As you might have heard, AMD have recently launched their brand new Radeon R7 and R9 series graphics cards…with the exception of R9 290 series, of course. Naturally, throngs of add-in-board partners have begun to release their own take on these new GPUs including the folks over at MSI.
Being a series that are targeted for mainstream market, all the Radeon R7 cards are currently positioned under MSI Classic series such as the MSI R7 240 OC with 2GB DDR3 RAM, MSI R7 250 OC with 1GB GDDR5 RAM and MSI R7 260 with 2GB GDDR5 RAM. Meanwhile, the Radeon R9 270, R9 270X and R9 280 are available under MSI Gaming series.
Not to forget, the Radeon R9 270X is also available under MSI Hawk series which put an emphasis on the ability to withstand overclocking. While most of these new graphics card have yet to appear on MSI’s official website, you can check out the general differences between the three series as provided by MSI right after the jump through the Read More link below.
Since these new MSI Radeon R7 and R9 series graphics cards should already be on their way to our market, do contact your favourite retailers for further information or check out for further updates at my.msi.com.
MSI R9 270X HAWK – Stay cooler
The new MSI R9 270X HAWK, featuring the popular Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler is setting a new standard for thermal performance. Sound Chamber testing showed the R9 270X HAWK nearly inaudible during benchmarking. In fact, measurement has shown that the sound level of the card barely increased from idle 20.64 dBA to full load (Furmark burn-in testing) 21.35 dBA. This excellent cooling performance puts the R9 270X HAWK in an great position for overclockers to overclock their graphics card to get more performance. The R9 270X HAWK comes with a powerful 13 Phase setup to allow anyone to overclock the R9 270X GPU to the max.
MSI’s GAMING lineup gets a big expansion with all new AMD SKUs in the shape of the R9 280X GAMING, R9 270X GAMING and R9 270 GAMING. Kept cool by the familiar Twin Frozr IV Advanced, the MSI GAMING graphics cards come bundled with the MSI GAMING APP, which is an easy tool that takes all of the fuzz out of overclocking and gives a simple one-click solution to get more performance out of your graphics card. Stability and lifetime are never an issue either. With custom PCBs designed for higher efficiency the GAMING cards remain cooler while the Military Class 4 components used ensure high stability while gaming
CLASSIC quality you can rely on
MSI CLASSIC lineup now includes PropellerBlade Fan Technology on all models. Cooled by a large 10cm or 9cm fan, these new R7 260X, R7 250 and R7 240 cards come in the traditional MSI black and blue. Besides the thermal upgrade, they also feature Military Class 4 components and MSI Afterburner support.