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MSI Radeon R9 270X R9 270X GAMING 2G 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1030MHz
  • Boost Clock 1120MHz
  • 1 x DL-DVI-I 1 x DL-DVI-I 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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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.

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Gaming Series Features

GAMING APP

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

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 COMPONENT

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.

SOLID CAP

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.

Hi-C CAP

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

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!



Afterburner

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.

AFTERBURNER

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.

Mantle

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.

Comparison

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 Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
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
Afterburner
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/23/2015 8:44:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMSI Radeon R9 270x Not a good buy

Pros: when it does run it does well. You can play almost any pc game you want on ultra, and all the stuff of that nature.

Cons: Mine personally was default when i bought it and crashes my PC to a screen with vertical lines or just lines on my screen and MSI has been giving me the run around and not answering my calls for tech support/trying to replace or just flat out hanging up on me.

Other Thoughts: wish they would at least acknowledge that my gpu is broken and make some effort to help me get it replaced before my warinty runs out which i think they are trying to wait for so im stuck with a broken $400.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact us by phone at our support number 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • jorden g.
  • 7/23/2015 12:23:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoverall great card, glad i bought it

Pros: bought this card in December 2013 for a new build. Has worked perfectly in my setup, 1120Mhz boost is nice and 2Gb Vram has handled just about everything ive thrown at it, GTA V, Bioshock Infinite, Skyrim, etc.. I bought this card pretty much right after the r9 series came out, has been a workhorse ever since. I have a nice full size case and great airflow so temps have never been an issue and ive put lots of gaming hours on my rig. Never experienced any problems with it besides known game issues.

Cons: was kind of expensive when i bought it but the thought was to crossfire whenever the card got cheaper and buy another one.

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  • Tyler S.
  • 6/7/2015 3:49:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Card handled everything I threw at it, high setting 1080p gaming mainly.

Cons: Screen flicker sometimes when I first got it, changing the slot didn't help.
Recently my screen freezes and gets multi-colored checkerboard pattern, then goes to black. After a few seconds it'll either crash the computer or the display driver will stop working a reset.
I've tried reinstalling drivers, I even reformatted and reinstalled the operating system. So I assume it's a hardware issue.

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 power are connected correctly and firmly.
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 vidoe 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 | usreview@msi.com

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  • Seth S.
  • 5/31/2015 9:58:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for the Money

Pros: This card preformed exactly to my specifications. 1080p gaming at high graphical settings is exactly what I expected. Over clocking feature is very useful and can get you those extra frames you want.

Cons: When it comes to Triple A titles the card has to work very hard and I have to lower the settings. For example AC Unity or Project CARS. Other than that it is a great card.

Other Thoughts: Since perchasing my card I have realized people are getting better performance than I was on Triple A titles. I looked for a solution and found that my CPU had been bottlenecking my GPU. When running GTA V my CPU usage was at 98% witch will burn up my system. So I decided to make a motherboard and cpu upgrade. Will be posting updates soon.

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  • michael s.
  • 5/26/2015 4:25:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI'm retracting my previous 5 star review

Pros: These cards are pretty nice and will run most games flawlessly. its a good budget builder card and I liked the performance enough to buy another to run in crossfire mode.

Cons: After owning the first card since the beginning of December over the past 2-3 weeks I've had issues with the cards crashing. The only thing that changed on my end was a driver upgrade to the video cards. After the crashing started I decided to update my BiOS firmware but still dealing with crashes. Sometimes they recover most of the time I'm getting the signature blue screens with lines, sometimes no lines or boxes. I've tried everything to figure out what the deal is, swapping slots running single card ect.
I finally broke down and called MSI and this is the reason for the 1 egg. MSI has to have the worst tech support I've ever dealt with, every other word from them unless the card is DOA is its your computer build. Seriously these cards were working fine up to a few weeks ago and I've done something. The best part is when the tech tells me they have had no other reported issues like mine. Even though I'm reading consistently from others having the same issues and I should have known when my first card came dead to go with a different brand. Lesson learned cards are coming out and I'm going with another manufacture. It's pretty clear why Newegg isn't selling these anymore.

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 power are connected correctly and firmly.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, 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 | usreview@msi.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2015 9:52:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after a year

Pros: Ran great while it worked. Cool and quiet.

Cons: After about 6 months, I started noticing a checkerboard-like artifact on my screen.

Eventually it got to the point where a youtube video would cause the video card to crash, and the screen would go grey and you would need to force-restart the computer to fix it.

The card no longer works at all anymore. Turn on the PC, and the GPU fans don't even start. It's completely fried. MSI will not answer any of my emails to RMA.

Other Thoughts: Looks nice

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/1/2015 8:44:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad experience

Pros: This card never failed to run what I wanted at high settings, msi gaming app and msi afterburner are great tools

Cons: It only lasted me 6 months, I was playing Borderlands 2 on high settings and all of a sudden I get PSOD and it was unfixable.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact our support line at 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • John M.
  • 4/30/2015 11:50:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNO CROSSFIRE BRIDGE

Pros: The card is amazing, don't get me wrong. I just really wish that MSI would get it together with the packing list. Card hasn't crashed yet, handles GTA 5 at 50- 60 fps.

Cons: MSI needs to get it together with the packing list. This is the second card I bought now with the purpose of crossfiring, but OH WAIT! MSI forgot the crossfire bridge in BOTH of my packages. MSI redeem yourself please. I am displeased with your service this time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2015 5:48:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood card

Pros: Good FPS
Looks sexy
Pretty quiet
Will play almost any game on high to very high settings.

Cons: Every once in a while i will get lines on my screen and a noise but that could be a problem from my CPU

Other Thoughts: I thought it didnt work but i realized i only plugged in one 6 pin power connecter to it.

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  • Rasih S.
  • 4/14/2015 12:57:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for gaming, Not for browsing.

Pros: -It's a great card, massively improving on FPS and all the right areas when it comes to gaming.
-Runs quiet cool and relatively quiet
-Lots of wiggle room for overclocking

Cons: -When browsing the card tends to freeze the PC, sometimes with a blank grey screen, or vertically lining the entire screen face in a variety of colors from purple and blue to white and grey.
-6x6 pins are in a tight squeeze and can be hard to get into the case because of it.

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