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MSI  Radeon R9 270 GAMING, 2G
8.9 out of 10

MSI Radeon R9 270 GAMING, 2G

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Reviews and Problems with MSI Radeon R9 270 GAMING, 2G

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Overall 6
6.0

Is good but not as good as i thought it would ...

buterbing, Amazon
13 November 2015
  • Summary: Is good but not as good as i thought it would be, heats up too much sometimes when you playing normal games it heats up even more when your playing MMO's...
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Overall 6
6.0

VIDEO CARD IS GREAT..

tony, Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: You need to INSTALL NEW BIOS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE VIDEO CARD ITSELF TO GET IT WORKING CORRECTLY Spent many Days trying to figure this out. I updated the BIOS ON MY MOTHERBOARD MSI A78ME35 FIRST. Then put the New Video Card and it wasn't working.
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Overall 6
6.0

Perplexing

Johnny Y., Newegg
13 October 2014
  • Summary: Got the idea to purchase this rather than the 270x after watching LinusTechTips. Lower overall power draw with potential of matching stock reference 270x card speeds characterized this decision.
  • Pros: Factory Overclocking by MSI sets the frequency to 955 mhz, very nice for most games I play off steam. Overclock with MSI afterburner to 1ghz+ potentially if you get the luck of the draw. Mine hit the 85C warning quite quickly. Not risking the 95C limit. I like the supporting rib along the PCB, ni...
  • Cons: I was unable to get the card to crossfire with an identical card from MSI purchased later. MSI, Gigabyte (motherboard manufacturer), were all unable to help be debug the issue. Stuck with single card configuration for now but treating it as an slightly underclocked 270x is fine with me. So minor ...
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Overall 6
6.0

The fan,,,

Jin L., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Pros: This is a great card, runs almost all the games on ultra,, perfectly fits my case
  • Cons: I just got the card last night, and the fan isnt working today, why? I've tried the afterburner from MSI, nothing works, even i turn in on max speed, fan still not moving....
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Overall 6
6.0

Bought from Amazon warehouse Deals and was defective. Returned with no problems.

BioMechanicalWeapons, Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: Bought from Amazon warehouse Deals and was defective. Returned with no problems. Ended up buying a NEW one from another manufacturer
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Overall 6
6.0

Caution for casual builders.

William S., Newegg
25 June 2014
  • Summary: Fans do not exhaust out the faceplate of the card so you will need good airflow within your case. Height of the card is abnormally tall making it not fit in one of my ITX cases but unnoticeable in other situations. Tests for system lock ups were run with an i5-2500, i5-2500k, and FX ‑8350.
  • Pros: Great performance for the price, quiet, and runs cool.
  • Cons: Suffered instable systems with this card; seems picky on other hardware. The power draw through the PCI-E seemed erratic. Would lock up on an Intel and Zotac ITX mobo but performed flawlessly on an Asus. Same results going between 450w, 600w, and 800w PSUs so I am assuming it draws the full 75w o...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great while works

Bogdan D., Newegg
1 June 2014
  • Pros: Very good performance in any game I throw at it.
  • Cons: In about 2 weeks no video output. Weird artifacts in some games. Waiting for a replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

It works.... sort of.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: A little backstory to this, so I bought this card as a replacement for my radeon HD 7770 which performed well but had display ports that no longer worked. I did a factory reset on my machine to clear it out and installed this card. Ran all the updates, downloaded the drivers for the card.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Card, Terrible Fans

Luxury B., Newegg
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Shame that the cooling on these is so sub par otherwise they would have been an amazing card. I have some Powercolor 270's and 270x's and no issues at all with those!
  • Pros: Solid card, great overclocker (1150core). Could probably go higher too but....
  • Cons: Horrible fans. Out of 12 cards, 4 currently (3 months in) have dead or near dead fans (start stop ect.). Everyone of bad cards have had the first of the 2 fans die.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just Average

Anonymous, Newegg
14 April 2014
  • Summary: Still trying to figure out how this is any different, basically, than the GTX 460 it replaced. Running all the latest CCC drivers and software from AMD and MSI. A lot of color and depth issues. Clean installs will not improve the color rendering of this chip.
  • Pros: Looks nice, runs fairly cool, only 1 PCI-E power connection needed.
  • Cons: Still trying to figure what all the hype is about. Just because a new card comes non-defective doesnt make it great. Card is HUGE. Could be half the size with same specs. Do not believe all the hype about the twin frozer cooling. It's completely inefficient. It keeps card cool but blows hot air r...
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