MSI recently teased their upcoming Radeon R9 290X Gaming edition graphic card which has now been pictured in its full glory by GDM.OR.JP. The MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming edition known as the Twin Frozr 4S OC graphics card would feature their high-performance Twin Frozr 4S cooling solution combined with a non-reference PCB layout.
MSI Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC Gaming Edition Graphic Card Spotted
MSI’s Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC falls in their Gaming lineup which was recently introduced and is aimed primarily towards gamers and enthusiasts. We don’t have any specific details on the clock speeds but its easy to say that the card would feature some sort of factory overclocks apart from its regular specifications which include 2816 Stream processors, 64 ROPs, 4 GB GDDR5 memory and a 512-Bit Bus. Power would be fed through an 8+6 Pin connector configuration and the card would be able to support upto 4-Way Multi-GPU functionality. Display outputs will include the regular Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and a display port.
As for the PCB, we are looking at a non-reference design featuring MSI’s top of the line Military Class IV features and components so overclocking won’t be a hassle on this red machine. For cooling, MSI tops up the PCB with a Twin Frozr 4S cooler that’s larger than the current Twin Frozr 4 cooler featuring a support bracket, backplate and two 100mm fans with propeller blade design pushing air towards a large aluminum fin array block.
In addition to the Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC Gaming graphics card, MSI is also preparing a Radeon R9 290X Lightning variant which has an even more powerful PCB topped up with a beastly Tri-Frozr cooler which will help gain some world record overclocks on the Hawaii chip. Only the PCB of this card has been spotted so its hard to say when the card will launch.
The Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC on the other hand launches in January with several other custom Radeon R9 290X variants from manufacturers such as Gigabyte, PowerColor, ASUS, Sapphire and XFX. Pricing of these variants is expected to be high due to current limited stock on the Hawaii GPUs due to cryptocurrencies mining.