VisionTek isn't a name that we hear a lot, but we've seen a couple of cards from them in the past and always been fairly happy with what the company has bought to the table. Today we're checking out the new R7 260X and instead of just running the card at its out of the box clocks, we'll be overclocking the new mid-range model to see just what it's capable off.
The new mid-range model from AMD has performed well since inception, but after looking at the R9 270 2GB which just launched, we could see that it did lag a little in a number of areas. We often saw it just fall under that 60 FPS range that we always aim for to consider a game playable.
It will be interesting to see not only what kind of overclock we're able to get out of the model but what kind of performance increase it brings with it. What will be really interesting as well is to see how the model when overclocked compares to its new big brother, the R9 270 2GB.
Looking at the package, you can see we've got a very colorful setup with the brand and model name on the front. You can see the card carries with it a Lifetime Warranty, which is awesome, and we've also got U.S. Tech Support. Turning it over, we've got a rundown of the main AMD features like GCN Architecture, CrossFire, Zerocore Power, and HD3D.
Taking a look inside, you can see we've got a very standard bundle with a quick install guide, driver CD, DVI to VGA connector, and a Molex to 6-Pin PCIe power connector to round things out. Nothing too fancy, but very typical these days.