The Twin Frozr


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.

MSI HD5770 HAWK     MSI HD5770 HAWK  

Here we get out look at the Twin Frozr itself. A serious piece of cooling kit with big heatpipes and two large fans.

MSI HD5770 HAWK     MSI HD5770 HAWK  

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.

MSI HD5770 HAWK     MSI HD5770 HAWK  

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.

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Most Recent Comments

02-04-2010, 06:23:00

Great review. Amazing overclock on that card, and stil pretty cool. Definitetely the best value card on the block and that heatsink and caps are definitely worth the price hike for that level of overclock...I remember buying processors that had lower clock speeds.Quote

02-04-2010, 09:27:20

Killer review of a killer card. Seeing this baby in action makes me drool and getting to see 2 in crossfire would make me ...... Anyway, it looks like a win for MSI and now the 5770 cards have a new master. Quote

02-04-2010, 13:07:30

1050 core!! Well done. Looks a good price for the card. Really like what MSI is doing with all these overclocking cards. That seem to be reasonably priced aswell compared to other manufactures. Nice review...Quote

02-04-2010, 13:14:39

The 5000 series as a whole seem very good for ocing, especially the 5770s. Absolute gem of a card. Nvidia really can't bring much to this match at this price point. Closest thing would be a 250GTS or a cheap 260GTX I guess, either way they are totally outclassed.Quote

02-04-2010, 13:21:14

Do I upgrade my two HD4850s for two of these!!!!! Really tempted after reading the review.Quote

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