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HIS R9 280X IceQX2 Turbo


Over the years HIS has improved not only the functionality of the IceQ-fan but just as important the looks of the cooler. At one time the cooler was a translucent blue color but we like the look of the cooler now much better. 


Here we see a closer look of the two fans on the card. The fan blades are shaped to minimize sound while maximize the amount of air the fan pushes.


The card is open on the sides so some air will be sucked in that way. Most of the air will however be sucked in from the back of the card. Here we also see the heat-pipes as well as the two 8-pin pci-power connectors. 


 Most of the air is sucked in from the back.


 On the back we find a DVI-D, a HDMI and 2 mini-DisplayPort connectors. HIS does NOT include any mini-DisplayPort to regular-DisplayPort adapter. 

HIS is one of the companies that have been partner with AMD for a long time and always released new interesting cards as new GPU's are released. With the release of the new fall-GPU's from AMD we get a full spread of products and today we are testing the HIS R9 280X IceQ2 Turbo card. As the name implies this is a card that not only comes with the latest version of HIS special IceQ-cooler but also is pre-overclocked from the box.  The R9 280X uses the Tahiti GPU and is basically a HD7970 GHz edition card with a new name.…

Review Overview

Performance - 8.8
Value - 9
Quality - 9
Features - 8.5
Innovation - 7.5


The HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo is a powerfull and affordable card with a great cooler. High-end gaming has never been as affordable.

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