R6870 Hawk

Overview

 

 
 
Hawk Series Introduction
   
Hawk Series Features

 Key Features

  • Propeller Blade on Twin Frozr III
    - The special blade design generates 20% more airflow than traditional design.
    - The airflow covers wider area for the better heat dissipation.
    - 21℃cooler & 7dB quieter than reference design!!!
  • Triple Over voltage by Afterburner
    - World’s first HD 6870 graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/VDDCI.
    - The performance can be boosted up!!World’s first HD 6870 graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/VDDCI.
     The performance can be boosted up!! 
  • 8+2 Phase PWM Design
    - 8+2 Phase PWM design provides extra 80A current output power to GPU for better overclocking power capability.
  • Military Class II Components
    - SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) has higher current for better overclocking ability.
    - Hi-C CAP for GPU provides more precise voltage.
    - All Solid CAPs have longer lifespan.


Video Output Function

  • Mini DisplayPort x 2
  • Dual-Link DVI-I x 2
  • HDMI x 1 


Bundle MSI developed software

  • MSI VGA Driver
  • MSI Live Update Series (Live VGA BIOS & Live VGA Driver)
    Automatically online download & update VGA BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Live
    MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more. 
     
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers

Product Accessories
 
   
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*For mini DP to DP adapter,the actual item is subject to change without notice 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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MSI All Solid Capacitor

MSI Graphics Card products utilities high quality solid capacitor. For the gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means that product has better quality components within, but also provide much stronger support while users want to engage in hard-core tuning.

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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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Live Update 5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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HDMI + DVI Output

HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensive used interfaces for high definition video display. MSI adopts two interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy the latest HD video such as blu-ray movie.
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DirectX 11

Fully Microsoft DirectX® 11-compatible GPUs is designed to deliver unbelievable HD gaming performance for the latest games and DirectX® 11 applications so you can dominate the competition.
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Meet RoHS regulations

MSI products are the first to be in conformity of the EU’s RoHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, reducing heavy metals and toxic materials in the products. This is an effort made for the Earth, and essentially for a clean future.
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Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

Both support the latest specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD(High Definition DVD). It comes with the latest GPU and Memory superior processing performance in which users can easily enjoy the high-definition video of 1920x1080(1080p/i).
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HDCP Support

The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the date transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.
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AMD HD3D

AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences. Your PC has evolved, offering unprecedented amount of games, photos and movies for you to play, watch, design, create, share and download in 3D. With the arrival of the latest in 3D technology you can now enjoy an enhanced visual experience on Stereo 3D-capable desktops and notebooks powered by AMD HD3D Technology.

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AMD Stream

Perform tasks on a PC faster with AMD Stream technology, speed up demanding everyday applications and get more done in less time.
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HDMI convertible output

Dual-link DVI convertible output supports Video/Audio signal integration through DVI to HDMI interface, which drivers resolution of a digital display up to 1920x1200 or higher.
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AMD Eyefinity

Enjoy an incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing experience with AMD Eyefinity Technology. This revolutionary multi-display technology allows you to expand your visual real estate across up to three displays with innovative “wrap around” capabilities to maximize your field of view with incredible sharpness and clarity.

Brief Specifications

Graphics Engine AMD Radeon HD 6870
Interface PCI Express x16 2.1
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 1024
Memory Interface 256 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 930
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 4200
DVI Output Single-Link DVI-D x1, Dual-Link DVI-I x1
D-SUB Output 1 (optional, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)
HDMI-Output 1
Mini DisplayPort 2
Display Output (Max Resolution) 4x 1920x1200
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.0
CrossFire Support Y
Card Dimension(mm) 255 x 115 x 38mm

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

the 5 Etoiles - PC ACHAT
Date: 2012-00
Title: the 5 Etoiles
Review: -
Media: PC ACHAT
Country: France
4.1 stars - Overbr
Date: 2012-00
Title: 4.1 stars
Review: >Open
Media: Overbr
Country: Brazil
Gold Award - Adrenaline
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Adrenaline
Country: Brazil
The choice of overclockers - EasyCOM.com.ua
Date: 2011-00
Title: The choice of overclockers
Review: >Open
Media: EasyCOM.com.ua
Country: Ukraine
9/10 and Editor's Choice (attached) - APC Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: 9/10 and Editor's Choice (attached)
Review: -
Media: APC Magazine
Country: Australia
SILVER Award - HWM
Date: 2011-00
Title: SILVER Award
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Indonesia
Original Design Award - iXBT.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Original Design Award
Review: >Open
Media: iXBT.com
Country: Russia
Top Product Award - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2011-00
Title: Top Product Award
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Recommended Product Award - TecnoGaming
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: TecnoGaming
Country: Argentina
Excellent Hardware Award - Hardwareluxx.de
Date: 2011-00
Title: Excellent Hardware Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardwareluxx.de
Country: Germany
Dam Innovative Award - Hardware Canucks
Date: 2011-00
Title: Dam Innovative Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Canucks
Country: United States
Dam Good Award - Hardware Canucks
Date: 2011-00
Title: Dam Good Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Canucks
Country: United States
DD's Recommended Award - DD World
Date: 2011-00
Title: DD's Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: DD World
Country: Czech Republic
Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 95%) - PC Centre
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 95%)
Review: >Open
Media: PC Centre
Country: Poland
Recommended Buy Award - XBitlabs.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Buy Award
Review: >Open
Media: XBitlabs.com
Country: United States
Gold Award - ATI Forum
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: ATI Forum
Country: Germany
msi-award
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Tom's Hardware
Country: Italy
Editor's Choice Silver Award - HardOCP.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Editor's Choice Silver Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardOCP.com
Country: United States
Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Final Score: 9.15 out of 10 - BenchmarkReviews.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Final Score: 9.15 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: BenchmarkReviews.com
Country: United States
Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 9.3 out of 10) - techPowerUp
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Award (Overall Rating: 9.3 out of 10)
Review: >Open
Media: techPowerUp
Country: United States
Must Have Best Overclocking Award - TweakTown.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Must Have Best Overclocking Award
Review: >Open
Media: TweakTown.com
Country: Australia
8.5 out of 10 - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 8.5 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
Overclockable Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Overclockable Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Singapore
Must Have Award - KitGuru.net
Date: 2011-00
Title: Must Have Award
Review: >Open
Media: KitGuru.net
Country: UK
Recommended Product Award (Overall Score: 4 out of 5 Stars) - tbreak.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Recommended Product Award (Overall Score: 4 out of 5 Stars)
Review: >Open
Media: tbreak.com
Country: Ukraine
Tweakers Essential Award - Guru3D.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: Tweakers Essential Award
Review: >Open
Media: Guru3D.com
Country: Netherlands

BIOS

Driver

Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Graphics Driver 9.00.100.2
Description
Version 9.00.100.2
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 193.1 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 9.012
Description
Version 9.012
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2013-10-15
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 265.09 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 9.002
Description
Version 9.002
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-12-17
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 259.9 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 8.982
Description
Version 8.982
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-09-03
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 172.21 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.982
Description
Version 8.982
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-09-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 174.89 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.98
Description
Version 8.98
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-08-13
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 193.37 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.98
Description
Version 8.98
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-08-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 214.31 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.92
Description Version:8.92
Version 8.92
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-03-02
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 201.7 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.92
Description Version:8.92
Version 8.92
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-03-02
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 142.88 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 11.12
Description
Version 11.12
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-01-30
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 162.89 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 11.12
Description
Version 11.12
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2012-01-30
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 121.37 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.801
Description
Version 8.801
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2011-02-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 189.35 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 8.801
Description MSI Graphics Driver 8.801
Version 8.801
Type AMD Graphics Drivers Release Date 2011-02-08
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 144.42 MB
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Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
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MSI Afterburner
Description MSI's own "Afterburner" software is currently the most powerful graphics card overclocking software available. Aside from the basic frequency adjustment and system monitor, this software allows the user to adjust the voltage for the GPU. This important feature saves all the hassle of having to adjust the circuit board in order to provide a higher voltage to the GPU. Additionally, the software's automatic fan speed control has received a lot of praise from enthusiasts all over the world. With MSI's "Afterburner", the decision to run the fan quietly or for high-performance is in your hands!
Version 2.3.1
Type Utility Release Date 2013-06-07
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 21.93 MB
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MSI Active Phase Switching
Description APS (Active Phase Switching)& V-Check Points
- APS (Active Phase Switch) helps save power usage by controlling PWM automatically.
- V-Check Points allow users to read voltage directly by multi-meter.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2011-06-08
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
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Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
1.0 English 6.92 MB download 2011-02-09

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