MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Graphics Card Photo's and details
MSI apparently is planning a HAWK edition of the GeForce GTX 660 under SKU name N660GTX HAWK. A short while ago some photo's already leaked on this product but now specs have surfaced as well. Expreview claims that the card will be roughly 15% higher on its core clock speeds compared to the reference products. The PCB will be equipped with an enthusiast grade voltage regulation circuitry and obviously you are going to spot a TwinFrozr IV cooling solution.
On the PCB you'll find a nice 10-phase VRM design that uses SSC chokes (low energy loss to noise), and IR DirectFETs, all fed by two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.
More interstingly are the clokc freuqencies though. The GeForce GTX 660 HAWK will come with a 1100 MHz core clockf requency and a very high 1176 MHz GPU Boost core clock frequency.
On the memory side of things weirdly enough MSI left the clockspeed alone at a reference based 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective).
The GPU is obviously based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 comes with 960 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 24 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. The enthusiast grade graphics card will also be equipped with a dual-BIOS for a standard fallback BIOS and the (factory) OC clock/voltage profile. Much like you guys have seen on the Lightning series the card comes with the GPU Reactor module (tantalum capacitors) that should deliver cleaner voltage delivery to the GPU. Display connectors will include two DVI, and one DisplayPort and one HDMI. Have a peek at some photo's.
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