MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK 2GB Review

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2 – GTX 660 HAWK Gallery

The GTX 660 HAWK is a nice card and the Twin Frozr IV VGA cooler brings a sexy touch:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



A backplane is provided to protect the rear side of the PCB:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



The HAWK is equipped with the GPU Reactor. The GPU Reactor is an additional power module to improve the stability of the GPU under high stress and overclocking / overvoltage.

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



When the card is working, the GPU Reactor provides a bluish light:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



The board comes with two 6-pin power connectors while only one is available on a regular GTX 660. The card is ready for all you OC torture sessions!

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



The golden SSC (Solid State Choke): these components are inductors, one of the fundamental parts of any VRM.

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



The HAWK supports 2-way SLI:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



Serious overclocking requires the exact reading of the board voltages. That’s why MSI has added three voltage check points for the GPU, the memory and the PLL. Three connectors for voltmeters are part of the bundle:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



The bundle includes a CDROM with tools (Afterburner, Kombustor) and drivers, two power connectors (molex to 6-pin PCI-E), three voltage check points connectors, a DVI/sub-d adapter and a certificate of quality and stability:

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK



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