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MSI GTX 760 Hawk vs Gaming

Poll Results: Hawk vs Gaming (Price wise)

 
  • 77% (7)
    MSI GTX 760 Hawk
  • 22% (2)
    MSI GTX 760 Gaming
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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys, i've finally found someone to buy my 650 ti, and I was settled on a EVGA 760, until the Hawk showed up on PCCASEGEAR today!

What makes this much better than a 760 gaming card, aside from the slightly higher clocks and dual 8 pin power connectors?
This card looks a hell of a lot more sexy than the gaming edition, even in my black and red schemed rig tongue.gif
Is it worth the extra $30 compared to the MSI gaming?
Also, I do plan on overclocking, have never done overclocked my gpu either, so anyone have any guides?
Thanks!!

MSI gtx 760 hawk: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24822
MSI gtx 760 gaming: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1511&products_id=24100
post #2 of 7
its virtually the exact same thing. the only difference is color, and core clock. You can just open msi afterburner after getting the gaming edition and overclock it to the same level of the hawk with the exact same results. its the exact same card, exact same heatsink. Only difference is color and stock setting. Dont let the hawk fool ya tongue.gif youd be just as happy with the gaming, pending color needs tongue.gif
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post #3 of 7
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Fair enough, would the dual 8 pin power connectors make a difference overclocking wise? I want to overclock as much as possible, but whats the highest clock possible for an average 760?
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Shurtugal View Post

Fair enough, would the dual 8 pin power connectors make a difference overclocking wise? I want to overclock as much as possible, but whats the highest clock possible for an average 760?

there is a lot more than just a different color motif, the hawk as vcheck points and a LN2 bios w/switch to help get a better overclock. but the two 8 pin connections are "debatable" if it really does make a difference to 6 and 8 pin -but compared to a dual 6 pin, yes.
[VARIOUS] MSI N760 HAWK Video Card Review

both as great cards - it up to you if the bells and whistles on the hawk are worth the added cash . .
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The only reason for dual 8-pins is more power consumption. Wont make a difference overclocking but it means that you will need a more power. I am not sure but when you get the card you can always run 3dmark11 and it will tell you what position your in:

http://www.3dmark.com/search#/?mode=advanced&url=/proxycon/ajax/search/cpugpu/3dm11/P/1541/847/6499?minScore=5200&cpuName=AMD%20FX-8350&gpuName=NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%20650%20Ti%20Boost

So you can always know how someone with a similar build did. I managed to get mine up to 3rd best out of 84 similar builds the 2 that were higher then me i think were on water cooling cause it was significant difference. MSI twin frozr are good heatsinks.
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

there is a lot more than just a different color motif, the hawk as vcheck points and a LN2 bios w/switch to help get a better overclock. but the two 8 pin connections are "debatable" if it really does make a difference to 6 and 8 pin -but compared to a dual 6 pin, yes.
[VARIOUS] MSI N760 HAWK Video Card Review

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I suppose for 30 bucks not a large difference to get better overclock, how much of a difference do you think it would make?
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post #7 of 7
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I suppose for 30 bucks not a large difference to get better overclock, how much of a difference do you think it would make?
to be completely honest, if i gave a direct answer it would be completely fabricated. wink.gif

i would believe that after seeing alot of reviews that if you took 10 gamers and and 10 hawks, the majority of the better OCs would be the hawks.

how much more FPS in games -????

to EPEEN?!? - a lot wink.gif
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