VisionTek’s Radeon R9 280X is out on the market and we got the chance to take a look at one. Sharing the same card architecture as the Radeon 7970 family of GPUs, the Radeon R9 280X is basically a 7970 that has been optimized for performance.
The VisionTek Radeon R9 280X Video Card features 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 2 Mini display port connections and supports AMD’s Eyefinity multi-display features.
Visually, the VisionTek R9 280X isn’t a huge monstrosity of a video card. It features an attractive design with a red outer shell that covers up its heat pipe cooling system. Responsible for cooling the video card are two cooling fans with special, curved fan blades to move more air at lower RPMs. The VisionTek Radeon R9 280x is powered by way of a 6-pin and 8-pin power ports and it is recommended to use at least a 750 Watt power supply.
Installing the video card is a straightforward process, and the size of the VisionTek R9 280X makes it easy to get into even cramped PC gaming chassis.