Since AMD has finally made the official introduction of its new adapter, save for the Hawaii-based models anyway, its OEMs are on the move. Here is the product lineup from VTX3D.
VTX3D is proving to be quite completionist, since it didn't restrict itself to the Radeon R9 280X and R9 270X.
It has also launched Radeon R7 250 and 240 boards, although, oddly enough, it skipped the Radeon R7 260X for some reason.
VTX3D didn't really depart from the specifications that AMD outlined. Sure, it installed different coolers on the new video controllers, but it left the specs alone. Well, it did on the R9 280X at least.
That board has an 850/1000 MHz GPU and 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM at 6 GHz and 284-bit interface.
The Radeon R9 270X X-Edition is a 1030 MHz board with 1080 MHz boost clock and 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM. The interface is of 256 bits.
Moving on, the R7 250 is a 1 GB GDDR5 card with 128-bit interface and clocks of 1030 MHz for the GPU and 1150 MHz for the memory.
Meanwhile, the R7 240 is a 2 GB DDR3 card with 750 MHz / 800 MHz clock (base/ GPU Boost), and 1800 MHz memory clock.
Sadly, the new adapters don't support the AMD Mantle application programming interface, only DirectX 11.2. At least Windows 8.1 is compatible. If you want to try out the Mantle on Battlefield 4, you'll need a Radeon R9 290 or 290X, which won't be available until next week.
VTX3D ships its new video adapters with AMD Power Management technologies, AMD PowerTune (dynamic GPU optimization), and AMD App Acceleration (gamers can run multiple applications at once).
The prices of the newcomers are of $89 / €89 to $299 /€299. Each retailer may list slightly different sums though.