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MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G Video Card Review (Page 2)

By Anthony Garreffa from Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:41 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: MSI

The Packaging

MSI always impresses with its box work, and the Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G is no disappointment.


The front of the box has that beautiful dragon that MSI uses, with the 'R9 390X Gaming 8G'


Around the back, we have MSI explaining to consumers that the Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G uses their Torx Fan, Zero Frozr technology, and includes their Gaming App. In the bottom left, we can see that the new Radeon R9 390X supports AMD's FreeSync, EyeFinity and LiquidVR technologies.


There's not much happening on the side of the box.


Or the top of the box.


The inside packaging is protected with some foam at the top, which keeps your new MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G nice and safe.

Detailed Look

MSI doesn't make an ugly card, with the Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G continuing that trend of beauty, especially thanks to its red and black styling and the Twin Frozr V cooler.


The front of the card is gorgeous, with the Twin Frozr V taking up much of the front of the card. Also, that red and black styling we mentioned? Looks great, doesn't it?


When the Radeon R9 290X launched, back plates weren't a thing. Well, it's 2015 now and back plates are in - with the MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G featuring a black one, with their signature dragon making a rather large appearance.


One of the disappointing parts of the R9 390X being a rebrand, is that the same display output configuration is used. This means we have just a single DisplayPort, HDMI, and two DVI-D ports on the rear of the card.


As you can see, the MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G is a 2.5-slot card. You'll have to be careful going for three of these in CrossFire.

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