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MSI Computer Corp. AMD Radeon R9 290X Gaming OC 4GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R9 290X GAMING 4G

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  • Engine Clock: 1040 MHz (OC Mode); 1030 MHz (Gaming Mode); 1000 MHz (Silent Mode)
  • Video Memory: 4GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 512-bit
  • Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Connectors: 2x DVI-D Dual Link, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Video Interface:PCI Express 3.0 x 16
  • Graphics Controller:AMD Radeon R9 290X
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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!

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great card. Feb. 14 2014
By Giannis Papas - Published on
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Good price, great performance.
Let me just say that i owned a Sapphire Radeon R9 290X before i bought this one. The Reference cooled Radeon R9 290X raised its temperature to 95 degrees celcius and that forced the card to throttle and drop in performance by quite a bit sometimes. Core clock which was supposed to be 1Ghz, often dropped as low as 870Mhz due to the temperatures rising to 95 degrees.
Now this custom cooled MSI R9 290X is overclocked to 1030 or 1040 if you want the uber setting, its working constantly on that core clock without even trying and the temperature does never go over 74 degrees celcius. Huge difference in both performance and temps. Great choice
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Money well spent. March 8 2014
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Totally worth the money. Had a GTX760, so I got a huge performance boost. Sweet FPS and I love how quiet it is. No overheating or any issues at all, except for the well-known AMD drivers huge pointer problem, but I don't even care.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Price for performance is unbeatable right now! Nov. 30 2014
By John Jiao - Published on
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This is the top of the line graphics card available from AMD right now--for the price you're paying, it really can't be beat. Without providing concrete links, check out some reviews of this card head-to-head against the NVidia equivalent, the Titan. That card will likely set you back 800-1000 dollars for, in some cases, less performance! NVidia puts out wonderful equipment but in this case the 290x (especially this one from MSI) must objectively take the cake.

There are a couple things to consider when getting this card however. First, the card is base-clocked to 940MHz but you should be able to eke out 1000MHz (or 1GHz) by increasing the power consumption somewhere around 20-40%. The exact amount varies by individual card. Personally, I slowly clocked mine to 1.1GHz at a 50% power increase, but some people have reported absurdly high clocks around 1.2-1.4GHz, which are probably worth taking with a grain of salt.

Performance-wise, the difference from my previous MSI Twin Frozr III R6970 (a "flagship" card a few years ago) was striking. The extra VRAM on this card really benefits for newer games. Two of the most recent games I tested out, Dragon Age Inquisition and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, both were able to push to Ultra over my previous High (with some Medium). I would recommend turning Shadows down from Ultra because it's a huge performance hit over just a marginal increase.

Ultimately you can't go wrong with this card. It's fairly compact, certainly more so than my previous R6970, and it runs quite cool. It's also among those cards that now no longer require a Crossfire bridge in order to participate in crossfire. You could almost buy three of these to triple-Crossfire for the price of a single new Titan! I definitely plan on buying a second of these cards to Crossfire with once I've put it through some more testing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great card, I have had no problems whatsoever Dec 15 2014
By MoparSpeed - Published on
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Great card, I have had no problems whatsoever. It comes with a core clock of 1030MHz and a memory clock of 1250MHz. I Have never seen the temp above 80C while gaming in my relatively warm case (NZXT H440)
The latest (as of 12/15/2104) Catalyst Omega drivers really improved this card quite a bit. The temp does go higher during stress testing but I think that's just because of the bad airflow in my case.
I am planning on buying another to crossfire in the future
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Mine came defective June 6 2015
By Jose - Published on
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Most likely mine came defective (sh** happens). I'm returning this since I'm having some issues with it, this card reboots the system when it reaches 55-65 ºC with stock frequencies, don't think it to be a PSU nor a driver problem since I have a 750W PSU and the most up to date drivers. I managed to run some tests under this temperature with some games and it had a gorgeous performance, hopefully the next one I get will work as intended.

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