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[KG] MSI R6870 HAWK (Twin Frozr III Thermal Design) Review

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http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/msi-r6870-hawk-twin-frozr-iii-thermal-design-review/
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5 heatpipes for a mainstream card smile.gif. New fan design...
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Switch between silent mode or performance mode.
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Finally we have heatsinks for vrms and mem chips.
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The MSI R6870 HAWK is an extremely capable card and we think the Twin Frozr III cooler is quite possibly the best on the market. Those readers who follow our content regularly will remember that we reviewed the Sapphire HD6870 Toxic Edition last week. This card was able to maintain gaming temperatures at 67c while only generating 35.4 dBa of emitted noise. The R5870 Hawk has outperformed this card by reducing the gaming temperatures to a staggering 59c while only generating 34.7 dBa of emitted noise.
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post #2 of 31
Now they only need to release a cyclone 6870 and MSI is fully loaded biggrin.gif
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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So the switch changes the default fan profiles and that's all you get? Or can you edit them in windows?
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oooo I like physical switches
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post #5 of 31
Saw this in the morning @ Hexus, looks good.
    
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post #6 of 31
Five heatpipes on a 6870 is :O

As always, that design is so sexy smile.gif
    
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post #7 of 31
Hopefully they Are binned higher than the terribad gtx460 hawk
Edited by Giac - 2/8/11 at 11:32am
    
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post #8 of 31
WOW! That is a must have if I have ever seen one!Savings mode activated!
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post #9 of 31
mmm

1. sell current 6870
2. buy 2x of these

:DDD
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post #10 of 31
If I hadn't just bought new gfx cards, I'd consider these in CrossFireX...so sexy. Twin Frozr III looks amazing.
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