MSI R5770 HAWK Video Card Review :: Card

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

By Benjamin Sun
  • MSI RADEON HD 5770 HAWK
  • 6-pin power connector
  • DVI to D-Sub adapter
  • V-Check Points
  • Driver CD
  • Quick user’s guide
  • Manual

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Box

Box

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Rear of box

Rear of box

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Box open

Box open

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Bundle

Bundle


MSI ships the R5770 card in a large black box with a picture of the F-117A Stealth “Fighter” on the cover with lightning hitting the aircraft. They call the card the R5770 HAWK which is in keeping with the theme of the F-117A which was called the Nighthawk in service (the Air Force retired it two years ago).


MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots



MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots


The inside flap of the box has the main features of the card that I mentioned before. The rear if the box has the features of the card and the minimum system requirements. Opening the box we find that MSI has placed the card in a foam enclosure. The top portion of the enclosure contains the anti-static bag with the video card in it. The bottom half has the hardware accessories.


MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Hardware info

Hardware info

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Standard clock

Standard clock

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  overclock

overclock

MSI R5770 HAWK  Video Card Review  Max temp

Max temp


The card comes with a DVI to D-sub adapter, a 6-pin power connector, the leads for the V-Check points, a Driver CD, a Quick user’s Guide, and the manual. ATI releases a new driver every month and have already released the Catalyst 10.1 drivers, the first ones of the new year. The ATI drivers have their own overclocking utility called Overdrive and I was able to clock the card at 1050MHz core and 1340MHz for the memory.