The Twin Frozr and Hawk use the same cooling design.Only difference is that the Hawk is the Factory O.C. version.But it really doesn't matter since you can achieve those same clock speeds with the Twin Frozr.
I would go for the Asus 7850.It really is a very nice card.And if you look at it this way your paying $60 more for an extra gig of RAM and about 30% more performance on average.All while consuming less power.Not to mention you can hit some really high clock speeds with the 7850.
Not really.AMD already slashed prices for everything above the 7850.The only way I see them lowering it is if Nvidia's GTX660 is priced lower or competitively.Should be a couple more weeks before it's released though.
Forgot to add that you could also wait until the 1GB variant of the 7850 is released.Although I don't recommend it because 1GB just isn't enough for high end games anymore.
purple stank Any word on the street when the new Nvidia Kepler series to replace the 560 Ti is coming out? I keep hearing something will come out next month, but what?
Also I'm not sure if 2GB is necessary for high end games. I agree that the best GPUs have more than 1 GB, but I don't consider it necessary based on fps reviews on many websites of 1GB GPUs playing Battlefield at 1920x1200 High.