The Twin Frozr has been at the front of MSI cards for years now and the latest Twin Frozr IV Advanced with its dual 10cm fans looks fantastic. Along with the massive heatsink that over hangs the top of the card, we can see a number of heat pipes coming out the bottom and the black PCB, something that always looks great on anything.
Moving around you can see as we swing around to the back we have the V-Check Points. Used in conjunction with the V-Check cables that are included in the bundle, you're able to get the true voltage of the GPU, Memory and PLL. While this continues to be something most people won't use, for those of you who go down the path of more extreme overclocking, this is indeed a handy feature and is used a lot.
Moving up to the top you can see that power comes from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This is definitely up from the standard dual 6-pin PCIe power connector setup that we've seen other companies to date offer from other GTX 760 cards. Staying across the top and moving closer to the front, you can see the standard dual SLI connectors in the event you want to run up to three of these cards together.
Finishing up with the I/O department, it's a very standard affair. We've got two Dual-Link DVI connectors in the form of a DVI-D and DVI-I. Along with them we've also got a HDMI Port and a DisplayPort connector.
Out of the box the GTX 760 HAWK from MSI carries with it quite a nice overclock. While like most companies they've chosen to leave the 2GB of GDDR5 alone at 6008MHz QDR. However, they've bumped the core up to a healthy 1111MHz, which is then boosted even higher to 1176MHz.
Being a HAWK card means we of course wanted to overclock it to see just what we could get out of it ourselves.
Starting with the core we eventually ended up at 1175MHz, which is then pushed even higher to 1240MHz via Boost. As for the 2GB of GDDR5, we managed to push that up to a healthy 6608MHz QDR.
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