64 @ 1050.

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I ran this earlier: MSI gtx560ti TFII OC SLI



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post #10 of 13
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That's pretty much exactly what mine looks like. 81/64. So I guess these cards just aren't that good SLI'd together? Considering the Galaxy card had better temps with the TFII.

Interesting. Thank you danielwiley, sounds like my scenario.
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