Beef up your PC for high-resolution gaming with MSI's Radeon R9 380 Gaming 2G Graphics Card. With its 2GB of GDDR5 vRAM and 970 MHz GPU core with 1792 stream processors, the Radeon R9 380 is capable of driving displays with resolutions up to cinema 4K (4096 x 2160). This allows for gameplay in HD and above-HD resolutions and streaming of 4K content from sites like YouTube and Netflix.
For extra performance, the included gaming app features an overclocking utility allowing you to run the card in different modes to fit your needs. Silent Mode runs the card at its base speed to generate less heat, this way the fans rarely have to spin up. Gaming Mode, which is the default setting, has a moderate overclock for stable operation along with a speed boost. OC Mode has the highest performance of the three modes and runs the GPU at its fastest speed. OC mode on the R9 380 card also overclocks the vRAM up to a 5600 MHz effective clock speed to eke out even more speed.
Not only for gaming, the R9 380 GPU is based on AMD's GCN architecture and supports APIs such as OpenCL and OpenGL. These APIs can take advantage of the GPU's 1792 Stream Processors to accelerate parallel computing tasks, taking some of the processing load off of the CPU.
The output panel of this card features dual-link DVI-D, dual-link DVI-I, DisplayPort, and HDMI outputs. The HDMI and DisplayPort outputs support resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160. That resolution, combined with AMD's Eyefinity, can provide an immersive gaming experience using up to three monitors. The DVI-I output can be used with the included DVI to VGA adapter to support legacy analog displays and projectors
To keep cool, even when overclocked, MSI implemented their Twin Frozr V cooler on this card. The Twin Frozr V cooler uses two large fans to force air through the heatsink and dissipate heat and lower the GPU's internal temperature. Because this kind of cooler recirculates air back into the case, this card works best in cases that have unrestricted airflow.