As expected, the box for the R9 290 Gaming looks like all of the other Gaming Series video cards, other than the R9 290 logo on the front. MSI has been very consistent with this in the past and this was no different. You have a red and black theme with a silver dragon across the front that follows the red and black with dragon theme that all of their Gaming Series products have had. Around on the back of the packaging MSI does go into a little details about their Twin Frozr cooling, Predator game capturing software, and their gaming app that allows you to overclock the card on the fly with three easy settings You do get a very short specification listing that gives you a little information about the card, its not as detailed as what you would find online but it is better than nothing. I would love it if they included the length of the card though to help buyers make sure the R9 290 Gaming will fit in their case without any issues.

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Inside the box you have a second box with the MSI Gaming Series logo on top. Inside of this box you will find all of the 290’s accessories. You get a DVI to VGA adapter, a Molex to 6-pin adapter, and a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter. That last adapter is all blacked out with a little red, a nice touch that most manufactures don’t do. For paperwork you get a quick start guide and a card with information on the cards hybrid BIOS. You also get a driver and software disc although I always recommend downloading the latest software and drivers off of the internet. The video card itself comes wrapped up I a static protective bag up under the accessory box sitting in cut foam to keep it safe.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34106 17 Feb 2014 18:24
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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