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MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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Gaming series graphics card

Now You're Gaming With MSI

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand not just any graphics card "will do." That's why MSI brings you the best of the best to its gaming series graphics card. The AMD Radeon R9 series GPU brings an array of advanced graphics technologies to elevate your gaming experience. Want more performance without annoying noise and heat. With MSI GAMING series graphics cards you get just that.


Gaming Series Features


Gaming App
Easy Tune, Easy Play

OC Mode
  • Tune up core clock and fan speed for the best performance.
Gaming Mode (Default)
  • Provides a stable gaming experience with higher core clock.
Silent Mode
  • The best operating environment with fabulously low noise.


Advanced Twin Frozr IV

MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked off the dual-fan trend and today MSI stays true to its dual-fan, dual-slot design where others offer less effective means.

Twin Frozr coolers also use a large Aluminium-fin grid array that provides a huge amount of surface area for cooling. Heat from the GPU is transferred to the fin grid array by virtue of heat pipes with MSI's special SuperPipe technology. SuperPipes transfer heat twice as fast as regular heat pipes enabling an MSI Gaming graphics card to stay cooler than the competition.

Futhermore, MSI provides all new Airflow Control technology on the Twin Frozr. This new thermal tech leads air to the heat pipe by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to heat pipes directly. In addition, this exclusive heatsink design increases the area of heatsink to enhance the efficiency of dissipation.


Military Class Components

One of the deciding factors in performance is the quality of the components used. That is why MSI only uses MIL-STD-810G certified components for its Gaming cards because only these components have proven to be able to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking.

Solid Caps

With their aluminum core design, Solid CAP's have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as an over-10-year lifespan.


Hi-C Cap

A Hi-c Cap is a very small but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.


New Super Ferrite Chokes

New Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is super-permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at about 100 degrees Farenheit (35 degrees Celsius) cooler, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency, and offer better overclocking power stability.


Experience - Predator
Share for Fun

A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button and allows you to capture and record your coolest, goofiest, and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!


MSI Afterburner has quickly become the favorite overclocking software for media, overclockers and end-users. Because of its simple interface, it's easy to learn, but it packs a lot of powerful features like an integrated benchmark utility called Kombustor that can check your system performance in benchmarking mode, or run as a stability test.

Don't speak English? No problem: MSI Afterburner is translated in many languages including Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean! Not satisfied with the looks? Just change to one of the many different skins or create one yourself with ease!

Even better, you can run Afterburner straight from your smartphone! Download the MSI Afterburner App from Google Play or the Apple store and start overclocking wit.


Radeon R9 GPU Features

GCN Architecture

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Ultra Resolution Gaming

Leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.


There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative "wrap around" multi-display capabilities.

AMD App Acceleration

Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications and video rendering.

AMD CrossFire™ Technology

With outstanding performance scaling, a system equipped with AMD CrossFire™ technology keeps you fragging while everyone else is reaching for an upgrade.

AMD PowerTune Technology

Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

AMD ZeroCore Technology

Allows your AMD Radeon™ GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.

AMD HD3D Technology

Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV or projector.


Radeon R9 290X GAMING 4G R9 290 GAMING 4G R9 280X GAMING 6G R9 280X GAMING 3G R9 270X GAMING 4G R9 270X GAMING 2G R9 270 GAMING 2G
Model R9 290X GAMING 4G R9 290 GAMING 4G R9 280X GAMING 6G R9 280X GAMING 3G R9 270X GAMING 4G R9 270X GAMING 2G R9 270 GAMING 2G
GPU AMD Radeon™ R9 290X AMD Radeon™ R9 290 AMD Radeon™ R9 280X AMD Radeon™ R9 280X AMD Radeon™ R9 270X AMD Radeon™ R9 270X AMD Radeon™ R9 270
DirectX 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
Core Clock (MHz) Base: 1000 Base: 947 Base: 1000; Boost: 1050 Base: 1000; Boost: 1050 Base: 1030; Boost: 1120 Base: 1030; Boost: 1120 Base: 900; Boost: 975
Memory Clock (MHz) 6000 6000 5600 5600 5600
Memory Size (MB) 4096 4096 6144 3072 4096 2048 2048
Memory Interface 512-bit 512-bit 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Slot Height Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot
Cooling Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV
Fans 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm 2 x 10cm
DVI 2 x 2 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 x
HDMI 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x
Display Port 1 x 1 x Mini display port 2 x Mini display port 2 x 1 x 1 x 1 x
Power Connector 6-pins + 8-pins 6-pins + 8-pins 2 x 6-pins 6-pins + 8-pins 2 x 6-pins 2 x 8-pins 6-pins

Learn more about the MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Nathan W.
  • 2/24/2015 2:46:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDOA?

Pros: Looks kinda cool

Cons: Doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: Isn't being detected by Motherboard. Everything is plugged in correctly, and it still doesn't get read. For now i'm using my processors integrated graphics, but i really want this card to work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that Both power are connected correctly and firmly to the vidoe card.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible verify the video card on another working system to check.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • James S.
  • 2/23/2015 12:06:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRadeon R9 270X

Pros: Excellent bang for the buck. Great 1080p card. Quiet fans - runs nice and cool with good ventilation.

Cons: It's not a 290? It doesn't make sandwiches? It wasn't free?

Being a non-reference design cooler, it doesn't just blow the heat out the back, so it does need a properly ventilated case.

Other Thoughts: This is my first AMD card in years - long enough that my last one was an ATI. Very happy with the performance per dollar, especially at Black Friday pricing. I'll probably Crossfire it with a second one at some point.

I wouldn't expect 1440p or 4K gaming out of it. 2gb VRAM is usually plenty for 1080p, and it's done pretty respectably with just about everything I've thrown at it. If you're running a 60hz 1080p display, it's great. In Crossfire at 1080p it'll approach the performance of a single 290.

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  • Cory K.
  • 2/18/2015 5:36:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTWO defective ones

Pros: Cool colors/dragon logo, great GPU for price

Cons: Mine was DOA according to local repair store AND the replacement that Newegg sent me was defective too. (After I waited almost a month for them to mail the new one). Newegg's return policy & RMA service was great, but MSI was clearly lazy and made a bad batch.

Other Thoughts: I spoke with a tech professional who strongly suggested the EVGA version of this card!

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  • Clayton D.
  • 2/16/2015 1:00:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts a step up!

Pros: - I replace my R7 250 with this. AND IT WORKS GREAT! Kinda...

- Graphical improvements of course along with double the FPS!

- Came with added Molex connectors if need.

- Great packaging!

Cons: - The fan is LOUD. But then again it is larger and more powerful then my last card.

- Had a bit of trouble getting it started to get the drivers put on. Kept resetting...

- The whole needing 2 6pin connectors was a bit bothersome. Had to find the right PSU.

- Errors.

Other Thoughts: So far so good!.... Kinda....
I have been having a little trouble after a few days. Everything would be running smoothly with no problems until it crashes! Its would be like it would pick a color of the screen and cover the whole screen with that color. All the sounds would still be playing though. After about a second or two my PC would restart! I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest drivers and even tweaked the fan so that it would be running a bit higher than usual, but that still did not fix it. It happens about once a day or sometimes not at all. It just seems random...

I checked the event viewer to find that I had quite a few errors, one being:

A fatal hardware error has occurred

Component: AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor APIC ID: 0

The details view of this entry contains further information.

That can't be good. Happens right around it goofed up!

Needless to say, I would probably give this 5 eggs if it was not it crashing!
Just hope I don't have to RMA due to a bad card...

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  • Peter B.
  • 2/15/2015 11:33:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggseverything I ever wanted

Pros: 400 frames per seconds on high setting in League of LEgends

Cons: extra add ons when downloading drivers

Other Thoughts: I only play league so I wouldn't benefit from getting something better than this.

I don't renumber checking any extra download options, but I get annoying popups from some program that was installed alongside the drives. -1 egg for your slimey AMD software team

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  • Matthew B.
  • 2/12/2015 8:15:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a beaut clark!

Pros: Simple installation. It looks awesome... even though you can't see it (PCI seems upside to me).
Performs better than I expected for the price tag.
Included power adapters!
Driver disk has an abundance of neat utilities.
Packaging is really impressive.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Update to the latest drivers after installation.

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  • Erick D.
  • 2/11/2015 8:17:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI R9 270x

Pros: excellent card

Cons: to many promo apps

Other Thoughts: newegg as usual fast shipping excellent service

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2015 1:39:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for a budget build!

Pros: this ting looks amazing in my mid-tower case and I can play ESO on ultra and crisis 3 on very high. the afterburner software makes it just a little better than I expected.

Cons: none so far.

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  • Matthew J.
  • 2/10/2015 6:04:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat performance for the right price

Pros: + Runs cool and quiet (32C at idle, never breaks above 64C while gaming, the fan is barely audible while idle and is still pretty quiet even while gaming)
+ Performance is excellent in games (60+ FPS with high/ultra graphics settings at 1920x1080 in Dota 2, Dark Souls 2, Skyrim, World of Warcraft, Metal Gear Rising/Ground Zeroes, etc)
+ Excellent price to performance ratio with this GPU (costs less than $200)

Cons: - The GPU is a bit too long, it almost didn't fit in my mid tower case

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this GPU from Newegg, I got it from another online retailer because the price was cheaper there at the time. But I do most of my computer shopping from Newegg, so I may as well write a review here.

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  • Keith C.
  • 2/9/2015 2:31:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: 2GB of ram, 1280 shading unit. O.C out the box. Ive had this for a few days. Runs NFS: Rivals, NFS: Hot Pursuit (2010), Burnout Paradise, Bioshock 2, Rage, Deux Ex: HR, Diablo III: RoS all at max settings at 1900x1200 @ 60hz with vsync on at 60FPs with the exception of NFS: Rivals which is capped at 30FPS. Runs Rift on high settings @1900x1200 @48+FPS

Very impressed with this card upgraded from a Asus Radeon HD 6570

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: AMD A8-3870k 3.0ghz quad-core
8GB Gskill 1866 ddr3 ram
MSI Radeon R9 270x 2GB
1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Win 7 64 HP
24" Samsung T240HD

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