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

  • OC Mode/ Gaming Mode (Default)/ Silent Mode
  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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R9 290X Gaming 4G


Now You're Gaming With MSI


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.



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!


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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
DirectX Version Support 11.2
OpenGL Version Support
CrossFire Support Y, 4-way (SW)
Card Dimensions (mm) 276 x 127 x 39mm
Weight 2.2lbs (1kg)

Learn more about the MSI R9 290X GAMING 4G

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

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  • David T.
  • 5/13/2015 9:41:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for games

Pros: Run a lot of games on maximum graphics with little framerate drops on monitors below 4k

Cons: can be loud when used over long periods (though not as loud as many other brands) , the box says that its 4k ready but I've tried playing some games with it on 4k and it takes quite a hit...if you are trying to play with 4k make sure to drop your graphical settings a bit or buy two of these cards.

Other Thoughts: Don't hesitate to buy this one if your trying to game on a budget!

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  • Edmond G.
  • 4/23/2015 3:53:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Card

Pros: The specs on this card are great, I have just had a horrible experience.

Cons: To start, I ordered this card back in mid-February. The card came no problem. No dents, scratches on the box. Pure mint condition. I go to install the GPU and things were working fine until my computer started to restart itself. Out of nowhere, a random restart would occur. Even if my PC was at idle. I ran FurMark for up to 15 mins at maximum load and got the card up 91 Degrees C. After that I would go onto google Chrome and boom. Prompted a restart. I took my computer and gpu to a computer repair shop so they could run some tests on it. They found the card to be faulty. I went through the RMA process and gave a brief description of what had happened. The RMA was accepted and I got my new GPU only a few weeks later. After receiving the NEW gpu, I didn't open the box (which, again arrived in mint condition) and just brought my computer to the computer shop and said "here, you guys install it this time." They did, and they encountered the same problem. I even bought a new PSU (CX 750M) to ensure there wasn't a power drain. I come back to she shop a few days later, and the same problem persisted. THEN I asked them to do a clean install. My HDD was completely wiped (i didn't have much on there at all) and they still encountered the same problem. The shop ran RAM tests and video stress tests and all were fine. Until they booted up Chrome. I am writing this review the day of returning to the shop for them to tell me that it is a bad card. They put my old GPU in (HIS R9 270x) and the same tests, and everything was in the clear. Getting two bad cards in a row? Thats just awful luck.

Other Thoughts: From the hour or so of playtime that I got out of the card, it was fantastic. I just wish I didn't get two bad cards in a row. Now, I can't RMA it because it was being examined by a computer store.

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  • Lisa P.
  • 4/7/2015 8:12:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Can run any battle field in ultra setting. Can run most games in 120 fps. Supports up to 4 monitors all running at 1080p.

Cons: A bit expensive and doesn't support 4k resolution.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this card to average gamers looking for some thing great but no going to break the bank.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 4/3/2015 8:38:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card, But.....

Pros: Great R9 290X card. Nice to look at, great fit and finish.

Truly a beast. Crushes *anything* at 1080p.

I was really happy with even 4K gaming, but I was not playing any really demanding titles. When I started playing Shadow of Mordor, I decided it was time for a second one of these cards....

Cons: If you want to go really high end on a single card, the 8GB version of this card is currently $10 more. How could you not?

If you want a crossfire setup, and already have this unit, the r9 290 in this line is very close to as good for a current $100 less.

If you are looking for two cards for crossfire, you can get very nearly as good for $620 total at current pricing.

Please see my review for the MSI Gaming R9 290 4GB card; if you want a value proposition.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line: this is a truly awesome card, but the pricing is so irrational that I cannot recommend buying at the current time.

I docked it one egg only for the lack of value. If this card goes back to the mid three hundreds, it is a strong buy.

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  • Claude A.
  • 3/23/2015 12:02:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent quality. Low fan noise. great performance.

Cons: MSI CD installed a lot of software for an MSI (only) motherboard

Other Thoughts: disappointment about the rebate and for the 1st time Newegg delivery. This was shipped from california to the east coast. took well over a week to be delivered. plus I travel a lot for business. So by the time I got into actual assemble, the rebate, which was tied to the purchase date, had expired by 2 days .
Lesson learned

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  • Wesley L.
  • 3/17/2015 8:01:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRebate ripoff - otherwise good card

Pros: The card is very quiet and drives my 27" 2560 x 1440 LCD nicely. I get solid 40-60 fps in WoW. Not a single hiccup, nothing bad to say about it except rebate ripoff. To early to say about reliability and the dreaded leaky fans are yet to go bad.
My PC is near silent, and this card can only be heard in Gaming with the Sound on mute. It produces background like humming noise. Most Power supplies will be louder. My case is always opened as this is the way I can hear things/fans before they go bad.
I have to praise MSI for near silent design on this one. Even during benchmarks it remains very quiet.

Cons: Rebate ripoff, do not even count on it. MSI gives you measly time to send it in. You have less then a week after it arrives at you door step. What a bunch of marketing crooks... deceiving people in such way is very low indeed.

Other Thoughts: I am still disappointed how 'slow' it is on 2560 x 1440, this is not a complaint I am just being stupefied how much power you need to drive the latest 4k and the like screens...

Would I buy it again - not entirely sure... I wish I stayed with my 24" 1920x1080 LCD and R7870 that gave me same frame rate but it did hiccup a bit.

On the other hand, WoW looks all but amazing on 27" 2560 x 1440 in max settings. Cartoon'ish it is still, but it's the only game I play right now and I kinda like the looks of it.

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  • Shane B.
  • 3/15/2015 9:16:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGoood card, deceptive rebate

Pros: Card seems to work great running BioShock Infinite and other games with demanding graphics on Ultra while still maintaining 50-60fps. After extended play sessions I sometimes notice an FPS drop but this may be a heat problem, I'm still investigating.

Cons: I purchased this card solely because it had a significant rebate and a promotion that made it the best value for the price. Without that heavy rebate, I would have ordered the (slightly better but more expensive) GTX 970. Little did I know that the rebate, unlike the 6 or so other rebates I obtained for the other parts for my computer, was only valid 15 DAYS after purchase. In other words, the manufacturer expects the customer to have all the other parts arrive, have built their computer, have tested out performance, and have filled out and sent the rebate paperwork all within that period.

Yes, I acknowledge my own responsibility in not checking the terms of the rebate and assuming it was the same as others. That is my fault. But to have a rebate with HALF the eligibility period as every other rebate I've seen is just bad practice. I normally wouldn't care too much but when that rebate means the difference between buying THIS product and a competitor's product, I think it matters.

It's a shame, because without this "gotcha" feeling of shady business I would otherwise be a very satisfied customer. Now instead I'm seriously doubting ever purchasing from the same manufacturer again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with the rebate process.

Rebate must be completed through
Rebate is processed by a third party and you can contact them directly at 1-800-286-9146 and they will be more than happy to resolve this for you.

Please have your rebate information ready when you call.
If you still have any issues with the rebate center, then please let us know at and we will see what we can do for you as well.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • John K.
  • 3/13/2015 1:26:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great Card

Cons: MSI denied my rebate. I will not trust them to do any thing they say. I like the equipment, just disgusted with their customer service or lack there of.

Other Thoughts: Read the instructions carefully and you won't get burned.

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  • Zakery F.
  • 3/12/2015 12:46:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great for a short time

Pros: The card is powerful and ran some of the most demanding games on the market beautifully. It was quiet and (as far as I could tell) never even got hot.

Cons: a little over a month of owning it, one day the card just broke while playing Dying Light. The screen froze and then went black, and this cycle continued to repeat, and did it every time the computer booted up to the login screen. The problem seemed to be the Drivers, as the card (though I guess not fully activated) worked fine without drivers as far as running the systems it could. Obviously I couldn't test any games because those require video drivers to even run. installed my old GPU and the computer ran fine, and continued to run fine when I downloaded it's proper drivers.

Currently using my old graphics card until this one is returned from RMA.

Other Thoughts: The online RMA request for MSI was very simple and user friendly, so I have to give them props for that. I shipped out my card yesterday and will update this review once I know what they find out and I get my card back.

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 (Both the 6 and 8 prons).
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 MSI video card on another wokring system to test.
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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2015 1:59:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance

Pros: I mainly use this card for folding at home. It gets around 270k points per day, which is a huge upgrade from my old 450gts.

The included back plate is a very nice added feature as well.

I also play some games like Dragon Age 3, Ryze, Civ 5, and Rome 2. All these games are running great at maxed out settings on a 1080p tv.

This card is also capable of using AMD's 'Virtual Super Resolution", which allows me get up to 3200x1800 resolution. I have experimented with this feature, and typically find myself using 2560x1440 when playing certain strategy games. The extra view is very nice, and this feature essentially just upgraded my tv as an added bonus.

Cons: The heat really isn't an issue (under 60c at 100% load but I keep my room pretty cold), but the power usage can be seen as a negative aspect of this card. Like I previously said, I primarily bought this card for folding, and my power bill reflects this card's need for power. I did my research before I bought this card so I fully expected this.

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