R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC

Core/Memory

1010MHz Core
3072MB GDDR5 5500MHz Memory


Video Output Function
Dual-link DVI x 1
Mini DisplayPort x 2
HDMI x 1

 Key Features

  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Supports overvoltage function
    - Supports advanced fan speed control.
    - Supports burn-in stability test. 
  • 3GB DDR5 Memory
    - More Vram provides better performance of high resolution PC games and movies.
  • All Solid Capacitors
    - 10 years ultra long lifetime (under full load).
    - Lower temperature and higher efficiency.
    - Aluminum core without explosion. 
  • Up to 6 Displays
    - AMD Eyefinity Technology supports maximum 6 displays with 2 DisplayPorts.
  • DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a output
    - Blu-ray 3D Stereo transmission format support.
    - Supports both Deep Color and 7.1 High Bitrate Audio transmissions.


Video Output Function

  • Dual-link DVI x  1
  • HDMI x 1
  • Mini DisplayPort x 2

 
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

  • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
    Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
  • MSI Graphics Card Driver
  • MSI StarOSD
    StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
  • MSI Dual Core Center
  • MSI Live
    MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft® DirectX
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
    -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
    -Detects and eliminates spyware
    -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
    -Protects against hackers

Product Accessories
 
   
         
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  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Top-Product R9 280 GAMING
2014-08
Germany
“You have several options with the MSI 's R9 280 Gaming: Either you use the card with the BIOS default setting, or install the Gaming App and select between the presets "Silent "( 933 MHz core clock ), "Gaming"( standard with 972 MHz ) and "OC "(1000 MHz ...
9923
Editor's Choice
2014-07
Chile
“MSI chose Twin Frozr IV which is much stronger than other R9 290 models. There’s no doubt that it’s because of the frightening GPU Hawaii and its temperature level.„
9917
Recommended Product
2014-07
Chile
“MSI chose Twin Frozr IV which is much stronger than other R9 290 models. There’s no doubt that it’s because of the frightening GPU Hawaii and its temperature level.„
9918
Editor's choice
2014-07
Greece
“A key advantage of the card compared with others, is the one the backplate and the other excellent friendly overclocking app. - See more at: http://www.enternity.gr/Article/Gadgets/Reviews/MSI-R9-290X-Gaming/24854.html„
9851
4 stars
2014-07
France
““Length of the card is also a positive point for the compact case!”„ ““This version of MSI is on a par with that of HIS, choose according to the price of the bundle„ “(promotion at the time of purchase) or just your preference. In both cases, you will ...
9852
4 stars
2014-07
France
“"Anyway, these results provide first place in the category of R9 290x before his rival that are Asus and XFX.”„
9853
Editor's choice
2014-07
Greece
A key advantage of the card compared with others, is the one the backplate and the other excellent friendly overclocking app.
9919
Silver award
2014-07
Netherlands
“Under load, the card is clearly more economical than the cards from Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS„
9920
Platinum
2014-07
Netherlands
“Thermal Design favors MSI since it's cooler and more silent than the other card. Also the overclocking potential on MSI's card was awesome.„ “MSI's R9 280X seems to be a little faster than our Club3D card„
9848
Design
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9818
Performance
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9819
Gold
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9820
Rubber Stamp Of Approval
2014-06
Australia
“Excellent performance at a great price” “Very good cooler design” “Throw in support for AMD’s Mantle, which brings a happy free performance increase in Battlefield 4 and all Frostbite 3-powered games, and MSI’s R9 290 offers incredible value fo...
9776
Editor's Choice 9,0/10
2014-06
Greece
“The MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G has at its disposal a good cooling system for the leading core of AMD, in Hawaii, which is the response of the company regarding the High-performance GPUs.„ “It is the combination Gaming and R9 290X definition of "Gaming GPU"lo...
9784
Performance Award
2014-06
Greece
“The MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G has at its disposal a good cooling system for the leading core of AMD, in Hawaii, which is the response of the company regarding the High-performance GPUs.„ “It is the combination Gaming and R9 290X definition of "Gaming GPU"lo...
9785
DDWorld.cz Recommended Award
2014-06
Czech Republic
“Cooling cards very solid impression. Big liabilities, thick heatpipe and all that two 100 mm fans. Certainly we have no worries about its performance, or noise.„ “Cooling - In a word, great. MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G has excellent heat sink. Not only that re...
9814
DDWorld.cz Good Performance ratio AWARD
2014-06
Czech Republic
“Cooling cards very solid impression. Big liabilities, thick heatpipe and all that two 100 mm fans. Certainly we have no worries about its performance, or noise.„ “Cooling - In a word, great. MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G has excellent heat sink. Not only that re...
9815
Good
2014-06
Hungary
“The price is around 100K HUF of this R9 290, which is the stupid version of AMD's high-card, where Hawaii GPU has only 2560 shaders instead of 2816.„ “Memory sub-system is 4GB connected to 512 bit bus. at GPU clocks, MSI did some factory overclocking an...
9772
Must Have
2014-06
UK
“With recent price drops, for around £185 this looks like the card to beat.„
9759
Silver award
2014-05
Netherlands
“How do they get it done remains a mystery, but the MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming and MSI Radeon 290x Gaming R9 are the cheapest 290 and 290x cards of the 11 pieces that we have tested.„
9769
Recommended
2014-04
UK
“Solid mid-high end card which continues on the good build quality/components and adds a decent factory overclock but more importantly, low noise high performance cooler.„
9750
4 gold stars
2014-04
France
“Unsurprisingly she uses the proprietary heatsink namely the TwinFrozr Advanced IV which must face a GPU difficult to cool because of its intrinsic consumption over a relatively small area chip. (…)„
9765
4 gold stars
2014-04
France
“So in the end we give 4 stars to this MSI Gaming R9 290 OC for a very solid performance overall, a decrease of thirty euros would make it even more interesting.„
9929
Rubber Stamp of Approval
2014-04
Australia
“Excellent performance at a great price” “Very good cooler design” “Throw in support for AMD’s Mantle, which brings a happy free performance increase in Battlefield 4 and all Frostbite 3-powered games, and MSI’s R9 290 offers incredible value for mo...
9661
Safe Buy
2014-04
Denmark
“You rarely find a graphic card that feels as rock solid as MSI cards„
9826
Best Performance
2014-04
Indonesia
MSI first R9 280X gaming series has the coldest temperature and lowest power consuming during the test. For the ability to overclock, this graphics card offers the best performance among competitors. Friendly price also makes it a winner in this time of t...
9635
RECOMMENDED!
2014-03
Hungary
“MSI R9 290 has extraordinary performance, and if we consider that from reference card we can even get 290X, this is one of the best price/performance VGA on the market.„ “Combined in CrossFire X, if we have 2 pcs of R9 290, we don't need to worry in fol...
9628
Best Features
2014-03
Australia
“The highlight of the model, though, is the cooler more than anything, and the Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler is wonderful.” “The MSI R9 290X 4GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC is very attractive option for anyone looking for a fast video card.”
9596
Excellent
2014-03
Hungary
“There are several products marked with "Gaming" which are not really for for Games, this is NOT THE CASE with MSI R9 290 GAMING VGA card, we will not be disappointed with it.„ “On the second strongest one GPU Radeon not only the GPU is strong, but the m...
9563
Editors' choice
2014-03
Netherlands
“The MSI R9 280X is the fastest card in our test.„ “The MSI 280X Gaming R9 3G performance is excellent, especially if we consider that the card is available for about 275 euros.„
9564
Recommended
2014-03
Hungary
“MSI R9 290X is made exklusivelly for gamers, it's from "GAMING" series. Even from the box we can see, that it's an "OC" version with Twin Frozr cooling„ “MSI changed AMD's reference model even in PCB, not only the cooling system. Power supply in this ca...
9578
Must Have
2014-02
UK
“One of the best deals right now if you want a custom R9 290. Quiet, fast, cost effective with loads of overclocking headroom available on the core.„
9576
Multi-test Best Performance Award
2014-02
Philippines
Quote from original article “The first R9 280X card from the MSI Gaming series ran the coolest, and drew the least power under load. Despite sitting behind in most of our benchmarks, the margin was relatively thin. In its overclocked state, however, the ...
9551
Gold
2014-02
UK
“So it looks fantastic, at a relatively small price tag of £360 it's quiet, capable of some good overclocking, and when overclocked is the equivalent of a R9 290X. „ “There is almost nothing not to like about the MSI R9 290 Gaming, and for that it wins o...
9542
Silver award
2014-02
Netherlands
“Given the low price you can almost not ignore the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming: the price is very sharp, the card performs well, is economical and very quiet.„
9528
Platinum
2014-01
Italy
• Very high performance • Good preparation overclocking
9533
Recommended
2013-12
Spain
“If you were expecting a bit more performance by perhaps too high expectations that we had placed in this chart, it has proved a powerful tool for running the latest games on the market with all graphics settings maxed and full HD resolution. The graph is...
9401
Platinum
2013-12
Spain
“If you were expecting a bit more performance by perhaps too high expectations that we had placed in this chart, it has proved a powerful tool for running the latest games on the market with all graphics settings maxed and full HD resolution. The graph is...
9402
Thumb up
2013-12
Czech Republic
“Affordable graphics for demanding players who except power want also silent operation.„
9424
Good Award (4/5)
2013-12
Netherlands
“A retest with a correct MSI R9 280X showed that the cooling is actually very well and we adjusted the score. The MSI performs very well in the test.„
9527
Silver
2013-11
UK
“… an impressive amount of Gaming performance for your money„
9411
The choice of gamers
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G has worthy showed itself from all the sides. It is characterized by relatively compact size occupying only two expansion slots and having a short length. Quality Military Class 4 сomponents will increase the lifetime of MSI R9 280X ...
9386
The choice of overclockers
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G has worthy showed itself from all the sides. It is characterized by relatively compact size occupying only two expansion slots and having a short length. Quality Military Class 4 сomponents will increase the lifetime of MSI R9 280X ...
9387
Highly Recommended
2013-11
Serbia
“When you consider the great performance of this card, great acoustic and thermal characteristics of cooler, free version of one of the currently most popular AAA titles, and above all a fantastic price and it is clear that this is a graphic chart that ha...
9425
Recommended
2013-11
Hungary
“MSI's card is also pretty quiet one, hardly making more noise than the competitors card. In clock speeds it is more conservative, but there is no huge difference, not as in equipment. MSI R9 280X GAMING equipment is much better. Pricing is rather favorab...
9243
Recommended Hardware
2013-11
Germany
9234
Best Buy Award
2013-11
Germany
9233
Excellent
2013-11
Hungary
9221
Pure PC 4.5 fires
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9346
PurePC Recommendation
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9347
PurePC Profitability
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9349
Gold
2013-11
Egypt
“There is no doubt that MSI and its products have become very popular in the hardware market, and people buy MSI products including motherboards and graphic cards more and more also proved that MSI products have high efficiency with unique technology and ...
9341
Value
2013-11
Egypt
“MSI R9 280X Gaming graphic card is equipped with 4th generation cooling system – TWIN FROZR which is the best cooling system that we have ever seen. MSI Gaming series provides gamers to break the GPU frequency or memory frequency for increasing FPS when ...
9342
Recommended
2013-10
Philippines
“The MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G turned in an impressive performance during our overclocking exercise. This can be greatly attributed to the Military Class IV components used in its power delivery system. We managed to overclocked its GPU core to 1225MHz, up fr...
9343
Good choice
2013-10
Spain
“If what is sought is a silent and powerful card as R9 is a 280X, we believe this is an excellent alternative, so we give the award to the good choice.„
9400
Recommended
2013-10
Russia
“Graphics card performed well„
9515
Good product
2013-10
Sweden
9222
Argent
2013-10
France
9237
Approved
2013-10
UK
9238
Good product
2013-10
Poland
9226
Super Performance
2013-10
Poland
9227
Best Performance
2013-10
Thailand
“It’s silent, the noise is very low at 27.9db only.” “MSI R9 280 X Gaming performed very well, and you can play games smoothly. The performance of overclocking can reach Core 1200Mhz Memory 1661 Mhz which is very stable throughout the experiment.” “It’...
9339
Best Innovation
2013-10
Thailand
“It’s silent, the noise is very low at 27.9db only.” “MSI R9 280 X Gaming performed very well, and you can play games smoothly. The performance of overclocking can reach Core 1200Mhz Memory 1661 Mhz which is very stable throughout the experiment.” “It’...
9340
Pure PC 4 fires
2013-10
Poland
“R9 Radeon 280x Gaming is representative of a new product line MSI, which together with motherboards that producer a platform dedicated players. Black metal grill with a red stripe at the top, it's a tasteful combination, and the quality does not raise an...
9344
it is spinning
2013-10
Poland
“R9 Radeon 280x Gaming is representative of a new product line MSI, which together with motherboards that producer a platform dedicated players. Black metal grill with a red stripe at the top, it's a tasteful combination, and the quality does not raise an...
9345
DESIGN AWARD
2013-07
UK
9038
  • Graphics Engine
    ATI Radeon HD 7970
  • Bus Standard
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Memory Type
    GDDR5
  • Memory Size(MB)
    3072
  • Memory Interface
    384 bits
  • Core Clock Speed(MHz)
    1010
  • Memory Clock Speed(MHz)
    5500
  • DVI Output
    1
  • HDMI-Output
    1
  • Mini DisplayPort
    2
  • HDCP Support
    Y
  • HDMI Support
    Y
  • Dual-link DVI
    Y
  • Display Output (Max Resolution)
    2560x1600
  • RAMDACs
    400
  • DirectX Version Support
    11
  • OpenGL Version Support
    4.2
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    275 x 110 x 38mm

 

1. Specifications may differ depending on your location, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Please check with your local dealers for detailed specifications.
2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.

 

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