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Tuesday, 08 February 2011 13:44

MSI releases new Radeon HD 6870

Written by Slobodan Simic
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MSI R6870 Hawk

MSI has rolled out yet another non-reference card that will be a part of its Radeon HD 6000 series lineup, the MSI R6870 Hawk. Featuring a factory overclocked Barts XT GPU, the R6870 Hawk also comes with MSI's Twin Frozr III cooler paired up with new Propeller Blade fans.

The new R6870 Hawk is anything but reference as it features an improved 8+2-phase design for some additional overclocking, MSI's Military Class II components including Super Ferrite Chokes, Hi-C CAPs, Solid Capacitors, APS (Active Phase Switching) technology for phase control, voltage check points and OCP (Over Current Protection) unlocker for some extreme overclocking adventures.

Specs wise, the card still features 1120 stream processors and 1GB of GDDR5 memory. MSI went with a slight factory overclock to 930MHz for the GPU and 4200MHz for memory but due to the spec list we are quite sure that the card can go even higher. It features two DVI, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs.

The MSI Twin Frozr III cooler has five heatpipes (two 8mm ones), nickel-plated copper base and a rather large heatsink that is cooled by two 80mm fans with a new Propeller Blade design. According to MSI, the cooler should be up to 7dB quieter, 21 degrees cooler, with up to 20 percent more airflow thanks to the fan-blade design. Another interesting feature is the switch that changes the fan mode from Performance to Silent and vice versa.

The new R6870 Hawk is already listed at our price search engine and it can be found for as low as €218,64. You can check it out here.

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