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MSI Radeon R9 290X GAMING 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV
  • OC Mode/ Gaming Mode (Default)/ Silent Mode
  • MILITARY CLASS COMPONENT
  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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R9 290X Gaming 4G

R9 290X GAMING 4G
Overview

Now You're Gaming With MSI

R9 290X GAMING 4G

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand that not just any graphics card "will do". That's why we bring you the best of the best. We don't want to bug you with noise and heat, but we DO want to give you more performance. With MSI GAMING series graphics cards you get just that.

R9 290X GAMING 4G
R9 290X GAMING 4G

Pre-Overclocked
Performance

Most MSI Gaming graphics cards come pre-overclocked out of the factory. This simply means you get more performance out of your card, without spending any time on checking for maximum clocks and stability. Pre-overclocked graphics cards simply give more performance and you don't have to worry about damaging your card, it is completely covered by our warranty!

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Gaming App

Easy Tune, Easy Play

OC Mode

Tune up core clock and fan speed to gain best performance.

Gaming Mode (Default)

Provides a stable gaming experience with higher core clock.

Silent Mode

The best operating environment with fabulous low noise.
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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 have to resort to less effective means.

The other part that the Twin Frozr cooler uses is 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's.

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

Military Class Component

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 Capacitors

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

R9 290X GAMING 4G

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 on the market.

R9 290X GAMING 4G

Solid State Choke

It's a new generation, form-in-one choke, which doesn't generate vibration noise under heavy loading & provides 37.5% higher current output compared with a traditional ring choke. It's very important when your GPU is overclocked or under high loads, since it requires even more electricity - provided by this component.

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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.

R9 290X GAMING 4G
Specification
Graphics Engine AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size (MB) 4096
Memory Interface 512 bits
Core Clock Speed 1040MHz Core (OC mode)
1030MHz Core (Gaming mode)
1000MHz Core (Silent mode)
Memory Clock Speed (MHz) 5000
DVI Output
2 (Dual-link DVI-D)
HDMI Output 1 (version 1.4a)
DisplayPort 1
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max. Resolution) 2560 x 1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11.2
OpenGL Version Support
4.3
CrossFire Support Y, 4-way (SW)
Card Dimensions (mm) 276 x 127 x 39mm
Weight 2.2lbs (1kg)

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Warranty

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


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  • Joshua D.
  • 11/12/2014 6:39:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Price - You get a high end card (a tad faster then the 780 a tad slower then the 780Ti) for a lower price point .

Performance. These cards really run what ever I throw at them on max settings with no complaints

512 Bit memory bus. This isn't talked about alot but they have a really wide bus that will make an impact at 4k resolution..

Cons: Power hungry - peak power draw is about 300w per card. So you need a beefy PSU

Other Thoughts: I picked up 2 of these for my new build. Was looking at 2 of these vs 2 GTX 980s. Decided on these mostly because of Mantle and the 512bit bus for the 4k gaming. Really really happy with them.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 9/16/2014 11:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsamazing card

Pros: -Amazingly fast. 1440p titanfall looks amazing.
-SO MUCH horsepower! Haven't overclocked yet but the Hynix memory is great and it never black-screens like people get with the windforce cards.
-keeps cool too.
-backplate swag

Cons: Cost. I knocked off an egg because the price vs the r9 290 is not justified in the performance. The only reason I have one of these is because I was looking for a 290 on eb@.y and found a 290x for $350! (July 2014)

Other Thoughts: I bought this card on eb@y, not newegg. Some reviews said that one of the bad things is the power plug orientation, but mine the clips faced away from the heatsink, making unplugging it quite easy.

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  • Trisha K.
  • 8/5/2014 10:12:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Card

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, well built, backplate included. I owned a 780 ti but the 3gb of vram was actually limiting in a number of games so I returned it and bought this. I've noticed the performance in battlefield 4 is much improved with this card compared to the 780 ti. I've seen a ton of reviews that show the 780 ti outperforms the 290x in battlefield 4 but I have experienced the game using both cards and I noticed a lot of stutter with the 780 ti with 4xmsaa and ultra settings, there is no stuttering using the same settings with the 290x.

Cons: I have this installed along with another open air cooled 290x, this card gets much hotter than the bottom card. I believe this would happen with any other model but I'm gonna list it as a con anyway.

Other Thoughts: This card is excellent, performs very well in every game i've played. I owned a 780 ti for a while and was very impressed for a short time, as I began playing more games though I began to notice some stuttering with settings maxed out and I believe in most cases it was the 3gb of vram limiting my performance. I've had a better gameplay experience with the 290x, especially with antialiasing applied.

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  • Nicholas V.
  • 7/31/2014 4:00:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, no issues here.

Pros: It can run all my games max if I wanted to. That's all I need. Outstanding performance and bought it for only $500!

Cons: It does run on the hotter side, but is supposed to? I don't like that.

Other Thoughts: I don't like the crossfire in between this card and the MSI R9 290. It didn't seem to work for me well, and I don't know why a week after I posted in forums.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/30/2014 8:45:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: This card is great. I just bought it for my new gaming rig and I'm glad I did. Runs all my games on ultra at 100+ fps. Stays cool and fans are almost silent.

Cons: Expensive.
Makes weird humming noise when I play games. Not too big of a deal, though.

Other Thoughts: To the people who are saying that games crash on startup, you probably need a better power supply. This card chews up a lot of power.

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  • Kain h.
  • 7/23/2014 3:05:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsseems a lot of people are having problems

Pros: *see other thoughts!!!!!!*

decent cooling
fast... duh, its a flagship GPU

Cons: for a few more bucks you can get the lightning

Other Thoughts: some dude had a problem with crashing every time it went to 3d render.... well, that woulds lik your power supply sucks. remember, a 1200 watt bad brand will only put out 400 watts!!!

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  • Virginia m.
  • 7/22/2014 11:37:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsSAID ID TRY ONCE...NEVER AGAIN.

Pros: i cannot think of any....they look nice?

Cons: Twin Froz failed to keep things cool
Stupid temps!
duel bios..one was inoperable.

and the biggest..

MSI BRAND CARDS DO NOT SUPPORT AMD DRIVERS...WHY?!?! you are stuck with the msi drivers it comes with untill there is an "update" to make them compatible with the Catalyst drivers.

Other Thoughts: these cards look great and the hype on them are over rated by a vast stretch of the imagination..The MSI brand AMD R9's do not support any AMD drivers for CCC..you are stuck withe the msi ones that the card is shipped with.also you loose all fan control and they do not ramp up when under use and the cards cook. mine both got to 110C!!!!( DEFECTIVE ) i called MSI and they said that i needed a bios update..i explained i did not and they assured me i did....so they sent me one..and SURPRISE! it was the one i already had.. the anger i felt had the strength of a thousand exploding suns!..i thought i would give AMD a try and im glad i did because i now know i am NVidiA FOR LIFE!. as of this moment they are in a van going back to where i bought them from. and will be used for instore credit for something in the future.will grab another 780 for sli for now im sure that will do me for very long time!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.

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

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  • Courtney B.
  • 7/21/2014 3:15:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGot 2 of these. HEAT!

Pros: Great card. Easy to understand and install. Amazing gaming performance.

Cons: MAJOR ISSUES. BOTH. Cards, according to EVERYTHING i have seen on the net are waaaaaay to hot! Tomb raider maxes the temps out and it begin to throttle just 10 mins into game play (95 degrees). I have these running just 1 screen so tomb raider should be a BREEZE for these cards but they are just heating up like crazy!. I have to SEVERELY UNDERCLOCK these cards to keep them just under 80!! Terrible.. I bought these cards SPECIFICALLY to replace my reference 290X rocket engine of a card.... So far i am NOT impressed with the cooling. They are under clocked to 800MHz....

Other Thoughts: Yes, i have set a custom fan profile on Afterburner. Yes, i have ran them separately. Yes, i contacted MSI support. They have yet to get back with me... :/ its really sad because I am a huge MSI fan.. I REALLY want to open these up and replace the thermal grease but i dont want to ruin my warranty.

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  • MARIE P.
  • 7/15/2014 12:01:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Silence, puissance !

Silent and powerful !

Cons: This is the OC version tagged at 1040Mhz.

When I checked in MSI Afterburner it read at 1030Mhz, bizzare...

I had to set it at 1040Mhz in Afterburner, not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: I started with 3dfx Banshee 15 years ago and always owned many Nvidia cards after.

I sold my very good EVGA GTX780 SC for this MSI R9 290x gaming because of the 4Gb ram and the low price.

This card is great :

I can't hear it, i checked a few time if fans were working, they are, and its silent at full load.

It stays cool and run every recent game I own maxed out (1920x1080) flawlessly with 144hz monitor. BF4 for instance is awesome with mantle.

Also it has this amazing feature the dual bios : you switch a button and it goes from Legacy to UEFI bios, so its virtually compatible with every motherboards. No more switching cards to change settings in bios when you hear no POST. Every graphic card should have this switch.

Cherry on cake : it looks sleek, well built, durable.

As for the drivers I had no problem with it, although I prefer using the Geforce ones as they feel more "straightforward".

Only 4 stars ?
Perfection does not exist.

If you want the best abordable performance, buy this great card.

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  • Andrew K.
  • 7/5/2014 2:32:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Card

Pros: Huge improvement over reference card. Compact design a plus in mATX setups.

Cons: Currently over priced. Not the best aftermarket cooler.

Other Thoughts: I would have gone with the Sapphire vapor-x card but I got this for a very good price. Couldn't justify the price difference at the time of purchase. If you can get this card on sale, it's worth every penny.

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