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MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card

Dec 08,2013 0 Comments

MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card

MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card. This MSI R9 270X 2GB HAWK is a card that I’ve wanted to test since the R9 270X launched. We’ve actually been sitting on the cards for weeks because when we went to test it, we went into MSI Afterburner only to find that the ability to adjust voltages wasn’t available. While not always a big problem for everyone, the bottom line is: the HAWK series of cards, like the Lightning series, are all about overclocking.

One of the bigger features of these two series is that they added an extended range of options when it comes to adjusting voltages. So to not be able to adjust the voltages on the card seemed almost pointless. We emailed MSI and they said a newer version of MSI Afterburner was coming that would open up these features, but it wasn’t yet available. So we shelved the card for the mean time and worked through what felt like a 100 different video cards while we waited for an updated version of MSI Afterburner to come out.

When we finally got ourselves a new version of the software, we installed it alongside our MSI R9 270X 2GB HAWK for the second time. Once we got into Windows, we found ourselves greeted with our lovely voltage adjustment options. Woohoo!

So with all that working, it was time to see just what we could get out of the new MSI R9 270X 2GB HAWK. Before we show you just what we managed to achieve, we’ve got to do a few other things; the first thing being a look at the package.

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