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9.1 out of 10

MSI R9 290X GAMING 4G

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Reviews and Problems with MSI R9 290X GAMING 4G

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Overall 2
2.0

Power GPU, poor support, glitchy fan control

Nicholas Nadolny, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Most likely going to return this, MSI customer support is a joke. The fan control is locked out in MSI afterburner, even in a case with excellent ventilation the card is running 85c where my two GTX 770s would rarely hit 70c at 50% fan speed. I'd love to crank the fan RPM up, as its running at 1100-1400 which is quite low, not audible at all which is great.... except throwing a second one in is out of the question.
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Overall 2
2.0

way to hot

Alexandro Gomez "alex tech", Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: mining this card gets to 98c...way to hot!!! returned it...i do not recommend this card at all, avoid it please.
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Overall 6
6.0

Might be great if it's not defective.

Andrew Miller, Amazon
12 April 2014
  • Summary: Card arrived a few days late, but that's okay. Unfortunately I'm returning my card tomorrow. Right away I noticed it wasn't performing as expected. Lower frame rates in games than benchmarks I ever read had suggested. Soon all the games I tried would crash or artifact very badly without the card overheating. That's one good thing about the card I suppose, it never got above 77c with a low of 35c.
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Overall 10
10

a gargantuan step ahead, above, &beyond

Carole Pearce, Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: The notoriously feeble stock heatsink, presented in the "going strong since the 5870" black plastic shroud. The twin frozr if is an magnificent little devil, quite seriously providing triple split caliber cooling in a dual slot design. Allows the Hawaii GPU & her 2818 shaders to uncork, hitting 1.1 GHz speeds without breaking 80°C & leaving headroom that is rarely seen on an R9 AMD GPU.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Good so far

,, TigerDirect.com
11 March 2014
  • Summary: I'm using this for scrypt mining. I've been running the card 24x7 for a month with no problems, other than heat. Draws a little more than 300W. I have another slower GPU sitting above the 290x which runs 10C warmer due to the heat coming off the 290x. I had to open the case and put a desk fan blowing directly on the GPUs. Still runs 80C - 90C.
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Overall 10
10

Money well spent.

LILIAN EUGENIA CORREA B, Amazon
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Totally worth the money. Had a GTX760, so I got a huge performance boost. Sweet FPS and I love how quiet it is. No overheating or any issues at all, except for the well-known AMD drivers huge pointer problem, but I don't even care.
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Overall 10
10

Great card.

Giannis Papas, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Good price, great performance. Let me just say that i owned a Sapphire Radeon R9 290X before i bought this one. The Reference cooled Radeon R9 290X raised its temperature to 95 degrees celcius and that forced the card to throttle and drop in performance by quite a bit sometimes. Core clock which was supposed to be 1Ghz, often dropped as low as 870Mhz due to the temperatures rising to 95 degrees.
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Overall 10
10

Absolute Beast

Sean "S. Scott", Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: This card ticks ALL the boxes if you're looking for pure power and performance when gaming. It easily runs any game at maximum settings at a smooth FPS - although high anti-aliasing i.e. 8x MSAA does result in a fair drop in FPS but its not that noticeable. The only downside to the card is temperature - it runs HOT.
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Overall 10
10

strong

Joshua, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: heavy card, with robust backplate and sturdy cooler, the two fans cool better than the triple fan variants of the 290x, runs at about 80' full load, with fans at only 20% - I'm sure it could run at <60' with the fans turned up a little bit. Powers an SLS of 5760 x 1080 with ease, BF4 on high settings at 50fps.
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Overall 10
10

This card is a beast

Luke S., Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: For the price/performance, you really can't get better than AMD's R9 range right now. This card offers outstanding performance, while perfoming drastically cooler than it's reference counterpart.
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