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  • MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming Video Card Review
  • MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming Video Card Review



    In the enthusiast hardware world you can find a plethora of modified hardware.  These modifications can be minor like a new heatsink design or something a little more extensive like enhanced power delivery, faster memory and allowances for overclocking.  These changes define what an enthusiast product is and can often influence how is used.  Of course not every "custom" product is designed for the enthusiast where raw power and overclocking is replaced with stability under load.

    Gaming is a big part of the enthusiast community and while many of them many not overclock with LN2 on the weekends they do strive to get a good match of hardware to compliment their game titles.  In this review we will be looking at the new MSI R9 270X Gaming 2G video card.  As the name suggests the card features the AMD Radeon R9 270X GPU targeted at the occasional gamer and budget minded enthusiast.  
    Graphics Engine AMD Radeon R9 270X
    Stream Processors 1280
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 watts
    Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
    Memory Type GDDR5
    Memory Size(MB) 2048
    Memory Interface 256 bits
    Core Clock Speed(MHz) 1120
    Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 5600
    DVI Output 2
    HDMI-Output 1
    DisplayPort 1
    DirectX Version Support 11.2
    OpenGL Version Support 4.3
    CrossFire Support Y

    This card comes with a factory overclock of 70Mhz and is otherwise identical to reference card when it comes to GPU specifications.