When the AMD Radeon R9 290 was announced, VisionTek was the first manufacturer to offer the graphics card with a water block on it as standard kit. While you could buy a reference card yourself along with a water block and do the work yourself, at the time it would cost you more and you would have voided your warranty.
Now, VisionTek has come with a new graphics card: the CryoVenom R9 290LE. No, LE doesn't stand for "Lowest Edition;" it stands for "Limited Edition."
The card itself is identical to the original CryoVenom R9 290LE. The card features an EKWB water block with custom markings, along with raised clock speeds of up to 1175 MHz on the GPU and up to 5.8 GHz on the memory. Reference cards run at 947 MHz and 5.0 GHz, respectively.
What comes extra with the card is different packaging material, this one being packaged in a wooden crate with laser-etched markings of danger, along with a CryoVenom branded t-shirt. VisionTek recommends that you use the box to store gaming gear for when you go to LAN-parties.
"For over two decades, VisionTek has been creating unique solutions for gamers and modding enthusiasts seeking to obtain maximum performance from their rigs," said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. "If you want to take your gaming to the next level and have some exclusive swag to show off to your friends, our CryoVenom R9 290LE is the coolest, high-performance graphics bundle on the market."
Pricing for the CryoVenom R9 290LE is set at $650.