One of the best parts about a new video card launch is having the chance to be able to check out the differences between the same models from multiple companies. It seems like every company anymore has their own cooling design and their own names for each of the cards features. One of the companies who has performed well in all of our previous launches has been the Twin Frozr designs from MSI. Today I’m going to take a look at their R9 270X Gaming that features a Twin Frozr cooling design along with a few gaming features that help it stand out.

Product Name: MSI R9 270X Gaming

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes




AMD Radeon R9 270X

GPU Clock

1030 MHz
Boost Speed:

1120MHz (OC Mode)
1080MHz (Gaming Mode) default
1050MHz (Silent Mode)

Memory Clock

5600 MHz

Memory Size


Bus Type

PCI Express 3.0

Memory Bus


Stream Processors


DirectX 11


DVI Port


Power Connections

2 x 6 pin


Yes x1


Yes x1



Cooling System

Twin Frozr





Accessories included

1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor

1 x CrossFire cable

2 x Molex to 6 pin power cables


The packaging for the R9 270X Gaming really isn’t any different than the previous Gaming cards from MSI with exception of the GTX 780 Gaming that was larger. That means we have the same dragon across the top as well as the Gaming Series badge as well. The only area that actually is different on the cover is the small AMD logo in the bottom right corner and the same logo up in the top right logo with the model name. The back of the packaging does have more information and an easier to find model name as well. Here we have information on their gaming app, thermal design, and military class 4. There is also a feature and specification list as well over on the right side.

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Inside you will find a black box with all of the accessories on top. The R9 270X Gaming is tucked up under in protective foam and a static protective bag as well. For accessories you get two Molex to 6-pin adapters, one DVI to VGA adapter, and then your driver/software disc. You also get a small quick user’s guide as well in case you need help with the installation.

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #33328 18 Nov 2013 16:26
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today we are taking a look at MSI's Gaming edition of the R9 270X.
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Plague replied the topic: #33330 18 Nov 2013 19:38
Nice card, but what is with that wire. Take a clean look and screws it up.

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