MSI has revealed its brand new R9-270X graphics card that doubles the memory specification of the base model card from AMD.
The new Radeon R9-270X Gaming 4G Graphics Card doubles the memory on the card up to an R9 290-rivalling 4GB of GDDR5 memory…
The graphics card from MSI features a new custom design incorporating MSI’s patented TwinFrozr IV cooler. This should ensure not only a GPU much faster than the reference card but also operating quieter and at a cooler temperature. TwinFrozr IV also features dust removal technology that can optimise cooling performance in otherwise dusty conditions.
The MSI R9-270X is clocked at a base frequency of 1030 MHz, but this can be boosted up to a hefty 1120 MHz. MSI claims that the new graphics card is being built with Military Class 4 components that should in theory give the card a much longer than typical lifespan, as well as a greater resistance to high temperatures.
The new card hasn’t had a release date announced yet but expect it in stores relatively soon.
Is this card appealing to you or do you think the extra on-board memory is superfluous?
In what situation would it be worth picking this up over, say, an R9-290?