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

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  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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The Radeon R9 290, the AMD's new flagship GPU, offers the weapon of choice for gamers who demand the best. It's based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture and introduces the support for DirectX 11.2, capable of rendering reality-redefining imagery in the hottest titles. With a massive number of stream processors and a gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme settings. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build a multiple graphics cards configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming, you'll leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies are included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

Coupled with the R9 290X is advanced MSI technologies. This MSI Gaming VGA Card comes equipped with custom Twin Frozr cooling, military class components for better stability, and features OC mode, allowing you to unleash the full potential with the press of a button.

  • newegg ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry-defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked of 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 aluminum 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. Furthermore, MSI provides all-new Airflow Control technology on Twin Frozr. This new thermal technology leads the airflow to the heat pipe by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to the heat pipes directly.
  • newegg 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 CAP - One With their aluminum core design, Solid CAPs have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs, and provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and an over-10-year lifespan. Hi-C CAP - A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. 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 a 35°C lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
  • newegg GAMING APP A lightweight, easy to use OC tool, the Gaming App allows you to switch between OC Mode, Gaming Mode, and Silent Mode with the press of a button. Each mode has individual pre-defined Base Clock and Boost Clock to meet different play scenarios.
  • newegg EXPERIENCE - PREDATOR A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button. So you can capture and record your coolest, goofiest, and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg New Generation of CrossFire The card features next-generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards with no interconnect bridge required.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing GPU!

Pros: - Very reliable
- Ran games very well
- Caught up to par with some newer GPUs except FPS was lower (of course)

Cons: Honestly, I can't say any cons about this GPU. I was using it for 2 years without any problems running any games such as GTA V, CS GO, Overwatch, Diablo 3, and even Battlefield 1 ran fine with 60-70 FPS ultra.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended if you're looking for a reliable, cheaper graphics card

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Great until the day it died.

Pros: -Great performance at 1080p, 60+ fps on any game.
-Very little coil whine.

Cons: -Suddenly died on me about a year after purchase.

Other Thoughts: It died fast, but I don't hold it against the card.

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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, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

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MSI Review Team | JT081616061 usreview@msi.com
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Nice Card

Pros: Runs well. Good card. Msi afterburner is a nice program. Overclocking/changing settings are easy in the interface. Monitoring is a plus.

Cons: Heat warning - this card runs hot.
Other than the heat not much.

Other Thoughts: Nice Card - would give it a five but it runs hot.
Only tested on a 1080 monitor cant vouch for the higher resolutions.
Bought it two years ago still running strong.
Bought it on sale received the MSI notebook headset still use it very nice headset for free.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
worth every penny

Pros: plenty of horsepower for the price. 512 bit bus. 4g,s vram. have it clocked to 1.1ghz w/memory left at stock. averages high 70,s for temp while playing witcher 3 on an old P-35 intel board with a q9650 quad averaging frames in high 40,s at 1777x1000 resolution all settings ultra,less hair works,set to Gerault only in low and foliage set to high.

Cons: this is on me but I didn't register with MSI so not sure how warranty claim would go down if I needed to make one.

Other Thoughts: Can hear a high pitch whine from it when it throttles up the core to render higher res./ video gaming. wouldn't call it a Con. IMO

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5/ 5
Straight Forward Review!

Pros: Benchmarks I Ran On This Card (Everything Maxed Out)

Grid Auto Sport - 60 Avg FPS - 82c Max Heat
Thief - 66 Avg FPS - 88c Max Heat
Tomb Raider - 42 Avg FPS - 92c Max Heat
Just Cause 2 - 58 Avg FPS - 82c Max Heat
Company of Heroes - 36 Avg FPS - 80c Max Heat

Cons: As you can see above this card gets HOT! (In Skyrim and other less demanding games it stays around 65c)
Demands ALOT of power 350-400 watts
Needs one 8 pin power connector and one 6 pin (I would have like to have two of the same but its not a big deal)

Other Thoughts: I have this paired up with a FX-8320 and Corsair Vengeance RAM, my case is a corsair Air 540 so i have great cooling.

I upgraded from a Asus 7870 Crossfire setup and this card is anywhere from -5% to 35% Better or worse, depending on the game.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Failed in Under a Year

Pros: Ran nearly anything at max/near max settings running 1080resolution
Fans were fairly quiet most of the time, Twin Frozr heatsink keeps the card cool even under load.

Cons: Failed in under a year, no heat issues were experienced (I monitor the GPU temp and fan speed at all times) Never Overclocked it, I kept my PC clean no dust build up in the fins, use an Antec 900 so airflow is very good.

Other Thoughts: Was a fantastic card for the price, just disappointed that it failed so quickly, I have a MSI 7850, 6870 and 285GTX that are all still functioning many years later.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear David,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly, if possible replace power supply to test.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory,CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. Can you test video 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.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love It

Pros: I have had this card for close to 6 months now and I am very impressed with it. I've been able to run nearly all games on high settings at near 60 fps. The Twin Frozr works extremely well at keeping the card cool and makes very little noise while running.

Cons: None to be found

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good

Pros: Great cooler and looks cool
Speed is great

Cons: None

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