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MSI Radeon HD 5770 HAWK 1GB Video Card

MSI has strapped the Afterburner software to the HD 5770. Let's see if we can break the sound barrier.

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 5, 2010 8:55 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI Computer





If you're gaming at 1920 x 1200, the HD 5770 is the card I would recommend in a heartbeat, especially if you want to protect yourself a little bit for future titles. It offers us consistent performance at 1920 x 1200 with the detail level set high.


As always, though, we appreciate some extra performance. Last year we saw MSI attach the GT 240 from NVIDIA with its Afterburner software. Outside of just giving us normal abilities like overclocking the core and memory, it also gave us a chance to increase the voltage on the core. What this ultimately meant was that we could achieve an ever higher core clock.


While the ability was no doubt pretty cool, the fact that it was used on a GT 240 was a bit boring. We felt the potential of the card software could be used on higher models. Well, today they've given the ability to the HD 5770, a model that we already think is fantastic. Today we'll find out what exactly the software can do for this model. But before we do that, let's look at the package.


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