MSI HD5770 HAWK
Our benchmark tests follow the standard OC3D procedure of running each test five times, discarding the highest and lowest results then taking an average of the rest.
Beginning with 3D Mark Vantage we actually have a plethora of a results for this from our overclocking excursions. Normally we just provide our best overclock and the stock result. However we thought today we'd give you some of the other results we obtained during out overclock testing so you can see how much difference there is between a GPU Core overclock, a RAM overclock, and a combination of the two.
Regardless of the method used, one thing is very clear. The MSI Hawk is a beast of a card for the money.
Depite having a lot of grunt available to it, as is the case with nearly every card on the planet it hasn't got enough grunt for Crysis Warhead. In overclocked trim it just about can provide a good average framerate and if you run at a resolution lower than our test one of 1920x1200 you might eek a few more frames out.
To be honest though not many people wont have completed it by now and so it's definitely a benchmark is the pure sense of the word.
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 provides playable framerates on even medium-powered cards and here, with maximum settings and 8xAA we can see that the stock Hawk gives us nearly 50 FPS average. Definitely playable. Once we overclock it though it eats Modern Warfare 2 for breakfast and gives us more than the magic 60FPS we desire.
Now to burn some rubber.