When it comes to video cards, there is only so much that a manufacturer can do to set themselves apart from the competition. Cooling, overclocking, and styling are three of the biggest things that can set cards apart. Without exception MSI has done extremely well at this in the past with their Twin Frozr cooling and their Gaming series of cards. Today I have the chance to take a look at their latest model, the R9 290 Gaming. Today I am going to see how well the Twin Frozr cooling performs on the warm R9 290 GPU and also find out if they are still able to stand up to the competition.

Product Name: MSI R9 290 Gaming

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

Graphics Engine

AMD Radeon™ R9 290

Bus Standard

PCI Express x16 3.0

Memory Type

GDDR5

Memory Size(MB)

4096

Memory Interface

512 bits

Core Clock Speed(MHz)

1007MHz Core(OC mode)

977MHz Core(Gaming mode)

947MHz 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)

2560x1600

RAMDACs

400

DirectX Version Support

11.2

OpenGL Version Support

4.3

CrossFire Support

Y, 4-way(SW)

Card Dimension(mm)

276x127x39mm

Weight

1010g

 

 

Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by garfi3ld #34106
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I hope everyone had a good weekend. To provide a little contrast from the budget card I took a look at on Friday, today we have a high end R9 290 from MSI.

 

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