Wednesday, November 13th 2013

MSI Announces its Radeon R9 270 Gaming Graphics Card

MSI announced the Radeon R9 270 Gaming graphics card, which features a full-fledged TwinFrozr IV cooling solution, and factory-overclocked speeds of 900 to 975 MHz core clock range, and 5.60 GHz memory. The PCB appears to draw power from a pair of 6-pin PCIe connectors. Based on the 28 nm "Curacao" silicon, the Radeon R9 270 features 1,280 stream processors 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.
Add your own comment

12 Comments on MSI Announces its Radeon R9 270 Gaming Graphics Card

#1
palibaya
I Hope MSI will make 270 Hawk. Hawk is more silent than Gaming edition.
Posted on Reply
#2
...PACMAN...
My card and it's whisper quiet palibaya even when overclocked :)

EDIT - Mines the 270X not 270....doh
Posted on Reply
#3
Farmer Boe
by: palibaya
I Hope MSI will make 270 Hawk. Hawk is more silent than Gaming edition.
I doubt they will make a 270 Hawk. They've already released the 270X Hawk which is a higher end SKU and it makes no sense to sell the lower end chip with the Hawk specs/cooler.

Just get a 270X Hawk! They are awesome!
Posted on Reply
#4
EarthDog
by: palibaya
I Hope MSI will make 270 Hawk. Hawk is more silent than Gaming edition.
How so considering it uses the same cooler just painted a different color? :confused:
Posted on Reply
#5
Yeoman
by: EarthDog
How so considering it uses the same cooler just painted a different color? :confused:
I think it has an extra heatpipe, or possibly it has an extra 'thicker' heat pipe compared to the regular cooler?
Posted on Reply
#6
EarthDog
I would have to check, but the TF4 is the TF4. The regular one has one 8MM superpipe...
Posted on Reply
#7
Yeoman
I don't know if there is a difference between Hawk and Gaming heat sinks tbf. But I know for a fact some of the Gaming heatsinks only have one 10mm pipe, whereas some have two. It's possible there are other slight variations also.
Posted on Reply
#8
EarthDog
I find it hard to believe that they would have different versions of the same TF4 cooler for the same card...I believe all TF4 coolers have the 4 6mm heatpipes and the 1 8mm...

I know the 760 HAWK I reviewed has what I said above... and so does the 280x gaming I reviewed...both TF4 coolers.
Posted on Reply
#9
Yeoman
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Gaming/4.html - 2 fatties?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_280X_Gaming/4.html 1 fatty, 4 thinies?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_TF_Gaming/4.html - 2 fatties, 3 thinnies.

So they do differ...whether they would use different ones on the same chip (e.g, 280x gaming/hawk), I couldn't say.

I may have misunderstood what you were meaning, so those links could be irrelevant. XD Who knows.
Posted on Reply
#10
EarthDog
Its a different class of cards there... I am saying (and not well) that if you have a 280x TF4 and a 280X HAWK the TF4 will be the same.
Posted on Reply
#11
Yeoman
Also. On the 770.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/4.html - 1 fat pipe, 4 thin.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_Lightning/images/cooler2.jpg - looks like 2 fat ones, 3 thin ones? Although, the fat ones don't look as fat as the 770 gaming? That is a Lightning, not a Hawk...but it looks like it can differ?

If something is designed to be super-overclocked/have a very high factory-oc, I'd expect in some cases a beefed up cooler might be used to accommodate, depending on where the temperatures are with a particular chip/card.

Edit: I didn't actually realise that the lightning cooler is 3cm longer than the regular Gaming TF4 cooler, so not a fair comparison. So basically...I think we've concluded that I have no clue.
Posted on Reply
#12
EarthDog
by: Yeoman
So basically...I think we've concluded that I have no clue.
You and I both... I am not so sure as I was before we started posting! :laugh:
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment