MSI Radeon HD 6870 Hawk 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI Radeon HD 6870 Hawk 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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  • Extremely Cool Performance, Newly designed Twin Frozr III cooling technology, 82 phase PWM components, Enhanced Voltage Control, great for Overclocking, Solid components, all Solid State Caps.
  • BIOS switch to change between normal and lownoise BIOS, Quiet, Support for voltage control via I2C, Three voltages can be changed using MSI Afterburner, Overclocked out of the box, Full size HDMI output, Low temperatures, Voltage measurement access, OCP c


  • Can be a little loud when fan is at full throttle, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi
  • CCC Overdrive limits might be too low, Overclocking potential does not impress, High Bluray power consumption, Lack of 3way and 4way CrossFire support, Silent BIOS not a quiet as it could be, Higher power draw than reference design, DirectX 11 relevance l

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By MadShrimps on

Let's introduce the card But first we at Madshrimps would like to give our best wishes for the 25th anniversary Founded in 1986 and now one of the big manufacturers in this world. Let's go to the next 25 years full of new technology! So this...

By iXBT Labs on

MSI R6870 Hawk is an interesting overclocker solution. It works easily at 1050/4500 MHz, and I haven't even increased voltages. The cooler is very nice: quiet and very efficient. On the downside, the package is quite...

By HardOCP on

In our gameplay section the MSI R6870 Hawk was beaten by the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in its out-of-box configuration. However this video card is meant for overclocking and when it reaches its full potential it is able to slug it out with the GeForce GTX...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Guru of 3D on

It is quite interesting to see that there is an extensive shift towards the more high-end and enthusiast products in the past year or so. It seems that next to good performance and features, the end-users like to tweak more and more as well. Well...

By techPowerUp! on 93

MSI's HD 6870 HAWK comes with a full range of features for overclockers. The most important are software voltage control for three voltages via MSI Afterburner, voltage measurement outputs, OCP disable switch and the dual BIOS which can help to...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

In den letzten Wochen und Monaten konnten wir so einige Grafikkarten testen. Doch kaum eine Produktfamilie sahnte so viele Awards ab, wie die MSI-Hawk. Auch mit der Radeon HD 6870 Hawk blieb MSI dieser Linie treu. Zwar bietet sie mit Taktraten von 930...

International Review By ExtraHardware on

Za základ pro relativní srovnání výkonu jsem zvolil referenční kartu. Jak je zřejmé, nárůst výkonu oproti referenčním taktům je jen minimální. Při...