HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
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Product Code H290XQMT4GD
Cooler IceQ X²
GPU R9 290X
Core Clock Up to 1040 MHz
Memory Clock Up to 5400 MHz
Memory Size 4096 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 512 bit
Interface PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 3.0)
Card Dimension 29.7 x 14.3 x 4.4 cm
Box Weight 1.6 kg
  • DirectX 12

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² turbo features iPower carries more voltage, more overclocking, IceQ X² is cooler and quieter.

iPower for More Voltage, More Overclocking

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

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² AMD Reference Design
PWM Phase 9 8
Mosfet DirectFET DirectFET
Power Supply 8+8 Pin 6+8 Pin

Turbo: HIS OC Graphics Card

Turbo cards are faster than regular cards! The card is bios-overclocked out of the box with 1040MHz / 5400 MHz core clock and memory clock respectively, offering the performance edge for gamers!

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 new black handle makes you easy to carry the card.
  • 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.

Backplate Design

The backplate designs to reinforce PCB, keeps PCB more long lasting and not easy deforming.


Long Lasting Design


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

AMD TrueAudio

AMD Eyefinity
Set up Eyefinity on 3 displays with No ACTIVE DisplayPort Adapter is needed.

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 3 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 a DisplayPort for enhanced workspace flexibility. You can easily connect to the 27” Apple LED Cinema Displays with the DisplayPort. 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
  • Install CD with Multilingual User Guide
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • HIS Power Up Label
Model Name
HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Tuobo 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
Chipset AMD Radeon R9 290X
Memory Size
4096 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Core Clock
Up to 1040 MHz
Memory Clock
5.4 Gbps
Memory Interface
512 bit
Power Supply
500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended
Max. Resolution
(per Display)
DisplayPort 1.2 - 4096x2160
HDMI - 4096x2160
Dual-link DVI with HDCP - 2560x1600
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
Outputs 2x DLDVI-D + DisplayPort+ HDMI

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended.
    NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
    8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • A display with digital input (HDMI, DisplayPort or DVI) is required
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • Supported operating systems include Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
  • 64-bit operating system highly recommended
  • Not for industrial or commercial use. See AMD FirePro™ Graphics solutions for these applications.
August 16th, 2014 at 09:39 am By Eric Parker

I have been testing graphic cards and reviewing graphic cards for almost 20 years now. I really do have to say, I have not had the pleasure of trying this card(HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI) But if it is all correct and lives up to the specifications and design that I am seeing. There is no doubt that this can/will be one of the TOP cards on the market for the regular and professional consumer. Hopefully One Day I can prove myself correct on my statement. HIS company, Congratulations on building a graphics card with these great specifications and on very sleek and beautiful design. Good Luck in the future I hope to use one someday very soon!
Eric Parker

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

PC Games Hardware

“Pros :
- Average Overclocking
- Moderate power consumption”

PC Games Hardware - High-End-ranking of PC Games Hardware issue 01-2015

“The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels.

When compared to the Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce OC video card, we can see a notable increase in memory speed and the use of SKHynix memory as opposed to Elpida, which permits getting higher frequencies (1350MHz vs 1250MHz).”

Madshrimps.be – Recommended High End Product

"The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 performed great across all our testing and proved to be a worthy contender in the crowded R9 290X market. As far as pricing goes, this exact same card without the factory applied overclock sells for $509.99 at Newegg, so I’ll venture to say you’ll see anywhere from a $20 to $30 premium added for this overclocked version. That would make the final price very attractive and certainly one of the least expensive R9 290X offerings with a factory overclock on both the GPU and memory.

The gold colored shroud and the unique grab handle give the card a look that will stand out from other manufacturer’s offerings. Just under that gold colored shroud is the IceQ X2 cooler, which does a great job of keeping the card cool at a very low noise level.

Overclocking proved easy to accomplish using the HIS iTurbo utility, especially with the ability to adjust GPU and memory voltages. Provided you have good case cooling, the card should run happily at roughly a 15% overclock. So, in the end, we have a great performing card that should be available soon at an attractive price."

Overclockers - "Approved"

"The overall value is very good on the card thanks to the strong overclock from HIS. The strong overclock with the improved power delivery system and the bigger dual 8-Pin PCIe power connector setup means that we're also dealing with a custom R9 290X 4GB, which again adds even more value to the card."

"The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB is an extremely strong R9 290X 4GB and even stronger video card. The custom power design, along with the strong out of the box overclock all placed under the fantastic IceQ X2 cooler, makes for a truly awesome video card from HIS."

TweakTown - Editor Choice Award, Rating 93% out of 100%

"The latest AMD graphics cards on the other hand don’t work quite as well with the reference cooler, the water-cooled R9 295X2 being the exception.Radeon R9 290 series graphics card is board partners like HIS are here to save the day.

Even if you decide to overclock the hell out of them, temperatures remain well under what we saw from the AMD reference cards, which is very impressive given the voltage has been increased and throttling has been removed.

When it comes to overclocking, these HIS OC and Turbo cards aren’t particularly impressive out of the box, HIS has applied very minor factory tweaks that barely qualify as overclocks. However this doesn’t mean the cards are weak overclockers, it just means HIS has left the hard/fun part up to the gamer.
Both the HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC and the R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo run cooler than a GeForce GTX 770, and better yet they are whisper quiet.
Overall we are impressive with HIS’s golden R9 290 series graphics cards. They provide excellent overclocking performance that won’t compromise cooling performance or operating volumes. "

Legion Hardware - Performance Award