MSI HD5770 HAWK
The MSI Hawk
There is no doubting the inspiration on the box, with a frontal view of the F117-A Nighthawk, more commonly called the Stealth Fighter, clearly visible. As a plane nerd I'll ignore the name change and the fact that the card bears absolutely no resemblance at all in either design or colour to anything with stealth technology.
Here we get out look at the Twin Frozr itself. A serious piece of cooling kit with big heatpipes and two large fans.
Here is a much closer look at this Jessica Simpson of the heatpipe world, being both really thick and really easy on the eye. The only issue we have from the looks is the old problem of the heat in non-reference designs not being exhausted out the rear as we'd prefer.
There is no denying it's a big chunk of heatsink and the large twin fan design should keep things cool as well as quiet. Although the ATI designs have moved on from the noise of old, the quieter the better as far as we're concerned.
Next, details of our rig and we'll see if this MSI Hawk does give us the extra oomph.