MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 2G Graphics Card

The MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming 2G graphics card comes pre-overclocked from the factory but still leaves room for even more tweaking.

The GPU core clock runs at 1030MHz but can be boosted in gaming mode to 1080MHz. If you know your overclocking beans you’ll be able to drive it up to 1200MHz stable.

With the use of a DP MST Hub you can use up to 6 displays. Max resolution on the display port is a respectable 4096 x 2160 @ 50 Hz while the DVI puts out 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz and the HDI connectors 3840 x 2160 @30 Hz and 4096 x 2160 @24 Hz. 

MSI Radeon R9 270X 2G

The 2GB GDDR5 memory clock speed is 5600MHz and the memory interface is 256 bit. The result is a healthy 179.2 gigabyte per second memory bandwidth.

Oh, yes, this R9 270X GAMING 2G is good enough for serious gaming.  As Guru3D pointed out in their review, “You can play games quite easily at FullHD and that does make the a sweet-spot product.” They conclude, “The gaming edition R9-270X from MSI is impressive.”

MSI is also keen to point out, on the official product page, the many awards and recommendations their R9 270X GAMING 2G received.

MSI Twin Frozr cooling technology

This is a Twin Frozr gaphics card, meaning it sports the dual-fan design with large aluminium grid, SuperPipe heat transfer pipes and Airflow Control technology.

Futhermore, MSI provide all new Airflow Control technology on Twin Frozr. This new thermal tech. is leading airflow to heat pipe by spcial deflector on heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to heat pipes directly. In addtion,This exclusive heatsink design is increasing the area of heatsink so that enhancing the efficiency of dissipation much more.

MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2G specifications

Graphics Processing Unit: AMD Radeon™ R9 270X

Interface: PCI Express x16 3.0

Core Clock Speed (MHz):
1030MHz Core (Boost Clock:1120MHz) (OC mode)
1030MHz Core (Boost Clock:1080MHz) (Gaming mode)
1030MHz Core (Boost Clock:1050MHz) (Silent mode)

Memory Size (MB): 2048

Memory Type: GDDR5

Memory Interface: 256 bits

Memory Clock Speed (MHz): 5600

Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 179.2

DVI Connectors:
Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz

HDMI Connectors:
1 (version 1.4a)
Max Resolution: 3840×2160 @30 Hz
4096×2160 @24 Hz

1 (version 1.2)
Max Resolution: 4096×2160 @ 50 Hz

Maximum Displays:
Up to 6 displays with the use of a DP MST Hub

HDCP Support: Yes

RAMDAC speed (MHz): 400

DirectX Version Support: 11.2 API (feature 11_0)

OpenGL Version Support: 4.3

Multi-GPU Technology: CrossFire

Card Dimension(mm): 260x129x38mm

Card Weight (g): 757

Power consumption (W): 161

Recommended PSU (W): 500

Power Connectors: 2×6-Pin

Accessories: DVI to D-Sub Dongle

The MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2G is available now in the AMD Radeon category of the Essential IT Solutions online shop.

Please note that although this card can also be used on a mini-ATX motherboard, it requires a 500W power supply. Browse the Power Supplies category for our latest offers.

Date: 03 Mar 2015