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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)

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

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  • Brian J.
  • 1/17/2015 5:01:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Game Experience Ever

Pros: All Pro's No Issues.
I have not experienced any black screens or glitches.
I'm running 2 of these in crossfire. No interconnect cable required and no active display port needed for eyefinity. Just put all your game settings to the max and enjoy.

Cons: After great consideration and cons

Other Thoughts: These replaced 2 7850's. 1 290x scores higher than the 2 7850's.
For single monitors 1 card is fine but for eyefinity you need the extra power. As for heat, the bottom card stays a cool 70c at full load. The top Card will hit 94c and throttle the gpu frequency which results in a 5 to 10 fps drop. which is completely unnoticed while gaming.
3dmark firestrike 2x7850 score 7900
1 290x scored 10200 2x290x scored 15480
These cards are HUGE and barely fit the case. If they were even an 1/8th inch longer they would not have fit. measure your case first. some of the 290x cards are an inch or more longer than these!

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  • James B.
  • 1/13/2015 8:12:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll that and a Bag of Chips with the Dip

Pros: EVERYTHING!!! Great card runs everything at Max settings. Even supports graphics software (UnReal UDK, Max 3d,etc.) and creation software (Adobe Pr,AE etc)

Cons: NONE Con's what Con's

Other Thoughts: originally bought the card cause of upgrading it and a new monitor but was worried about it supporting the Adobe Suite software (Pr,AE ,etc) but installed fine and runs AE way better than my old card did render times cut by 60-75% HIGHLY RECOMMEND but you will need a Beefy power supply I have an OCZ 1K watt psw

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  • Peter W.
  • 12/25/2014 4:18:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPowerful but warm

Pros: Awesome graphics for most games quiet fans. new version of cards have notch to remove plugs from card. NO CROSSFIRE BRIDGE REQUIRED!

Cons: Heats up fast

Other Thoughts: These cards have sparked a phenomenon among my friends. They saw my configuration and they wanted them. There's just one little problem when running them in Crossfire. I'm running mine on an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard which gives both cards clearance for running air flow. Most Crossfire boards don't have the card clearance like on the ASUS Sabertooth. Running both cards there at power will quickly have the temps in the mid to upper 80s C. Make sure you have the airflow to accommodate the two cards. Granted one of these is more than enough to run just about any game in ultra mode.

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  • Joseph H.
  • 12/21/2014 10:24:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card, average cooler

Pros: The 290x is powerful and crushes through games. I liked that my MSI card came with hynix vram. Recent games have performed very strong on Hawaii. The card itself looks cool and it does have a back-plate.

Cons: This is a pretty mediocre cooler for Hawaii. It can barely keep it at stock in the mid 80s. I bought my card used, but if i were getting a 290x new, I would go with a Tri-X or maybe MSI's lightning.

Other Thoughts: I definitely would be afraid to run two MSI Gaming 290x's in crossfire. I tried crossfiring with my 295x2 and the 290x did terrible as the top card.

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  • Dustin F.
  • 12/15/2014 3:41:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMSI R9-290X

Pros: -Excellent gaming performance.

Cons: -Insanely high power draw (300w+ under load)
-Quite a large card, back frame helps sturdiness.
-AMD typically has alot of issues with drivers and compatibility within its own chip set family.

Other Thoughts: So I had to RMA my first card due to it randomly freezing up my computer. This typically happened when it was under load. I receive the second card, with this one i am able to game fine. However, the random freezes still occurred while I was doing things as simple as web-browsing or checking my e-mail with the second card.
So I call up Newegg and they agree to a refund, with a re-stocking fee however. I guess the point I am making is, AMD cannot seem to get it together, considering my whole build was based off of their chip sets and architecture, I am angered I have to take the hit for their issue's which they do not own up to. Well, it may be something MSI has done, it is hard to tell as none of these companies take responsibility for their problems. So here is my build.
MSI A78-E45M
Kingston Hyper Blu 1600 ram 8gb
Rosewill Challenger (case)
Rosewill Hive 550W continous
Western Digital 1 TB 7200 rpm
Generic DVD RW drive.
I have done as much research as I possibly can and cannot figure out how this card is "incompatible" with my system as Newegg put it and robbed me of $50.00. I thought PSU so I tried a Corsair 850W PSU but it was an identical issue. I tried the card in my brothers PC and it was the same issue's (build is similar though).
So while I cannot lay blame in any direction after reading countless forum posts that this happens to many people. I will not recommend this card, or any AMD product in the future. This whole experience has me in doubt I will use any MSI or AMD products moving ahead either. Final note, shame on Newegg for taking $50.00's from me because i didn't read the smallest print on my order receipt telling me it was non-refundable. Seems fishy to me given the track record of these GPU's.

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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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  • A d.
  • 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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  • Gary F.
  • 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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