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MSI Reveals GeForce GTX 760 HAWK Edition Graphics Card

MSI has introduced the GeForce GTX 760 HAWK graphics card that is designed for maximum overclocking. The graphics card, which features the famous TwinFrozr IV cooler, has clock speeds of 1111 MHz base and 1176 MHz GPU Boost. By comparison, the reference clock speeds of the GTX 760 are 980 MHz base and 1033 MHz Boost.

The card features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs over a 256-bit wide memory interface at an effective speed of 6.0 GHz.

Under full load the card is able to draw up to 170 W in the factory configuration, but of course, when overclocked, it might need a bit more than that. The card also has a dual-BIOS system, where the second BIOS unlocks the card's true overclocking abilities, beyond Nvidia's restrictions, and allows the card to overclock to even further lengths.

MSI gave no word on when the card would hit shelves, nor did it release any information on its pricing. That said, it's realistic to expect a small premium over the price of stock GTX 760 cards.

  • aoneone
    Can anyone answer if this GTX 760 is just a re-branded GTX 670? Higher or lower or about the same? I have the GTX 670 and I'm wondering if I should get another or upgrade, Thx in advance!~ ^_^
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  • Spooderman
    If you want to upgrade from your 670 this is not really enough to make up for the cost. Just go for a 770.
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  • David Lugarov
    This is a remade 670 Power Edition you could say, and right now, MSI's Lightning and PE and HAWK cards are having some small issues, they found that MSI was kind of cheating and overvolting it from the factory, causing users to run into big problems, not good MSI. I'm a huge fan, and it's dissapointing to see they took such a longshot, that missed after all.
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  • expl0itfinder
    That is something to ask in the forums, aoneone.
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  • WithoutWeakness
    11322485 said:
    This is a remade 670 Power Edition you could say, and right now, MSI's Lightning and PE and HAWK cards are having some small issues, they found that MSI was kind of cheating and overvolting it from the factory, causing users to run into big problems, not good MSI. I'm a huge fan, and it's dissapointing to see they took such a longshot, that missed after all.

    MSI was caught overvolting the PWM for the GPU on the 660Ti Power Edition and 670 Power Edition cards. None of the HAWK or Lightining cards were affected. However once Nvidia caught wind of it they put a stop to it immediately and MSI has not been doing it since. They are no longer having these issues and even new 660Ti and 670 Power Edition cards have the issue fixed. None of the new 700 series cards should have this issue either. It was a one-time mistake.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvolting-PowerEdition,18013.html
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  • David Lugarov
    11322598 said:
    11322485 said:
    This is a remade 670 Power Edition you could say, and right now, MSI's Lightning and PE and HAWK cards are having some small issues, they found that MSI was kind of cheating and overvolting it from the factory, causing users to run into big problems, not good MSI. I'm a huge fan, and it's dissapointing to see they took such a longshot, that missed after all.

    MSI was caught overvolting the PWM for the GPU on the 660Ti Power Edition and 670 Power Edition cards. None of the HAWK or Lightining cards were affected. However once Nvidia caught wind of it they put a stop to it immediately and MSI has not been doing it since. They are no longer having these issues and even new 660Ti and 670 Power Edition cards have the issue fixed. None of the new 700 series cards should have this issue either. It was a one-time mistake.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvolting-PowerEdition,18013.html

    Thanks for clarifying, I shoud've gotten more informed, I guess I will be picking up a 780 Lightning after all, oh can't wait to get it and have triple sli triple monitor configuration. It's kind of overkill.
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  • 10tacle
    11322399 said:
    Can anyone answer if this GTX 760 is just a re-branded GTX 670? Higher or lower or about the same? I have the GTX 670 and I'm wondering if I should get another or upgrade, Thx in advance!~ ^_^

    You will gain nothing noticeable over your 670 with a 760 overall. In a few games like Bioshock Infinite and Hitman Absolution, the 670 actually beats the 760 by a couple of frames according to Guru3D tests. At best it would be lateral move. Like spooder said, if you want to upgrade, sell the 670 and go for the 780 (or get a second 670 if you can still find one and go SLI).

    Similarly, I've got a 680 and do not see any reason to upgrade to the 770 even though it has a slightly larger performance margin increase over the 680 than the 760 does over the 670. I would like to go SLI for a QHD monitor upgrade, but can't find a second 680 at a decent price. Might as well eBay the 680 for $325 or so and buy a pair of 770s (SLI 770 upgrade net cost = $975: $400+$400 + $175 value loss of the 680 vs. $500 + $425 = $925 upgrading to SLI 680 if I could even find one). No brainer there. Just something to think about...
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  • brazuka331
    More info about it.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2253/2/
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  • qbsinfo
    this card looks like a beast for overclocking (as far as a 760 goes) ~ the same as a stock 670 - it would be the lowest card to upgrade from any 5xx series for a keplar.
    LEGIT REVIEWSGURU3DHARDWARE.INFOOVERCLOCKERSCLUBTWEAKTOWN (w/o overclocking)
    OVERCLOCKERS
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  • Mousemonkey
    11322399 said:
    Can anyone answer if this GTX 760 is just a re-branded GTX 670? Higher or lower or about the same? I have the GTX 670 and I'm wondering if I should get another or upgrade, Thx in advance!~ ^_^

    The 760's are all reworked 660 OEM's, just check the core count.

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660-oem/specifications

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-670/specifications
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