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MSI Releases Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4G Graphics Card

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MSI's new Radeon R9-270X Gaming 4G features 4 GB of graphics memory.


MSI has revealed its new Radeon R9-270X Gaming 4G graphics card. This graphics card features a custom design, and being from MSI, this means that it features the TwinFrozr IV cooler. Also, this specific model features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory rather than the standard 2 GB specification.

The card's GPU is clocked at a base frequency of 1030 MHz, while it can boost up to 1120 MHz. The card is also built using MSI's Military Class 4 components which include solid state capacitors to give the card a longer lifetime and better temperature resistance.

Display outputs include dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, and the card draws its power from a pair of 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

The card should arrive in stores soon.

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    quangluu96 , December 14, 2013 7:20 PM
    Who the hell game with 4GB on a mid range card ._.
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    ingtar33 , December 14, 2013 8:17 PM
    all that ram is for xfire... those cards are just strong enough while in xfire to be ram bottlenecked by 2gb of vram in a ram intensive game at high resolutions. bf4 for example uses more then 2gb of vram at 1440p and ultra... the r9-270x is strong enough in xfire to game at 1440p in bf4. so more vram would be ideal to prevent ram bottlenecking.
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    quangluu96 , December 14, 2013 7:20 PM
    Who the hell game with 4GB on a mid range card ._.
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    Vignesh Kamath , December 14, 2013 7:29 PM
    now we need a comparison of performance of this card vs the 270X 2 GB card.
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    vmem , December 14, 2013 7:41 PM
    title made me thing the card can magically connect via 4G XD
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    Alexander Rodriguez , December 14, 2013 7:57 PM
    Now hurry up and release the twin frozr r9 290(x). As far as 4gb of vram, from my understanding, midrange cards can't fully utilize all of the memory for processing power but it still helps with mods like in skyrim.
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    ingtar33 , December 14, 2013 8:17 PM
    all that ram is for xfire... those cards are just strong enough while in xfire to be ram bottlenecked by 2gb of vram in a ram intensive game at high resolutions. bf4 for example uses more then 2gb of vram at 1440p and ultra... the r9-270x is strong enough in xfire to game at 1440p in bf4. so more vram would be ideal to prevent ram bottlenecking.
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    Shneiky , December 14, 2013 8:42 PM
    quangluu96 , December 14, 2013 7:20 PM
    Who the hell game with 4GB on a mid range card ._.

    Noone. But I will use it for hardware rendering from Maya. So sick of getting error because the scene doesn't fit the VRAM. Mainstream video cards are not only for gamers. If it doesn't make sense to a gamer, it makes sense elsewhere.
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    griptwister , December 14, 2013 10:28 PM
    I should buy one of these and sell my current GPU. I need VRAM.
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    iam2thecrowe , December 14, 2013 10:47 PM
    i guess the more ram would be useful if you ran them in crossfire for 4k or eyefinity, well at least when they release a proper fix for the crossfire + 3 display/4k issues. or maybe a lot of AA + 1440p.. they cant go 3gb because of the memory bus layout, so they have to go up to 4, so long as its not priced much above the 2gb it will be of use to someone.
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    crisan_tiberiu , December 14, 2013 11:25 PM
    Well, i had the same question in mind like other people "who the hell buys a midrange card with 4GBram?". The answer is, people with lower budget who need the card for rendereing i.e and have games as a hobby (like students). Also, CF is not neglected here :D 
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    gofasterstripes , December 15, 2013 12:26 AM
    I thought AMD was limiting the perf in pro apps with these things like nvidia does ?
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    shadow32 , December 15, 2013 11:05 AM
    would this be better overclocked than a 280x 3gb?
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    xiinc37 , December 15, 2013 11:32 AM
    A pair of these in crossfire would be exactly equal to one r9 290, spec for spec. At which point you'd be be better off with one of those anyways.
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    Shneiky , December 15, 2013 1:28 PM
    gofasterstripes
    They do limit certain computational features, but the view port and hardware rendering in Maya is now DirectX based, and bypassing the limitations.
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    Blazer1985 , December 15, 2013 3:04 PM
    That doesn't mean they've bypassed the limitations. They just use fp16 precision (like in games) instead of fp32 which are now limited everywhere except in the titan :-(
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    H4X3R , December 15, 2013 3:17 PM
    MSI....meh...not gonna buy any of their products.
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    jlanger , December 15, 2013 5:18 PM
    So how quickly is it going to go $200 above MSRP because of the Litecoin miners?
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    sportfreak23 , December 16, 2013 12:30 AM
    Why you need 4gb on this tier of card. MSI should hurry up with 780ti with 4gb or 6gb memory instead of this. lol
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    oxiide , December 16, 2013 1:43 AM
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    I thought AMD was limiting the perf in pro apps with these things like nvidia does ?


    If they want to limit the performance of gaming cards in professional apps, they'll likely do it by requiring separate drivers. They don't get to pick how much VRAM third-parties put on their own products. MSI's boards are MSI's business.

    More VRAM helps in some pro apps, relatively speaking, but it doesn't make the kind of difference we see in workstation cards.
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    aatir , December 16, 2013 3:22 AM
    Will come in handy when gaming on eyefinty and with crossfire setup or 4K.
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    jrgray93 , December 16, 2013 8:57 AM
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    Who the hell game with 4GB on a mid range card ._.


    It comes in handy for extensive texture mods in games like Skyrim. I am planning on upgrading to 2x 770 4GB models sooner or later, from my 2x 2GB 7870s. My Skyrim actually runs poorly because I have too many texture mods and the memory is full.
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