MSI R5770 HAWK Video Card Review :: Bundle

02-11-2010 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Card

Card

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Fan

Fan

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  I/O up view

I/O up view

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Rear up

Rear up


The card is covered completely by a large heatsink. There are two GPU fans on the heatsink that cools down the graphics card in operation. In operation I barely was able to hear the fans at all on an open-air test bench. MSI ships the card with plastic covers for the PCI Express, the Crossifre bridge and the lock.


MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  PCI Express

PCI Express

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Heatpipes

Heatpipes

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Back of card

Back of card

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Memory)

Memory)


The back of the card has the Part Number and Serial Number sticker. This sticker covers the mounting plate for the graphics chip. The card itself has 1GB of GDDR5 memory with four memory chips on the back of the card and four on the front of the card. There is a two-pin connector on the top right hand side of the card for the V-Check leads.


MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Chip

Chip

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Fan power

Fan power

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Voltage point

Voltage point

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  side view

side view


The back of the card has a 6-pin power connector to provide the extra power to the card beyond the 75W provided by the PCI Express slot. AMD says the card consumes up to 108W under stress. The top of the card has two fan connectors for the two fans on the cooling solution. There is also a Crossfire bridge connector. The Rear I/O bracket on the card has a DVI-I connector, a HDMI connector and a DisplayPort connector, with D-sub supported via an included adapter.


MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Capacitors

Capacitors

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Back up rear shot

Back up rear shot

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Grill

Grill

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  I/O

I/O