Sapphire Vapor-X 100364VXL Radeon R9 270X 2 GB
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|Sapphire Vapor-X 100364VXL Radeon R9 270X 2 GB|
|Auxiliary Power Connectors||2 x six-pin|
|Connectors||1 x DVI-I (Dual-link and analog)1 x DVI-D1 x HDMI1 x DisplayPort|
|Form Factor||Two slots|
|Cons||- Cannot maintain boost clock rate under load- Noisy|
I can personally attest to the MSI Gaming R9 270X. While MSI stretches this year's Twin Frozer a little too far all the way up to the R9 290X, the R9 270X thru 280X are right in the sweet spot of this cooler's capabilities.
I have the MSI 270X in a Silverstone SG05 for one of the family gaming PCs. I picked it up in December for $200 on Newegg. When it's not used for gaming, it is scrypt mining for a little extra cash for the boys. Overclocked and with a slightly tweaked fan profile, it pulls in 400-425KH/s and stays at 70C at 50% fan RPM, and the tonal quality is also very good with the larger fan blades.
Currently at $250 on Newegg, it's a little steep unless you want to mine on the side for a little ongoing cash rebate on the card. The $200 that I paid was definitely a bargain, but I think the card is worth $220-230 based on gaming, cooling performance and overall quality.