Hailed by PC Magazine as the “quietest, coolest, and fastest AMD GPU ever tested”, VisionTek offers shipping savings as thank you to gamers and PC modders for patience during limited availability production
VisionTek Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh® computers, announced today its CryoVenom R9 290, the industry’s first and fastest custom-built liquid cooled AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics card, will be available with free standard shipping until April 1.
This special free shipping offer is being offered to acknowledge the patience the gaming and performance modding community extended to VisionTek when demand far exceeded supply upon the product’s initial launch at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January. Only recently has VisionTek been able to offer production volume that meets demand for the hand-built card that delivers lower temperature, near silent operation, and higher performance compared to a stock R9 290 card; as well as better benchmark performance at a lower price than NVIDIA’s comparable graphics card.
Up to 24% Faster Performance without Voiding Warranty
Obtaining maximum performance from the CryoVenom R9 290 couldn’t be easier. Just enter the specifications from the included build sheet in the Catalyst™ Control Center and in less than a minute, the CryoVenom R9 290 can safely deliver up to 1175MHz GPU speed…a 24% increase from a R9 290’s stock setting of 947MHz. The memory clock speed is also increased up to 1450MHz… 16% faster than the 1250MHz stock setting. And unlike standard cards in which overclocking voids the warranty, the CryoVenom R9 290 comes backed by a one year warranty.
Faster Than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, Yet Costs $100 Less
Not content to just increase its stock R9 290 card performance, VisionTek’s goal was to create the industry’s fastest single GPU graphics card at a lower price than the competition’s fastest comparable card1. In the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme setting testing, the $600 MSRP CryoVenom R9 290 scored 9330 while the $700 street price NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti recorded an 8816 score.
Better Value Than DIY
Even seasoned, hands-on system builders will find the certified ready-to-run2 and fully warrantied CryoVenom R9 290 can save $225, time, and stress compared to creating a comparable liquid cooled non-warrantied solution for a R9 290 graphics card:
Certified Ready-to-Run CryoVenom R9 290
· Assembly and Overclocking Verification: none required
· Total Cost: $600
· Warranty: One year
· Hassle Factor: Low
Do-It-Yourself Liquid Cooled R9 290
· Street priced R9 290 card $499.00, Waterblock $140.00, Backplate $36.00
· Assembly, Pressure Testing, and Overclocking Verification: estimated two hours at a value of $75.00/hr.
· Total cost: $825.00
· Warranty: None
· Hassle Factor: High
“We’re truly grateful to the PC enthusiast community for its overwhelming interest in CryoVenom and the kind understanding of the market forces that unfortunately impacted our ability to match production with demand,” said Michael Innes, President of VisionTek.“We hope this small gesture of appreciation in the form of free standard shipping demonstrates our commitment to satisfying our customers.”
Pricing and Availability
The CryoVenom R9 290 is available for immediate ordering at $600.00 MSRP directly from VisionTek’s ecommerce portal, www.visiontekproducts.com. To receive free shipping on CryoVenom orders made by April 1, use the coupon code CRYOSHIPSFREE during checkout. For additional information, visit:
1. CryoVenom R9 290 compared to the EVGA® NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti model 03G-P4-2881-KR
2. To complete the CryoVenom R9 290’s liquid cooling system, a reservoir tank, pump, radiator fan, coolant, and coolant tubing must be purchased separately.