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VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB OC Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 15, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 72%Manufacturer: VisionTek

The Packaging




VisionTek has some great space theme look on the front of the box, with a beautiful purple/red/blue scheme on the box. We can see in the bottom left that VisionTek is offering lifetime warranty on the Radeon R9 270X, as well as "intelligent overclocking". The major part of the front of the box is US-based technical support.





On the back of the box, we find out that we can Crossfire this bad boy. Even with a multi-GPU setup using two of these VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB cards in Crossfire, it won't chew up much power thanks to having AMD's ZeroCore Power technology, which drops the unused card in Crossfire into power down mode. We have 4K gaming support, but we'll have to see how performance goes later in the review.



Detailed Look




Starting at the front of the VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB, we have a dual-fan cooling setup. We can see a large heat pipe teasing us at the top of the card, too.




There's not much going on around back, but we do see two large heat pipes at the top of the card.




We have two 6-pin PCIe power connections on the card.




In this shot, we can see those two rather large heat pipes that are keeping the GCN-based core nice and cool.




The VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB has one DisplayPort, one HDMI and two DVI outputs.



Card Specifications


VisionTek hasn't strayed too far away from the reference board of the Radeon R9 270X, but we do have 2GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus, and a slight increase on the Core and Boost Clocks. We have 1030MHz on the Core, up from 1000MHz on the reference card. The Boost Clock sits at 1080MHz, up from the 1050MHz found on the reference card.


The card comes with everything that the AMD GraphicsCore Next (GNC) architecture has to offer, so we have Crossfire, HD3D, PowerPlay technology, PowerTune technology, and much more.



Cooling Setup


VisionTek has deployed a dual-fan cooling setup on the Radeon R9 270X, and joining this dual-fan cooling system is a dual heat pipe system that ensures that the VisionTek Radeon R9 270X will not get too hot under any stress you can throw at it.

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