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MSI R6870 Hawk (featuring MSI's Twin Frozr III)







"The R6870 Hawk looks almost nothing like the reference Radeon HD 6870 since it has a an 8+2 phase power design (4+1 on 'regular models) allowing for a higher power draw when overclocking, Military Class II components (Super Ferrite Chokes, Hi-c CAPs, Solid Capacitors) for a stable operation, APS (Active Phase Switching) for automatic phase control, voltage read points, and an OCP (Over Current Protection) unlocker which is useful for extreme overclocks."
Edited by arrow0309 - 2/8/11 at 8:32am
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MSI R6870 Hawk (featuring MSI's Twin Frozr III)

"Triple overvoltage" and "8+2 phase design"... wow.
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There's a pencil mod for the 6870's memory voltage amp, not sure if this fits on the 6850 too

http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-rade...cil/10160.html
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What a way to scare me from trying this, lol.

When they say test with a DMM, they mean on the back side of the pcb right? I only ask because it almost doesn't look like it in the picture.
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What a way to scare me from trying this, lol.

When they say test with a DMM, they mean on the back side of the pcb right? I only ask because it almost doesn't look like it in the picture.
Yeap, just on the upper side near the pci-e power connectors, however the pencil mod you'll have to do it on the front side.
I did think a lot of this practice since I'm in the same position (1140 rs for the mem clock) to get an 40 Mhz increment and reach 1180 lol
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The measuring point should be on the upper side of the card, on the spot I pictured in red

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That's a heck of a better picture. Me thinks you should've wrote the article.
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That's a heck of a better picture. Me thinks you should've wrote the article.
Might really wanna try that instead
I definitely need a DMM
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"Triple overvoltage" and "8+2 phase design"... wow.
More phases than MSI's motherboards, nowadays. That's a bad sign, right?
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Might really wanna try that instead
I definitely need a DMM
Bought mine for $5 at a Freight tools store. I've been pretty happy with it. Had one crapped out on me but it was because of my stupidity. They exchanged it.

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More phases than MSI's motherboards, nowadays. That's a bad sign, right?
Yeah, so I've been hearing in MSIalex's threads. LOL I have a MSI board but it was one of the budget ones so I got no say. I think I bought it and a Sempron for just $50.
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MSI R6870 HAWK (Twin Frozr III Thermal Design) Review:

Ready for you the review of this gorgeous 6870

Link: @ KitGuru





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