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Review: MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Edition [Guru3D.com]
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Default Review: MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Edition [Guru3D.com] - 10-22-2012, 08:15 | posts: 20,811 | Location: Guru3D testlab

We review the MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK graphics card in this article. The all customiuzed MSI HAWK is released in the mid-range segment, yet received a high-end treatment from MSI.

Review: MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Edition
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 16:09 | posts: 496 | Location: Wales

Nice review as always, i'm wondering if 2 of these would be cheaper and faster than a top end 680.

oh btw this is the card you sat on and broke HH ? jk

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Default 10-22-2012, 17:11 | posts: 20,811 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Nice review as always, i'm wondering if 2 of these would be cheaper and faster than a top end 680.

oh btw this is the card you sat on and broke HH ? jk
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Default 10-22-2012, 17:15 | posts: 6,969 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

Hey Hilbert does this thing have 7.1 output via HDMI or is that only limited to the higher end cards? I've been considering building a HTPC/Living room gaming box thing, so I'm looking for something on the cheaper side but 7.1 is a must.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 18:58 | posts: 9 | Location: Spain

175€? Where?
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 19:28 | posts: 6,349 | Location: USA

Hey Hilbert, bottom of page 2 it says "ASUS definitely is using their own customized PCB alright."

MSI /=/ ASUS
   
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Default 10-23-2012, 01:14 | posts: 16,320 | Location: US East Coast

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Hey Hilbert, bottom of page 2 it says "ASUS definitely is using their own customized PCB alright."

MSI /=/ ASUS
He did that in the Inno3D review as well....at the bottom of page 2...

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And as you can see there is little room left on the PCB to increase memory though. The card is PCIe gen 3.0 compatible. Going from PCIe Gen 2 to Gen 3 doubles the bandwidth available to the add-on cards installed, from 500 MB/s per lane to 1 GB/s per lane. ASUS definitely is using their own customized PCB alright.
Source: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,2.html

Both great reviews regardless of the typo.


   
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Default watts - 10-23-2012, 09:39 | posts: 5 | Location: Zagreb Croatia

"Here is Guru3Ds power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 660 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 660 SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

If you are going to overclock GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.

There are many good PSUs out there, please do have a look at our many PSU reviews as we have loads of recommended PSUs for you to check out in there. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load:

bad 3D performance
crashing games
spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
freezing during gameplay
PSU overload can cause it to break down
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There are no problems, restarts or any problems with quality 520W PSU ie. Seasonic M12 II running Msi GTX 660 TF III OC 2GB SLI and Intel 2600K @1.2V & 4,2GHz.
From my experience, power consumption of 110 Avg and 124W Peak per card plus app. 200W for the rest of the system shows a real world of numbers and it works for me.
However, recommendation exists for the customer to be sure and on the right side with the system power supply.
   
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Default 10-24-2012, 02:17 | posts: 3,276 | Location: USA

Hmm this or the evga 660gtx sig2, not much a diffrnce between these and the ti versions
   
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Default 10-24-2012, 02:27 | posts: 2,921 | Location: Philippines

this will prolly arrive here in my place at a very high price, that a Ti is prolly cheaper '__'
   
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