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MSI HD R5770 Hawk Review


Closer Look:

Once the installation disk is inserted into the DVD drive, it will auto-run and the MSI setup appear on the screen. At the top of the installation window there are six tabs that will aid in the installation process. The listed tabs are Driver, Afterburner, Utility, Website, Manual, and Internet Security. The first tab is used to automatically install the VGA drivers for Windows Vista and 7, or you can browse the CD for the drivers manually. The Afterburner tab installs MSI's Afterburner VGA overclocking utility, which allows for tweaking the GPU''s frequencies, voltage, and fan speed. The Utility tab let you install MSI Live Update 4. The Website tab has a list of three links that when selected will open a web-page that corresponds to the selection made. The choices here will like you to MSI's website, ATI's download page or MSI's live update page. The manual page opens a PDF version of the manual for easy viewing and the last tab, which is Internet Security let you install a 60-day trial version of Norton Internet Security 2010.















When you have made your selection to start the installation process, you will be greeted by the ATI Catalyst Install Manager's welcome screen. From here, you will simply need to make a few choices on how to install the necessary drivers and, once your selections have been made, the installation process takes over and automatically installs the drivers that are needed. Once the installation is finished, you will just need to do a quick restart and once you are back into Windows you're new GPU is installed and ready to go.





Now that we have the card installed, we can take a look at ATI's GPU software utility Catalyst Control Center.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look: (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Closer Look: (Catalyst Control Panel)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Far Cry 2
  8. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  9. Testing: Darkest of Days
  10. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  11. Testing: Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War II
  12. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  14. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Conclusion
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