R9 290X LIGHTNING

Core/Memory

1080MHz Core 
4096MB GDDR5 5000MHz Memory
 


Video Output Function

Dual-link DVI-D x 2
DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)

 Key Features

  • Triple Force Architecture
    - Triple Level Signals - Show the real-time GPU load by different colors.
    - TriFrozr Thermal Design –Triple PWM fans with Independent Control System on
    - Pure Digital PWM Control – Digitally controlled GPU, Memory and VDDCI
  • Twin BIOS & Enhanced Power
    - Twin BIOS – Separated BIOS chips for grgular use and LN2 overclocking
    - Enhanced Power - 12 GPU phases and 3 Memory phases on a custom designed 12 layers PCB for amazing overclocking potential.
  • Military Class 4 Components
    - Components pass MIL-STD-810G certification for the best stability and quality 
    - Equipped with CopperMOS, Hi-C CAPs, New SFC and All Dark Solid CAPs.
  • 3X3 OC Kits
    - Triple Overvoltage: Total control with GPU, Memory and PLL voltage adjustment
    - Triple Temp Monitor: Real time Monitoring of GPU, Memory and PLL conditions.
    - V-Check point: For direct and accurate read-out of GPU, memory and PLL voltage.
  • VGA FAN CONTROL
    - MSI's exclusive software and only for R9 290X LIGHTNING.
    - Temperature of GPU and PWM on the interface.
    - Control the fan speed via two PWM controllers automatically or manually.


Video Output Function
 

  • Dual-link DVI-D x 2
  • DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
  • HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)
     

 
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
 
   
 

 

 

MSI Reminds You...

  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.

 

9.5 note
2014-07
Portugal
“In short, this is a graphics card more top of the range there, where every detail has been thought out and nothing was left to chance. Your price is somewhat high, 630€, but the amount payable by the sheer quality and potential of this product.„
9816
Silver Award
2014-06
United States
“MSI continues to utilize the yellow and black color scheme that many of the company's high end parts integrate and I love the combination..„
9787
Gold Award
2014-05
Denmark
“If you are looking for a 290X card that you want to overclock all the way to the sky and use extreme cooling with, then MSI 290X Lightning is the right card for you.„
9824
Gold Medal
2014-05
Spain
“It has offered a more surprising raw power, is able to move any type of game reaching 120 fps. Regarding the price, which is around € 650, quite high, but this is a graph of a great power, carries a standard of outstanding quality.„
9747
Sello-Recomendado
2014-05
Spain
“It's a high-end graphics card, it 's a completely ready to satisfy high performance requirements, encouraging and facilitating the practice of extreme overclockin graph. With all the guarantees of safety and durability.„
9748
Gold award
2014-05
Netherlands
“The new Lightning is back on top and perfect for the target audience. Even with air cooling the Hardware.Info Pro OC team managed to break multiple world records.„
9770
Editors Choice
2014-05
Denmark
“I can't give MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning 4GB less than a score of 10 for a perfect product. MSI have solved all the problems with the original R 290X graphic card and that deserves it's praise.„
9827
Best quality award: April 2014
2014-04
Ukraine
“New graphics card "Lightning" of MSI will allow to make a real game storm in early May. If you choose the maximum speed graphics card with the top chip AMD, the considered model definitely deserves attention.„
9738
Editor's Choice
2014-04
Malaysia
MSI R9 290X Lightning is a very powerful card that can handle anything you throw at it. While the price may turn some gamers away, the power that comes with it is non-negotiable and that's why it is worth the price for the quality it brings. In the mark...
9696
Editor's Choice: Best product
2014-04
Ukraine
“So outstanding performance is realized not only by the powerful cooling, but also thanks to the unique PCB design with modified and enhanced power system. Lightning will please the users with an enhanced monitoring capability and increased overclocking f...
9737
5 Satrs
2014-04
France
““The MSI R9 290x Lightning graphics card is extreme in everything : Ultra large cooling system, not less than 3 power connectors, boosted GPU frequency two operation modes.”„ “A modified R9 290x which proves convincingly on certain aspects : graphics ch...
9763
Editor's Choice
2014-04
Australia
“MSI has always been one of our favorite brands when it comes to video cards due to the simple fact that they have some of the best series on the market. ” “M SI doesn't offer anything that is going to cause problems to the card in terms of voltages, s...
9641
Top-Technology
2014-04
Germany
“Incidentally, the R9 290X Lightning works with 1080/2500MHz, making it the most powerful Hawaii card on the market - and potentially also the most tuning friendly candidate.„ “Our measurement protocol detcts max 74 degrees core temperature and 77 degree...
9643
The choice of overclockers
2014-03
Ukraine
“MSI Radeon R9 290X LIGHTNING is an uncompromising engineering product, which can offer a unique PCB with enhanced 15-phase power system, powerful proprietary cooling system and excellent overclocking potential.„
9626
Elite
2014-03
UK
“From the packaging to the aesthetics, the on-board components to the overclocking, the MSI R9 290X is sure to blow you away. If you are looking for the best R9 290X money can buy - look no further.„
9615
Gold
2014-03
UK
“From the packaging to the aesthetics, the on-board components to the overclocking, the MSI R9 290X is sure to blow you away. If you are looking for the best R9 290X money can buy - look no further.„
9616
Gold
2014-03
UK
“It's Brilliant. It's Rapid. It's Yellow. It's a worthy winner of our OC3D Gold Award and the best Radeon card on the market today„
9575
  • Graphics Processing Unit
    AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Core Clock Speed (MHz)
    1080
  • Memory Size (MB)
    4096
  • Memory Type
    GDDR5
  • Memory Interface
    512 bits
  • Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
    5000
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
    320
  • DVI Connectors
    DL-DVI-Dx2
    Max Resolution: 2048x1536 @60 Hz
  • HDMI Connectors
    1 (version 1.4a)
    Max Resolution: 3840x2160 @30 Hz-30bpp
    4096x2160 @24 Hz-24bpp
  • DisplayPort
    1 (version 1.2)
    Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @ 50 Hz
  • Maximum Displays
    Up to 6 displays with the use of a DP MST Hub
  • HDCP Support
    Y
  • RAMDAC speed (MHz)
    400
  • DirectX Version Support
    11.2 API (feature 11_0)
  • OpenGL Version Support
    4.3
  • Multi-GPU Technology
    CrossFire, 4-way(SW)
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    302x131x55 mm
  • Card Weight
    1580
  • Power consumption (W)
    250
  • Recommended Power Supply (W)
    500
  • Power Connectors
    1x6-Pin, 2x8-Pin

 

  1. 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. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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