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MSI R9 270X Gaming 4G PCIe Graphics Card plus possibly 2 free games £159.98 @ Amazon
MSI R9 270X Gaming 4G PCIe Graphics Card plus possibly 2 free games £159.98 @ Amazon

MSI R9 270X Gaming 4G PCIe Graphics Card plus possibly 2 free games £159.98 @ Amazon

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Probably the best value high(ish) end GPU you can get at the moment. And by MSI, a very good make.

Glowing reviews:

lanoc.org/rev…-4g

guru3d.com/new…tml

6p cheaper at Scan: scan.co.uk/pro…dmi
Specifications

Graphics Engine
AMD Radeon™ R9 270X

Interface
PCI Express x16 3.0

Memory Type
GDDR5

Memory Size(MB)
4096

Memory Interface
256 bits

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 Clock Speed(MHz)
5600

DVI Output

2 (Dual-link DVI-Ix1, Dual-link DVI-Dx1)

HDMI-Output
1 (version 1.4a)

DisplayPort
1 (version 1.2)

HDCP Support
Yes

HDMI Support
Yes

Dual-link DVI
Yes

Display Output (Max Resolution)
2560x1600

RAMDACs
400

DirectX Version Support
11.2

OpenGL Version Support
4.3

CrossFire Support
Yes

Card Dimension(mm)
260x129x38mm

Weight
757g

23 Comments

Get the r9 280, much better card ;p

scotty220

Free game … Free game information:http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-settle/Pages/nsreloadedforever.aspx



Free game bundle from Amazon. You sure? It would be a first. Amazon have never participated with the previous bundles.

Original Poster

I'm not 100% on the free game, hence why I mention possibly. You can of course buy from the Scan link which I've also pasted which 100% has the free games. Just most people prefer Amazon Prime

Pretty sure amazon aren't a participating retailer unfortunately.
sites.amd.com/uk/…spx

Amazon unfortunately don't participate in this offer that's why their prices also tend to be cheaper.

Original Poster

That's a shame. As mentioned there's still the Scan deal with is a whopping 6p cheaper and features the 2 free games

Just bought this from the amazon warehouse, boxed / like new for £120 last one

Also i failed to add 4GB on this model of card is wasted unless of course you had crossfire. Made the same mistake when i had a Sapphire 270X (Luckily sent back).

Considering the recent prices for the 280 this is not a good deal at all, and no free games either.

Original Poster

pimpMe

Considering the recent prices for the 280 this is not a good deal at all, … Considering the recent prices for the 280 this is not a good deal at all, and no free games either.



You can get the free games via the Scan link also included.

scotty220

You can get the free games via the Scan link also included.



But a 280 for the same money overclockers.co.uk/sho…-PC

delusion

Get the r9 280, much better card ;p



Actually it isn't, in fact it barely gains any FPS over the r9 270x oc. 3gb VRAM isn't needed for 1080p gaming either, regardless of what games state. Now an r9 280x is a different matter.

LBP

Actually it isn't, in fact it barely gains any FPS over the r9 270x oc. … Actually it isn't, in fact it barely gains any FPS over the r9 270x oc. 3gb VRAM isn't needed for 1080p gaming either, regardless of what games state. Now an r9 280x is a different matter.



Not really. R9 280 is pretty close to the 280x;
pcper.com/rev…Pow
Not as powerful obviously, but priced in between the 270x and 280x and performance wise pushing closer to the 280x.

imdave

Not really. R9 280 is pretty close to the … Not really. R9 280 is pretty close to the 280x;http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/MSI-Radeon-R9-280-3GB-Gaming-Review-Tahiti-Continues-Its-Run/Overclocking-PowNot as powerful obviously, but priced in between the 270x and 280x and performance wise pushing closer to the 280x.



I'd disagree, bit-tech.net/har…x/4

I've never heard of that website you linked either, either I'm missing something or it isn't particularly reputable/great.

LBP

Actually it isn't, in fact it barely gains any FPS over the r9 270x oc. … Actually it isn't, in fact it barely gains any FPS over the r9 270x oc. 3gb VRAM isn't needed for 1080p gaming either, regardless of what games state. Now an r9 280x is a different matter.



Inside joke, OP posted 'Get the r9 270x, much better card' on a r9 280 deal...

LBP

I'd disagree, … I'd disagree, http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/05/19/amd-radeon-r9-280-review-feat-xfx/4I've never heard of that website you linked either, either I'm missing something or it isn't particularly reputable/great.



Bit-tech aren't the best review site either, but there are few R9-280 non-X reviews out atm.
However, Xbitlabs just compared 4GB 270X vs 280:
xbitlabs.com/art…tml
http://i.imgur.com/fkksrlO.jpg
As expected, the R9-280 is 18-20% faster. No surprise, Tahiti is bound to be faster than Pitcairn. The only reason to get Pitcairn might be because it uses less power.

kgrings

Bit-tech aren't the best review site either, but there are few R9-280 … Bit-tech aren't the best review site either, but there are few R9-280 non-X reviews out atm. However, Xbitlabs just compared 4GB 270X vs 280:http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/msi-r9-280-gaming-3g_8.html#sect0As expected, the R9-280 is 18-20% faster. No surprise, Tahiti is bound to be faster than Pitcairn. The only reason to get Pitcairn might be because it uses less power.



You're showing a resolution that the R9 280 is better suited for, I'm sure most people are still using 1080p and that's what I'm talking about. 3GB on the R9 280 is ofc going to pull ahead of the r9 270x in 1440p

That's not even a relevant comparison.

LBP

You're showing a resolution that the R9 280 is better suited for, I'm … You're showing a resolution that the R9 280 is better suited for, I'm sure most people are still using 1080p and that's what I'm talking about. 3GB on the R9 280 is ofc going to pull ahead of the r9 270x in 1440pThat's not even a relevant comparison.


If you had bothered to actually go to the review, you'd have found almost the same thing for 1080P:
"The MSI Radeon R9 280 Gaming is an average 14.3-19.4% faster than the R9 280X at 1920x1080 and 18.2-20.4% faster at 2560x1440 pixels."

kgrings

If you had bothered to actually go to the review, you'd have found almost … If you had bothered to actually go to the review, you'd have found almost the same thing for 1080P:"The MSI Radeon R9 280 Gaming is an average 14.3-19.4% faster than the R9 280X at 1920x1080 and 18.2-20.4% faster at 2560x1440 pixels."



Erm, the R9 280x?

LBP

Erm, the R9 280x?



That's their typo. The chart shows R9 280.

kgrings

That's their typo. The chart shows R9 280.



I like how I show you one website that supports my theory, you show me one that supports yours but then you assume you're automatically correct. Speaks volumes. Good bye.

LBP

I'd disagree, … I'd disagree, http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/05/19/amd-radeon-r9-280-review-feat-xfx/4I've never heard of that website you linked either, either I'm missing something or it isn't particularly reputable/great.



Your ignorance of a site does not indicate its reputability.
OK here's another to add to the pile of 280 vs 270X, here's a video by LinusTechTips where they compare the R9 280X to the R9 270X, R7970 (essentially R9 280X) and R7950 (essentially R9 280)**.
They benchmark; Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider and Crysis 3 all at 1080p. They overclock all their cards, so it really highlights what the extra power of the R7950/R9 280 allows.
In their tests, the R7950/R9 280 traded blows with the much more expensive GTX 770, only 0.8fps, 1.3fps behind in 2 games and 2.6fps ahead on the third.

** Most of the R9 series are re-badged older cards.

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Edited by: "imdave" 15th Jul 2014
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