HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
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Product Code H280XQM3G2M
EAN Code 4895139008753
Cooler IceQ X²
GPU R9 280X
Core Clock Up to 850 (Boost Clock Up to 1000) MHz
Memory Clock Up to 6000 MHz
Memory Size 3072 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 384 bit
Interface PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 3.0)
Card Dimension 29.7 x 14.1 x 4.2 cm
Box Dimension 39.5 x 23.8 x 8.2 cm
  • DirectX 12
  • iPower
  • Windows 8 Compatibility
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • AMD HD3D Technology
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology
  • IceQ X²
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.3
  • 1080p
  • HDMI
  • HDTV
  • Dual Monitor
  • Shader Model 5
  • Gaming
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Native HDMI
  • DVI
  • Retail Pack
iPower for More Voltage, More Overclocking

iPower design allows the card to carry more voltage, expanding overclocking capability to a new level!

HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² AMD Reference Design
PWM Phase 6+1+1+1=9 5+1+1+1=8
Mosfet DirectFET Original Mos
Power Supply 8+8 Pin 6+8 Pin

Boost Clock is Faster

The card has the latest Boost Clock technology, providing extra performance for the most demanding games and applications!

IceQ X² – Cooler, Quieter

With IceQ X², the card is cooler than the reference cooler.

IceQ X² is one of the quietest coolers, making the card quieter than the reference cooler. The card is below 28dB when watching movies, surfing Facebook, working. The card remains quiet whether you are gaming, online socializing, entertaining or working.

Fan Design

  • The super large 2x 89mm dual axial fans draws massive amount of cool air to cool the GPU directly.
  • The Q&C fan blade increases air velocity make cooling more efficiently while keeping noise level at minimum.
  • The fan is extremely durable with a life span of up to 50,000 hours.
  • The 2x 8mm and 3x 6mm wide heatpipes optimize cooling performance by removing heat from the core area.
  • The extra large 40x47.5mm copper heatsink provides a large area to dissipate heat efficiently.
  • The card also carries memory and mosfet heat sinks to provide extra heat dissipation from these areas.
  • The card also features fan control and monitoring, you are able to read fan speed & Asic temperature from iTurbo or other softwares.

Built for Crossfire

CrossFireX Ready!
The card is armed with 2x Crossfire Connectors and is ready for up to 4-way crossfire for strengthened performance!

New Technology, New Experiences

With AMD 2nd generation GCN technology, the card optimizes DirectX® 12 gaming performance automatically up to 2.5 times faster! It also offers up to 4.5x compute performance and up to 95% lower GPU Idle Power Consumption!

Apps Faster & Smoother!
The card enables a “quality graphics” experience on everyday applications, giving huge performance boosts on image processing, file compression, media converter apps, and a lot more!

• Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Corel Winzip 16.5
• Musemage
• Handbrake
• MotionDSP Vreveal
• Cyberlink Power Director
• ArcSoft Media Converter

PCI-e 3.0 Support
Armed with the latest PCI-e 3.0 bus design maximizes performance by delivering double bandwidth per lane of PCI-e 2.x. Paired the card with the latest platforms and get the ultimate performance!

More Graphics, Less Power!
The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power & AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!

See More, Enjoy More!
The card supports 30” LCD monitor and any large size TV up to 80" feature with 16:9 ratio in amazing 4096 by 2160 resolution. Up-scaling your computer into a multimedia center with the biggest display!

Enjoy HD Beauty
With Full HD 1080p support, the card delivers high quality 1920X1080 graphics, enabling seamless full-screen video playback. See HD, hear HD and feel HD - Enjoy the beautiful graphics now with the card!

Enjoy Copy Protected Movies
The card is HDCP complaint, enabling users to play copy-protected content, such as commercial DVD movies.

Enjoy True to Life Graphics
ULTRA HD videos have resolution four times that of current HD videos, meaning images too clear that may deceive your eyes! With the card, you are set for getting the movie theater experience to your home. You may be able to watch a video shooting the Eiffel tower and zoom it in to see your friend’s face clearly from the top! Get your eyes impressed and enjoy mind-blowing graphics with extreme clarity, depth and texture!

See More, Win More!
The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity!
Expand your game across up to 4 displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight

View More, Work Better
Having one dedicated screen just for twitter or Facebook and a second for outlook is not a dream anymore. The card features 2 Mini-display Ports for enhanced workspace flexibility. You can easily connect to two displays, including the 27” Apple LED Cinema Displays with the two Mini DisplayPorts. The dual-link DVI port allows you connect to a 30” DVI display up to 2560x1600. Resolution can even reach 4096x2160 with HDMI® , good for TV up to 80"!

Hear Better in Video Conference
Most GPUs today support only one audio stream at a time. The card, however, has Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio that can simultaneously output multiple, independent audio streams. Audio seamlessly follows the video, providing affordable multi-display, multi-audio conferencing for consumers!

  • HIS delivers Faster, Cooler, Quieter plus the best quality product!
  • Professional customer service and technical support
What's in the box
  • HIS Graphics Card
  • CrossFireXTM Bridge
  • DVI-I to VGA Adapter
  • Install CD with Multilingual User Guide
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • HIS Power Up Label
Model Name
HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Chipset AMD Radeon R9 280X
Memory Size
3072 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Core Clock
Up to 850 MHz (Boost Clock Up to 1000 MHz)
Memory Clock
Up to 6000 Gbps
Memory Interface
384 bit
Power Supply
750Watt (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCIe power connectors recommended
1000Watt (or greater) power supply with four 150W 8-pin PCIe power connectors
Max. Resolution
(per Display)
DisplayPort 1.2 - 4096x2160
HDMI - 4096x2160
Dual-link DVI with HDCP - 2560x1600
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
Outputs DLDVI-I + HDMI + 2xMini DP

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 750W (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
    1000W (or greater) power supply with four 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology in dual mode.
  • The operation of AMD CrossFire™ technology in dual mode requires a second AMD Radeon™ R9 280X graphics card and an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard.
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
    8GB (or more) system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
  • Windows® 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system. 64-bit operating system highly recommended.


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HIS has won over 1700 awards with AMD graphic solutions from major media worldwide.

-Very good cooling performance
-Low temperature level
-Good Price-Performance ratio

"This card HIS R9 280X IceQ2 completely convinced me.
While some would argue that the overclocking is limited, I mostly see a stable map with a ratio of 3Kh / s per watt
A card with a better Quality ASIC should be able to get even better ratio kH / w level. I highly recommend this card."


-Good performance
-Quiet and well cooled
-Propensities good overclocking

Overclockingmade in France - Rated 3 out of 5

"Aims for the serious gamer, but that won't shatter the bank account. A clear first choice if you are in the market for a £250 graphics card."

PC Advisor - Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

59 Hardware.net

“IceQ X². Like regularly for the high end cards of the brand, the couple fan + heatsink is one of the best of the market. It offers a top-notch efficiency/silent ratio”

“The HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² take all the component that have made the HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition successful. The performance are really good and insure flowing 1080p gaming with all options and filters activated except on very few title like Metro Last Lights for example.”

-Top quality built
-Cooling systems that are part of the best cooler of the market

59 Hardware.net - Recommended Award

"HIS R9 280X reduced load temperatures by 15% when compared to the AMD reference card.

R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo was actually 4% faster than the GeForce GTX 770 on average, which is quite a shocking discovery given it costs 20% less than the cheapest GTX 770.

It does appear that they are better value than Nvidia’s re-runs.

R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo is ideal for gaming at 1920x1200 and even 2560x1600, while the R9 270X iPower IceQ X² Turbo is best at 1920x1200."

Legion Hardware - Supreme Value Award