Radeon™
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_VGA

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!

AMD  Features

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
Gold
2014-07
France
Avec cette nouvelle Hawk, MSI affine son rapport performances/pri et elle est également plus légère
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4 Satrs
2014-07
France
Une Radeon R9 270X particulièrement silencieuse, au repos comme dans les jeux.
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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.„
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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'.„
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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'.„
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Jarafi Xtreme-Product
2014-04
Germany
Fährt die R9 270x HAWK also auf der Überholspur in ihrem Grafikkarten-Performance-Bereich? Dies kann ich mit einem ganz klaren und eindeutigen ‚JA’ beantworten.
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Jarafi Checked Gold
2014-04
Germany
Fährt die R9 270x HAWK also auf der Überholspur in ihrem Grafikkarten-Performance-Bereich? Dies kann ich mit einem ganz klaren und eindeutigen ‚JA’ beantworten.
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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.„
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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 is a sweet spot for most gamers.
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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 powerful cooling solution, it has a high overclocking ceiling, allowing overclockers to push this card further.”
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Editor's Choice: Best product
2014-01
Ukraine
MSI R9 270X Hawk — видеокарта с отличным охлаждением и высоким разгонным потенциалом.
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Editor's Choice: Best product
2014-01
Ukraine
“MSI R9 270X Hawk - video card with great cooling and high overclocking potential.„
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SHPIL: 4,5 out 5 stars!
2014-01
Ukraine
•simple overclocking •Easy control voltage •very quiet •Well, actually a very quiet
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SHPIL: 4,5 out 5 stars!
2013-12
Ukraine
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Best Buy Award
2013-12
Serbia
AMD je korisnicima nesumnjivo podario još jednu u nizu odličnih i veoma upotrebljivih kartica po krajnj poštenoj ceni. Zbog svojih ubedljivih osobina, MSI R9 270 GAMING zaslužuje nagradu za najbolju kupovinu u svojoj klasi.
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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 with five minutes Crysis 3 @ 1.300 / 3200 MHz„ “Conclusion : Quiet, cool and fast - Top product„
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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 possibility to do more with it.” “No doubt that MSI R9 270X HAWK is an attractive graphic card, especially for games and budget……To sum up, it’s a powerful card that fulfill all the demands.”
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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 possibility to do more with it.” “No doubt that MSI R9 270X HAWK is an attractive graphic card, especially for games and budget……To sum up, it’s a powerful card that fulfill all the demands.”
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Top-Product R9 270X HAWK
2013-12
Germany
Die Lautheit bewegt sich zwischen sehr leisen 0,4 Sone (leerlauf) und immer noch leisen 0,9 Sone (Spielelast) – Platz 1 unter den 200 Euro-Karten
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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 fact it’s all done at a super low noise level.”
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Super Performance
2013-11
Poland
Radeon R9 270X to nic innego jak doskonale znany Radeon HD 7870 (układ Pitcaim). Firma MSI w swojej karcie HAWK wyposażyła go w świetne i ciche chłodzenie TwinFrozr i podkręciła zegary. Dzięki temu karta charakteryzuje się doskonałą kulturą pracy i bardzo dobrą wydajnością.
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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.„
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Bronce
2013-11
Spain
Sabios del PC otorgamos a esta MSI R9 270X Hawk una puntuación de 9 sobre 10 en la categoría de Bronce, perteneciente a los productos de gama media, convirtiéndose así en una de las tarjetas gráficas más atractivas dentro de su categoría.
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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.„
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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.„
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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.”
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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.„
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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 have easily pushed the factory overclocking further. 100 MHz on the core is good but equipping the card with memory chips rated at 1'500 MHz but actually clocking them at 1'400 MHz makes us cry.„ “For its Radeon R9 270X HAWK MSI makes use of the same cooler you can find on the GeForce GTX 770 Lightning and 760 HAWK. This Twin Frozr IV Advanced is powerful, the cooling performance is great, the build quality is very good and it is extremely silent under load conditions, almost noiseless. In idle it is.„ “Führt man sich schliesslich noch den Stromverbrauch vor Augen, dann massen wir im Leerlauf 45 Watt und unter Last 257 Watt. Der Stromverbrauch im Leerlauf ist sehr gut, unter Last aber, hätten wir tiefere Werte erwartet.„ “A closer loo
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Editor Choice's
2013-10
USA
“I really like the thermal solution on the MSI R9 270X HAWK.” “This results in absolutely the lowest noise levels at still comfortable temperatures. I can not stress how quiet this card is enough. When installed in a case that has any other actively cooled components, you won't hear the card from the outside, no matter whether you are being productive or gaming heavily. This is the quietest AMD-based card I've seen in a long time—good job MSI!”
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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.„
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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 complete.„
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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 complete.„
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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 complete.„
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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
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  • Graphics Processing Unit
    AMD Radeon™ R9 270X
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Boost / Base Core Clock
    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
    Max Resolution:2560 x 1600 @60 Hz
  • HDMI Connectors
    1 (version 1.4a)
    Max Resolution: 3840x2160 @30 Hz
    4096x2160 @24 Hz
  • 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
    12 API
  • 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
    2 x 6-pin
  • Accessories
    DVI to D-Sub Dongle

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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