October 8, 2013, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh®computers, announced today five new VisionTek Radeon™ graphics cards built with the recently introduced Advance Micro Devices (AMD) Radeon R7 Series and R9 Series GPUs. Priced from $79.00 MSRP, the new VisionTek Radeon graphics cards will utilize award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, install in any open PCIe 3.0 slot, and will begin shipping Monday, October 14. Expected street price range for the line is from $69.00 to $299.00.

Five VisionTek Cards for Every Gaming Desire and Budget

With over two decades of video card development experience, VisionTek is well positioned to develop cutting edge graphics cards that introduce new standards of visual, audio, and compute capabilities. The new line of five cards is comprised of three Radeon R7 Series cards that bring an ideal balance of performance and features, and two Radeon R9 Series cards made for gamers who demand the best. The entire R7/R9 Series is the first to offer complete support for the DIRECTX® 11.2 graphics standard which offers stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting, and lifelike imagery.

Additionally, the VisionTek line offers the following AMD technologies:

  • AMD PowerTune technology for higher frame rates and automatic overclocking
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology for automatic power-saving efficiency
  • AMD App Acceleration “co-processing” to improve performance of common computing tasks

Specific VisionTek Radeon model highlights:

VisionTek Radeon R7 240

  • Memory: 2GB 128bit DDR3
  • Base Clock Speed: 730MHz
  • Outputs: DVI-D + VGA + HDMI
  • Cooling: Single fan 1 slot
  • MSRP: $79.00

VisionTek Radeon R7 250

  • Memory: 1GB 128bit DDR5
  • Base Clock Speed: 1000MHz
  • Outputs: DVI-D + VGA + HDMI
  • Cooling: Single fan 2 slot
  • MSRP: $99.00
  • 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 2000

VisionTek Radeon R7 260X

  • Memory: 2GB 128bit DDR5
  • Base Clock Speed: 1100MHz
  • Outputs: DVI-I + DVI-D + HDMI + DP
  • Cooling: Dual fan 2 slot
  • MSRP: $149.00
  • 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 3700
  • Includes AMD TrueAudio technology for realistic audio

VisionTek Radeon R9 270X

  • Memory: 2GB 256bit DDR5
  • Base Clock Speed: 1000MHz
  • Outputs: DVI-I + DVI-D + HDMI + DP
  • Cooling: Single fan 2 slot
  • MSRP: $209.00
  • 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 5500

VisionTek Radeon R9 280X

  • Memory: 3GB 384bit DDR5
  • Base Clock Speed: 800MHz
  • Outputs: DVI-I + HDMI + 2 x mini DP
  • Cooling: Dual fan 2 slot
  • MSRP: $309.00
  • 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 6800

For more information on the new VisionTek Radeon R7 and R9 Series of graphics cards or the existing VisionTek graphics card line, visit: www.visiontek.com.

“We’re very pleased to announce a new line of high performance graphics cards utilizing AMD’s incredible new R7 and R9 Series GPUs,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. “Our cards will redefine the gaming experience due to their visual, audio, and compute capabilities. And because they’re priced attractively, these cards should be among the best-selling tech products in the fourth quarter. To coin a phrase from AMD, ‘Radeon Is Gaming’ truly defines our new line.”

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A long-time fan and reveler of all things Geek, I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of GamingShogun.com