R9 270X HAWK

Core/Memory

1100MHz Core (Boost Clock:1150MHz)
2048 GDDR5 5600MHz Memory


Video Output Function

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

  • Hdmi

MSI's HAWK series of overclocking graphics cards have become synonymous with affordable overclocking graphics cards. With an MSI HAWK Graphics card you're always getting a card that performs out of its league thanks to the better component quality and enhanced overclocking potential.

TwinFrozr

MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked of the dual-fan trend and today MSI still shows class-leading performance.

A Twin Frozr cooler uses large Propeller Blade Technology Fans, plenty of heat pipes with SuperPipe technology, a dense fin-grid array and custom heat sinks for the memory modules and PWM components. A backplate reinforces the structure of the card and helps in thermal dissipation.

 
 
 
 
 

Airflow Control Technology

The Twin Frozr IV Advanced Thermal Design is equipped with Airflow Control Technology. These little fins inside the heatsink direct airflow towards the heat pipes for much faster heat dissipation. This enables MSI HAWK graphics cards to run with lower fan speeds and less fan noise.

Enhanced power design

  • More power output for maximum OC potential
  • 8 layers PCB design for more stable environment

12 phases PWM

  • GPU 8
  • MEM 2
  • PCI-E 1
  • Local loop 1

Enhanced and enlarged PCB design

  • Fits more components
  • Lower temperatures
  • Easier access of Crossfire connector
  • MSI clean PCB
GPU (VDDC)
PCIE
Memory (MVDD)
PLL (VDDCI)

Front and back view with heat dissipation panels

Military Class 4 components

The key deciding factor in performance is stability. The higher your stability, the higher your performance can be. MSI exclusively uses Military Class 4 components to power the HAWK. These components are MIL-STD-810G certified and have proven to be able to withstand the torturous conditions of extreme overclocking.

Copper Mos

This latest technology of MOSFETS are built on a copper packaged principle which dissipate heat fast evenly and make sure the right voltages hit the right components on the MSI Lightning graphics card.

Super Ferrite Chokes

Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Active Phase Switching (APS)

Increase efficiency by disabling unneeded power phases in low power demand situations

V-Check Points

V-Check Points allow you accurately measure the voltages of your graphics card as software will always show a small variance and this can be disastrous under wrong circumstances.

Twin BIOS

Default BIOS with out-of-the-box overclock and LN2 BIOS for extreme overclockers, removes built-in protection and limitations.

Afterburner

MSI Afterburner has quickly become the favorite overclocking software for media, overclockers and end-users. Because of its simple interface, it's easy to learn, but it packs a lot of powerful features like an integrated benchmark utility called Kombustor that can check your system performance in benchmarking mode, or run as a stability test.

Don't speak English? No problem: MSI Afterburner is translated in many languages including Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean! Not satisfied with the looks? Just change to one of the many different skins or create one yourself with ease!

Even better, you can run Afterburner straight from your smartphone! Download the MSI Afterburner App from Google Play or the Apple store and start overclocking with your phone!

 

  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.

 

Approved
2014-08
UK
“The GTX 760 ITX is well-made, packs plenty of punch into a small volume, and it's cooler and quieter than a reference card too.„
9945
Recommended Hardware
2014-08
Germany
“The fans of the Twin Frozr series were able to convince us already several times before due to their smooth operation and performance and so it can be seen in this model again - a high air flow coupled with beautiful smooth running of the fan.„ “The MSI...
9924
Perumodding-GOLD
2014-07
Latin America
“A graphics card is the most important element for more CPS. As gamers, we understand that not every graphics card can "do the job ". That's why we bring you the best of the best. We do not want to bother with noise and heat, but if we give you more perfo...
9842
Quality award
2014-07
Spain
“A mid-range graphics card, with a price of approximately 185 euros. By money we are talking about a great graphics card that will give us some high scores in our games for at least the next two years.„
9849
5 stars
2014-06
France
“Of the five Radeon 270X R9 we Gaming examinéees the 2G version of MSI is clearly one of the most interesting„ “PCB House of impeccable quality and floor of muscular power (six phases for the GPU and memory for three )„ “GPU properly cooled, very quiet ...
9760
Recommended 8,8/10
2014-06
Greece
“a special "event "graphics card reached HwBox Labs. This is the MSI R9 270X mITX Gaming - a card designed to be placed in smaller systems (SFF - Small Form Factor).„ “The R9 270X mITX Gaming does not have too much to envy from the competition - in fact ...
9783
Recommended
2014-06
UK
“Priced at £149, primed for 1080p gaming and sized for small-form-factor builds, it's an excellent choice and an ideal companion for a mini-ITX motherboard.„
9749
Technology Award
2014-05
Germany
“All in all, the MSI 270X R9 gaming ITX presented itself as an all-round complete product,. With high quality components and a newly developed board, the manufacturer achieves full performance and stability compared to regular R9 270X graphics cards.„
9768
4 Satrs
2014-05
France
“Radeon 270X R9 particularly silent at rest in games.„ “At rest, the wind generated by the fan is hardly noticeable. You really need to be close to the case to barely perceive it.„
9821
Recommended
2014-04
Argentina
“The 4 GB GDDR5 is also an outstanding factor that is rare to see in this segment, usually, only in high end segment. MSI implements it as an attractive feature and make R9 270X advanced in order to improve the quality and amount of texture without high t...
9683
Jarafi Checked Gold
2014-04
Germany
“So, is the R9 270x HAWK on the fast track of the graphics card performance area? This I can be answered with a very clear and unequivocal 'YES'.„
9766
Jarafi Xtreme-Product
2014-04
Germany
“So, is the R9 270x HAWK on the fast track of the graphics card performance area? This I can be answered with a very clear and unequivocal 'YES'.„
9767
HWM Gold
2014-04
Indonesia
MSI still rely on their superior cooling system, the Twin Frozr IV to dissipate the heat caused by the graphics card. While to provide durability and performance, MSI uses Military Class 4 components. In testing, this graphics card has remained stable, ...
9636
Gold Award
2014-03
UK
“If you’re in the market for a good looking, cool, quiet GPU with enough grunt to power today’s games at 1920×1080 or less, then the MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING should definitely be on your list.„
9633
Best Buy Award
2014-03
Serbia
“AMD users undoubtedly gave another in a series of excellent and very usable cards at extremely fair prices. Due to its convincing feature, MSI R9 270 GAMING deserves an award for the best shopping in its class.„
9621
Year's Editors' Pick
2014-03
India
For this year's Editor’s pick we've decided to go ahead with the MSI R9 270X. There are numerous reasons behind this decision and they affect all facets that we look forward to in a graphics card. First reason being that this card comes in at 16,500 which...
9595
BEST PERFORMANCE
2014-03
Indonesia
‘’R9 270X are the fastest in this group test this time’’ “Can’t be denied that this video card from MSI be the best among others. In addition, the cooling that used also quite good in keeping the temperature remains at ideal conditions.” ‘’Various tests...
9559
BEST PRODUCT
2014-03
Indonesia
‘’R9 270X are the fastest in this group test this time’’ “Can’t be denied that this video card from MSI be the best among others. In addition, the cooling that used also quite good in keeping the temperature remains at ideal conditions.” ‘’Various tests...
9560
Silver Award
2014-02
Malaysia
“The MSI Radeon R9 270 HAWK is a great graphics card that leaves room for overclocking. Evident from our tests, the HAWK is capable of good performance and can run graphically-intensive games at particularly high settings without much issues. With its pow...
9552
Recommended
2014-02
Sweden
“With plenty of overclocking margin and three frequency profiles, it is a suitable short somthing you are looking for a really quiet or really fast card, or a good balance between them.„
9540
Editor's Choice: Best product
2014-01
Ukraine
“MSI R9 270X Hawk - video card with great cooling and high overclocking potential.„
9536
SHPIL: 4,5 out 5 stars!
2014-01
Ukraine
• simple overclocking • Easy control voltage • very quiet • Well, actually a very quiet
9462
VALUE
2014-01
UK
“…it offers brilliant bang for buck„ “The only word I can use to describe it is superb„
9471
DESIGN
2014-01
UK
“…it offers brilliant bang for buck„ “The only word I can use to describe it is superb„
9472
Silver
2013-12
Egypt
“MSI Gaming APP is an application that much easier for users, they can depend on their needs and get the best performance with the card without doing much detail, especially tuning the frequency of processor or etc.” “MSI Afterburner is one of the famous...
9448
Best Buy
2013-12
Germany
“Cheap, Quiet and fully suitable for gaming„ “The R9 270X GAMING is in fact a "Hawk Light„ “Also the 270X GAMING is a very good graphics card ( in addition to the R9 270X HAWK )„
9398
Top-Product
2013-12
Germany
“The lnoise level varies between very quiet 0.4 Sone ( idle mode) and still quiet 0.9 Sone ( gaming load) - 1st place among the 200 euros cards„ “If you want to make the most out the OC capabilities, with maximum voltage in Afterburner our sample copes w...
9399
Gold performance
2013-12
Italy
“At the end of the test, we can say that MSI 270X R9 Gaming has offered enough performance above the stock version of AMD, is clearly on a step higher than the "older sister "Radeon HD 7870OC„
9847
Sexy Looks
2013-12
Greece
“In that review, we have presented, we examined the implementation of R9 270X TwinFrozr Gaming from MSI. A card that comes tariff be placed in the category of 200  and characterized mainly TwinFrozr IV cooling system, factory overclock to 1120MIz and an ...
9465
Silence
2013-12
Greece
“In that review, we have presented, we examined the implementation of R9 270X TwinFrozr Gaming from MSI. A card that comes tariff be placed in the category of 200  and characterized mainly TwinFrozr IV cooling system, factory overclock to 1120MIz and an ...
9466
Editor's Pick
2013-12
Greece
“In that review, we have presented, we examined the implementation of R9 270X TwinFrozr Gaming from MSI. A card that comes tariff be placed in the category of 200  and characterized mainly TwinFrozr IV cooling system, factory overclock to 1120MIz and an ...
9467
Editor's Choice
2013-12
Chile
“Excellent performance in games and great price which makes it more competitive in our analysis. MSI R9 270X HAWK is a graphic card with high potential that inherits all the dominated features in high end segment. Thanks to the integration, there is a pos...
9624
Recommended product
2013-12
Chile
“Excellent performance in games and great price which makes it more competitive in our analysis. MSI R9 270X HAWK is a graphic card with high potential that inherits all the dominated features in high end segment. Thanks to the integration, there is a pos...
9625
Editor's Choice
2013-12
Australia
“When it comes to the features of the card, the cooler is of course one of the big stand outs.” “The performance is fantastic and we’re able to get a massive overclock thanks to those HAWK features. ” “Everything is made even better due to the simple ...
9662
Recommended
2013-12
Hungary
“Hawaiian architecture appeared as a completely new, refurbished in addition to the old PCB as well. The model used was representative of the upper-middle class, the R9 270X, it is a factory overclocked version what MSI is offering. The card features new ...
9378
Gold
2013-11
Netherlands
“Of the five cards the MSI Gaming R9 270x is our favorite: excellent performance, the second coolest, quietest, most economical and most of all: the cheapest. What more could you want?„ “The MSI card remains the coolest, with temperatures around 60 degre...
9266
Best Buy
2013-11
Netherlands
“The 270x Gaming from MSI is one of the cheapest models available and lets you play most games at the highest settings, at least, if you are using a 1080p monitor.„
9267
The choice of gamers
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G is a succesfull and balanced solution, it practically has no significant drawbacks. It is characterized by compact size and takes only two expansion slots. Sophisticated and efficient cooling system MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced is ver...
9388
Excellent cooling
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G is a succesfull and balanced solution, it practically has no significant drawbacks. It is characterized by compact size and takes only two expansion slots. Sophisticated and efficient cooling system MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced is ver...
9389
Super Performance
2013-11
Poland
“R9 Radeon 270X is nothing like a well-known Radeon HD 7870 ( Pitcaim system ). MSI HAWK in your card has equipped him in great and quiet cooling TwinFrozr and turned the clocks. With this card has an excellent work culture and a very good yield.„
9415
Computerbase Recommendation
2013-11
Germany
“We have tested eight partner cards in terms of performance and cooling. We liked best the graphics cards from MSI and Asus.„ “Although the MSI 270X R9 2G Gaming is one of the slower cards, it is also by far the quietest. Under load, it is very economica...
9617
Bronce
2013-11
Spain
“Wise PC attach to this MSI 270X Hawk R9 a score of 9 out of 10 in the category of Bronze, belonging to mid-range products, becoming one of the most attractive in its class graphics cards.„
9406
Recommended
2013-11
Spain
“Wise PC attach to this MSI 270X Hawk R9 a score of 9 out of 10 in the category of Bronze, belonging to mid-range products, becoming one of the most attractive in its class graphics cards.„
9407
GOOD BUY
2013-11
Hungary
“The MSI 270X R9 is excellent choice for those who are looking for a mid-range graphics card, you definitely do not need to replace it in 1-2 years.„ “On the average size card, the MSI TwinFrozr double-fan mounted cooler was designed, which has always wo...
9239
Gold
2013-11
Denmark
“The Twin Frozr cooler is per tradition very quiet and was never heard during the test.” “MSI 270X R9 HAWK is a good card, equipped with a good cooler, drizzled with some extras and special features.”
9354
Great product
2013-11
Poland
“Spisywało cooler fits well card during physical exertion in benchmarks and games did not reach the high temperatures, and the fans will have a maximum value of 35 % of turnover which resulted in a nice quiet while using the computer.„
9414
Price-Performance
2013-11
Argentina
“Msi R9 270X Gaming 2G is outstanding because of its Twin Frozr IV cooling system......other R9 270X are hard to be compared.” “Highly recommend R9 270X Gaming 2G because of its great C/P and we love its look. It is a luxurious choice but less than USD$2...
9687
RECOMMENDED
2013-10
Portugal
“Based on all this we believe that the price is well suited to the performance and quality that is offered! Taking into account the analysis, our Hawk receives a Gold Award and one Award Recomended!„
9476
GOLD
2013-10
Portugal
“Based on all this we believe that the price is well suited to the performance and quality that is offered! Taking into account the analysis, our Hawk receives a Gold Award and one Award Recomended!„
9477
Editor's Choice: Best quality
2013-10
Ukraine
“Now MSI R9 270X Gaming 2G will satisfy the most hard-to-please user who wants to get a high performance while maintaining almost complete silence. Such excellent acoustic characteristics combine with low operating temperatures.„
9219
4.5 Star Award
2013-10
Germany
“The Radeon R9 270X HAWK from MSI is a really nice piece of hardware. It features a very strong power design, a great cooling solution and some nice overclocking features. But the card isn't perfect, since it comes with a very high price tag and MSI could...
9397
Silver
2013-10
Spain
“So waiting for the R9 290x, which will be a real change or it is expected, given that premiered GPU, let these "new"R9 270X as a good choice and a wise choice for gamers teams need to adjust your budget, for the DirectX 11.2 support 4k resolution support...
9473
Pure PC 4 fires
2013-10
Poland
“IV TwinFrozr cooling system used on the graphics card MSI 270X Gaming R9 is deliciously quiet, what probably many people care most„
9353
Pure PC 4 fires
2013-10
Poland
“MSI Radeon 270X R9 Hawk is a model designed avid overclockers who want to squeeze out of the computer sweat.„
9358
5 gold stars
2013-10
France
“What about the MSI 270X Gaming R9? A great card no doubt. Begin with his strong point or a silent operation at least hardly noticeable in a tower and the rest as support! Despite this, temperatures are controlled entirely as we have measured using infrar...
9236
Recommendation
2013-10
Poland
“Hawk is in a class by itself. The vastness of options and accessories to mean - voltage measurement points, a good supply for the possible overclocking, great design, ease of operation and technology : TwinFrozr IV, and Military Class IV. The card is com...
9355
Performance
2013-10
Poland
“Hawk is in a class by itself. The vastness of options and accessories to mean - voltage measurement points, a good supply for the possible overclocking, great design, ease of operation and technology : TwinFrozr IV, and Military Class IV. The card is com...
9356
Quality
2013-10
Poland
“Hawk is in a class by itself. The vastness of options and accessories to mean - voltage measurement points, a good supply for the possible overclocking, great design, ease of operation and technology : TwinFrozr IV, and Military Class IV. The card is com...
9357
Editor's Choice
2013-10
Israel
"The R9 270X Gaming from MSI is one amazing card, especially compared to other R9 270X models on the market. It's biggest advantages are being short in length, operating very quiet under any load and perform well at FullHD resolutions like 1920X1080 and 1...
9350
HWzone 4.5 stars rank
2013-10
Israel
"The R9 270X Gaming from MSI is one amazing card, especially compared to other R9 270X models on the market. It's biggest advantages are being short in length, operating very quiet under any load and perform well at FullHD resolutions like 1920X1080 and 1...
9351
good performance
2013-10
Thailand
"MSI R9 270X is good performance in this price range. It can run most of the game with max setting very smooth or user have to reduce some setting to make it faster. But it use power almost same as R7950. It can overclock to 1.2 GHz without any additiona...
9352
Recommended
2013-10
Malaysia
The MSI R9 270x HAWK is one of the best AMD-based bang-for-the-buck GPUs you can get out there. The fact that it is quiet on full load is also a big bonus point for those who want a silent gaming workhorse. Whole view: CHIP Malaysia November 2013
9359
  • Graphics Processing Unit
    AMD Radeon™ R9 270X
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Core Clock Speed (MHz)
    1100Mhz (Boost: 1150Mhz)
  • Memory Size (MB)
    2048
  • Memory Type
    GDDR5
  • Memory Interface
    256 bits
  • Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
    5600
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
    179.2
  • DVI Connectors
    DL-DVI-I x 1, DL-DVI-D x 1<br> Max Resolution:2560 x 1600 @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
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    263 x 126 x 38mm
  • Card Weight (g)
    755
  • Power consumption (W)
    161
  • Recommended PSU (W)
    500
  • Power Connectors
    1x6-Pin
  • Accessories
    DVI to D-Sub Dongle

 

  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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