hmm so there is no differnce between the msi and his 5770? just paying for the brand name i guess thanx
The Hawk is a better card overall, that's why it's more expensive. It overclocks like no other 5770 can and the heat dissipation is second to none thanks to the Frozr heatsink. If you are going to leave the card at stock then go with the HIS.
I'd imagine the better OC is along the lines of 50 mhz max or about 6%. That simply isn't worth an extra 20% in price imo. An HD5830 is actually only $12.50 more when you take shipping into account; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which makes the value of the MSI card very questionable, fancy cooler or not.
Dude the hawk is about 20/30 dollars more than a regular 5770 give or take. You get a better cooling solution and voltage control. Of course if the OP is going to leave everything stock then the HIS would be the obvious choice.
The Hawk can achieve 1050/1400 quite easily with a voltage bump, that alone is worth the extra 30 bucks IMO.