MSI HD 7870 HAWK edition pictured
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
MSI is working on a bleeding-edge Radeon HD 7870 graphics card that is both factory-overclocked, and has room for more overclocking.
Called the MSI R7870 HAWK, pictured below, the card uses custom-design PCB and cooling by MSI. The PCB is augmented with a revamped VRM that takes advantage of MSI’s GPU Reactor module (which conditions power), the PCB also features consolidated voltage measurement points.
It draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The cooler is MSI’s TwinFrozr 4, similar in design to the one featured on R7970 Lightning, albeit slightly smaller, and with less-loud dash of blue color. Although not specifically known, the card is expected to come with factory overclocked speeds, with additional overclocking headroom. More details are awaited.