VisionTek isn't the first name that will pop into your head when you think of video cards, but they have been around for what feels like forever now. The company is based in the United States with US-based technical support, something you don't see very often these days.
The company makes RAM, VGA cards, SSDs, cables and accessories as well as upgrades for Macs and so much more. When it comes to VGA cards, VisionTek has products ranging from the lower-end Radeon R5 340 for $59.99, right up to the insane CryoVenom R9 295X2, which has some insane cooling system keeping it cool.
There are plenty of products in between, with some Radeon R9 290X cards that feature a similar styled cooler to what we have here today with the R9 270X 2GB. Because I've only been the VGA Editor for a few months now here at TweakTown, this is the first product we've had from VisionTek. We hope to tighten that relationship as we shift closer to the Radeon 300 series that will launch in the coming months.
VisionTek has a little bit of an increase on the Core and Boost Clocks on the Radeon R9 270X, with the reference GPU from AMD featuring a 1000MHz Core Clock and 1050MHz on Boost. VisionTek boosts things up a little, offering 1030MHz on the Core (up 30MHz) and 1080MHz on Boost (again, up 30MHz). Not too much, but every little bit counts, right?
Availability & Price
VisionTek sell their products on their own website, but you can always grab it from Amazon. At the time of writing, VisionTek lists it as $198.99 on their own website, while you can grab it from Amazon for $196.99. Not too bad, but let's see if it can justify its price when we get to the performance, especially when it's up against the GeForce GTX 960 from NVIDIA at $199.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Detailed Look, Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 3 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Synthetic (3DMark and Heaven)]
- Page 5 [Game Benchmarks (1080p)]
- Page 6 [Game Benchmarks (1440p)]
- Page 7 [Game Benchmarks (4K)]
- Page 8 [Performance Summary]
- Page 9 [Overclocking, Power Consumption and Sound Testing]
- Page 10 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]