MSI's Radeon R9 290X TwinFrozr 4S OC Pictured

Image Source: Hermitage Akihabara

MSI has revealed its upcoming Radeon R9 290X TwinFrozr 4S OC graphics card, and it's a big one.

The graphics card, which features a non-reference PCB design is, as its name indicates, also equipped with the TwinFrozr 4S cooler. This is a bigger variant of the TwinFrozr 4 cooler, which allows the card to run cool enough to reach the full 1.0 GHz GPU clock speed. The card is powered by an 8+6-pin PCIe power connector configuration. The card also features a backplate.

Image Source: Hermitage Akihabara

In addition to this graphics card, MSI is reportedly also working on a Radeon R9 290X Lightning card, as detailed in this story.

The MSI Radeon R9 290X TwinFrozr 4S OC graphics card is expected to hit the market sometime between late-December and early-January. In Japan the card will retail for 80,000 Yen, which translates to about $775. Ouch!

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

  • brazuka331
    She either has tiny hands or that card is huge
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  • ingtar33
    does the girl come with the card?
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  • ps3hacker12
    Awesome! Can't wait for more custom cooling cards, but I am more excited for r9-290 custom cards :)
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  • Wake me up when these things cost what they were advertised to cost. Was so excited to get an aftermarket 290 once I saw the performance for the price despite the horrible blower. AMD better get its shit in gear soon or green team is getting my money (have had a new PC waiting on new GPU since October). I've been a diehard AMD supporter for years, but this BS bait and switch with the price is garbage.

    I get it, they want to gouge the litecoin miners or whatever, more power to them. But we better see some inventory shortly after so that the people who wanted to use these cards for their intended purpose (GAMING) can actually afford them.

    Yeah, I'm bitter.
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  • vmem
    ^dude, you have to realize that tech cost more in other countries...

    just be glad you live in US and wait for the american price tag to come out
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  • west7
    reference amd r9-290x cost 900$ in my country
    about this msi card i excited to how the twin frowzer cooling will effect the performance
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  • jimmysmitty
    I doubt they will price gouge it to $775. I found a story with a rumor that a Asus DCUII R9-290X will launch at about $629 so.....
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  • hapkido
    AMD sets a retail price, and if vendors choose to sell it for more or less, that's up to them.

    Prices are high now because of low availability (caused by litecoin miners). Once supply catches up to demand, prices will normalize. I want a 290 or 290X too (which I'll purchase with LTC profits), but I just have to wait.
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  • Trmmo
    @ingtar33

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89hkmQKx9p4
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  • 3ogdy
    $775?!

    What a joke. Gonna sell like hot-cakes - NOT.
    Price it to 775$ and see how many you'll sell. Even some AMD fans might either switch to nVidia or buy the chip from another manufacturer, Micro Star International.
    Sapphire / ASUS cards will also be available, so you can keep your cards, MSI...even though the TwinFrozr is one of the best aftermarket coolers out there...the DirectCU II is awesome.

    ($775 dollars...hahahahaha)
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