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Video Card

MSI Radeon R9 290 4 GB TWIN FROZR Video Card

(19 Ratings, 5.0 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • 912-V308-002
  • R9 290 GAMING 4G

Manufacturer

MSI

Chipset

Radeon R9 290

Memory

4 GB

Memory Type

GDDR5

Core Clock

1007 MHz

Effective Memory Clock

5000 MHz

Interface

PCIe x16

Color

Black / Red

SLI/CrossFire

  • 4-way CrossFire Capable
  • 3-way CrossFire Capable
  • 2-way CrossFire Capable

Frame Sync

None

Length

276 mm

TDP

250 W

DVI Ports

2

HDMI Ports

1

Mini-HDMI Ports

0

DisplayPort Ports

1

Mini-DisplayPort Ports

0

Expansion Slot Width

2

Cooling

2 Fans

External Power

1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin

DVI-D Dual-Link

2

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

Price History

    Reviews

    Herbert2010
    • 19 points
    • 52 months ago

    Fast and quiet. Not enough testing yet but am pleased with this so far.

    EnetBantallit
    • 11 points
    • 50 months ago

    icked up on prime day for fairly cheap. I only game at 1080p, and don't even play the newest titles (most intensive game is probably Planetside 2), so it has more than enough power for me. It does run hot, although that's somewhat related to the humidity and lack of AC (see the reasoning for the CPU).

    kcrozzi
    • 9 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build First Ever Build!

    Awesome sleep GPU. Overclocked to 1069 MHz core clock. I game at 1080p and it has handled every game I've given it at above 60 fps on the highest settings, even with new titles.

    Jgunter
    • 5 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Built around a free CPU - poorly.

    1140core/6000mem was my best stable clock, and didn't hit the thermal limit. Plays GTA on ultra-ish settings, witcher 3 on ultra-ish settings, and pretty much anything else as high as I want. Gets really warm though, especially noticeable in the summer.

    Bought off eBay, used, for about $240 USD. Haven't had any problems with it. On that note, if you're ever thinking about watercooling a 290 (MSI Gaming 290 or other), just sell the card and spend the money you'd have put for watercooling and get a 390. Will run better and you'll have a newer card.

    Kevers003
    • 3 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build The Console Smurfer

    Runs verrryyyy hot. But it crushes 1080P games even with dual monitor. It looks good as well but requires a lot of cooling. It is like having a little mini space heater if you don't have plenty of airflow going to it.

    3 Month UPDATE: It still runs hot, but plays my games gloriously. I have not had one issues with buying mine used.

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