MSI Debuts R9 290X Lightning, R9 280X Gaming 6G at CES

MSI officially launched two new cards for CES 2014 in response to customer demands, a triple-fan R9 290X and a 6GB R9 280X.

Perhaps in response to Chris Angelini, who demanded a new cooling solution to reduce both temperatures and noise, and MSI has stepped up with a custom-fit sink and three lower-speed fans. We didn’t hear any screaming noises coming from the displayed configurations, but still look forward to seeing the noise data.

Next on display was a 6GB version of MSI’s famous R9 280X Gaming, aptly dubbed the R9 280X 6G. That’s twice the RAM of MSI’s original version.

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  • Lutfij
    That gaming card better have a full cover block when its time for release ... :)
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  • lawson72
    6GB R9 280x sounds like quite a overkill.

    Also nice to see AMD still is not really an option when buying a GPU over $250ish, since everything is about $100 over normal price
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  • jimmysmitty
    Anonymous said:
    6GB R9 280x sounds like quite a overkill.

    Also nice to see AMD still is not really an option when buying a GPU over $250ish, since everything is about $100 over normal price


    The 6GB is actually beneficial for multi monitor setups. Helps with gaming.

    It's not the first one though. There was the HD7970 Vapor-X 6GB edition. Didn't last long though.
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