MSI Releases Radeon R9 270X Gaming 4G Graphics Card


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.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • quangluu96
    Who the hell game with 4GB on a mid range card ._.
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  • Vignesh Kamath
    now we need a comparison of performance of this card vs the 270X 2 GB card.
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  • vmem
    title made me thing the card can magically connect via 4G XD
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  • Alexander Rodriguez
    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
    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
    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
    I should buy one of these and sell my current GPU. I need VRAM.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    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
    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
    I thought AMD was limiting the perf in pro apps with these things like nvidia does ?
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