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MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fade Touched Textures, Dragon Age Inquisition.
Ultra High, Grand Theft Auto V.
Ultra High, Crysis 3.

FurMark Overburned for 16 hours and temps stayed below stress levels. Fan does get loud after about 60-70% but that is to be expected. This card really has no trouble with anything you throw at it.

Cons: Much like a few other customers, I too am experiencing issues with artifacting, but only in select titles. So far, only GTA V and Crysis 3 (both intensely graphic defined games) have experienced any issues with artifacts. Some stick around, others are gone once the refresh rate makes a few cycles. While annoying, it isn't going to be too big an issue for me, so long as it does not impact system performance or cause BSOD's.

Other Thoughts: MSI needs to address the artifact issue. Bad NAND flashes on some units maybe?

MSI R9 270 GAMING 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Conquered a 6 hour BURN-IN w/ Furmark 01/18/2014

This review is from: MSI R9 270 GAMING 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: I might not have had this card for long, but it's fairly quiet while idle (at 20-40% fan speed). I ran a 6 hour burn-in test (21600000ms) and the card hardly broke a sweat. It started out at around 57*F and after six hours of MXAA max burn out settings, the frames never dipped below 20FPS and the temp hit 143*F and stayed there the rest of the test. This thing is a fighter. Crysis 3 gets 38-42 FPS constant. BEAST.

Cons: It's huge. Like, Terran Battle Cruiser huge. Half the size of a 360 Slim. Not much more than that, but what do you expect from a darn good card?!?

Other Thoughts: MOAR! Going to upgrade to a Tri-Fire system next year. Will be getting more of these or their sister products at that point.

MSI Radeon HD 5770 R5770-PMD1G 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've had this card for a while now, it's still very quiet under load, the fan hits 3600 RPM (100%) and it still doesn't make a whole lot of noise. It's retired for sure, but even with 1GB DDR5 @ 800Mhz, 128-bit; it handles Skyrim very well (without ENB or SweetFX) and with advanced configs it even manages to play Cry3 at around 25-30fps, which isn't bad. All in all, it's a very sturdy mid-range card.

Cons: Bit of a dust magnet, at the time I bought this card (11/29/2013) it was 141.99, which for 128-bit, seemed a little discouraging, but I eat my words there, this card should have been 256-bit for that price, like I said, but it still pumps good frames for where it is at.

Other Thoughts: There have been some RMA's/DOA's listed here in the reviews, but what most people have to realize is that QA is a delicate process, the card might look fine off the production floor, and it might operate under stress tests (which MSI does undergo) but when packaged, shipped and then handled by Newegg or other companies, ESD can STILL happen, and is quite possibly the leading PCB killer to this day. Most, if not all cards that arrive DOA have had some form of issue off the floor that just wasn't caught; or exposure to ESD.

Original review posted : 12/4/2010.


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Display Name: David B.

Date Joined: 06/23/08

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