The R9 290X was a bold move by AMD to regain the ground that they were losing in the escalating power war between them and nVidia. In a lot of ways it was a roaring success, giving excellent performance but was somewhat limited in overclocking capabilities by the combination of poor cooling and power draw.

MSI have been absolutely dominating the graphics market in recent times with their Gaming range proving to be right on the sweet spot of price and performance. They’ve been some of our favourite cards lately. But what do you do if you want to go hunting world records, or indeed to tweak and tinker to your hearts content for the fun of it?