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VisionTek Radeon R9 290 Video Card - Circuit and Overclocking Guide (Page 1)

VisionTek Radeon R9 290 Video Card - Circuit and Overclocking Guide

Today Steve Bassiri gives us a real close-up look at the VisionTek Radeon R9 290 video card in his Circuit and Overclocking Guide.

Steven Bassiri | Sep 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm CDT - 1 min, 33 secs time to read this page

Introduction

VisionTek is a provider of AMD video cards, and specializes in their products and delivery primarily inside the United States. VisionTek not only offers the basic AMD lineup, but they also really spice up their extreme high-end offerings with built-in water cooling blocks, and even kits to water cool their customized video cards.

This type of commitment to the ultra-high-end really makes VisionTek shine in a way other graphics vendors don't typically shine. Today I will look at one of VisionTek's consumer level video cards with a really hefty cooler, and take it through my process of analysis.

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The VisionTek R9 290 features the AMD Hawaii GPU, and is basically a standard R9 290 4GB card in terms of what features it offers, including the GPU and memory clocks, which are stock at 947MHz on the core and 1250MHz on the memory (5000MHz GDDR5 effective). However, many manufacturers have taken to upgrading the heat sinks, as AMD has locked down much of the voltage control of these GPUs.

VisionTek has done a really nice job in this regard, the heat sink utilizes some really huge heat pipes, and there are two fans on the radiator. Not only does VisionTek provide a really hefty cooler, they also provide a backplate for extra protection. R9 290s aren't cheap products, and thus this level of protection shows how much VisionTek cares about its products' endurance. The backplate also gives it a nice look considering GPUs' sit upside-down in most cases.

PRICING: You can find the VisionTek R9 290 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The VisionTek R9 290 retails for $388.63 at Amazon.

Canada: The VisionTek R9 290 retails for CDN$576.81 at Amazon Canada.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm CDT

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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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