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MSI R9 270X HAWK

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Posted October 10, 2013 by Jake in Video Cards

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Price at time of Review: $220
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Sleek styling; Low temperatures; Low noise; Factory overclock; Improved power design; Voltage unlocking
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Tough competition against Nvidia's price drops
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Excellent combination of performance, value, and features for mid-range gaming.
by Jake
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Temperatures

To test temperatures, we use a “real world” scenario: we run Crysis 3 for 10 minutes and log the temperatures, reporting the highest heat output achieved. Crysis 3 loads up a card pretty heavily, but more importantly it’s also a very accurate representation of what a typical gamer might encounter in normal card usage as well. Quite simply, this approach avoids any claims of “unrealistic” or “biased” thermal testing; in our opinion, nothing is more realistic than actual gaming temperatures.

Here’s what happened:

Temperatures

Wow. Considering the MSI R9 270X HAWK has more horsepower than the GTX 660, and almost as much as the GTX 660Ti, the load temperature of 58°C is outstanding. Clearly, the Twin Frozr heatsink is more than capable of handling some extra juice with overclocking as well, beyond what the factory overclock offers.

The other positive to note here is the R9 270X HAWK is very quiet, and significantly better than the reference cooler. The noise signature isn’t annoying either, so not only are the temperatures very good, but the noise levels are as well.

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