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MSI teases R9 290X Lightning, features triple-fan, triple-slot cooler

MSI shows off its Radeon R9 290X Lightning GPU at CES 2014.

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Published Mon, Jan 6 2014 4:49 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

CES 2014 - I'm still gushing over SAPPHIRE's Radeon R9 290X Tri-X GPU, which runs incredibly cool and has some serious overclocking headroom thanks to its impressive cooler, but MSI has just shown its new Radeon R9 290X Lightning GPU at CES 2014, which trumps the cooling on the SAPPHIRE card.

MSI teases R9 290X Lightning, features triple-fan, triple-slot cooler | TweakTown.com

MSI has used a triple-slot, triple-fan design on the Lightning, which should keep the Hawaii GPU underneath nice and cool. It will also provide for some serious overclocking potential, but has a serious flaw - the triple-slot design. This will stop people from going for 3- and 4-way R9 290X Lightning rigs, which is unfortunate.

NEWS SOURCE:anandtech.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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