Package and Accessories
Starting with the package and accessories, this MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G follows the recent product designs of MSI; it’s black and red, with the dragon theme we’ve seen before. Also important is the Twin Frozr moniker, and this time there’s an update, bringing us to the Twin Frozr V model of today.
The rear of the box continues a bit more quick-glance information about the main “Next Gen Gaming” features. We continue to see the MSI-specific features for the R9 380 Gaming, such as the Military Class components, Super Ferrite chokes, Hi-C caps, Zero Frozr technology, and the MSI Gaming App. These components are designed to withstand greater heat and voltage, and improve durability. Obviously we can’t verify these claims in such a short timespan, but we do know that better components means longer lifespan, particularly in an overclocked situation. We’ve seen far too many cheap components cause problems on products to know this type of increased quality does make a difference over the long haul.
Inside the box, MSI has included a reasonable accessory package for this price range, including a Quick User’s Guide, driver disk, DVI output converter, and some product literature.
Let’s take a closer look now at the card itself.