HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
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Product Code H280QMC3G2M
EAN Code 4895139009644
Cooler IceQ X²
GPU R9 280
Core Clock Up to 847 (Boost Clock Up to 953) MHz
Memory Clock Up to 5000 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 14.3 x 4.4 cm
Box Dimension 39.8 x 23.8 x 8.2 cm
Box Weight 1.6 kg
Availability
 
  • Windows 8 Compatibility
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • AMD Vision Technology
  • ATI Premium Graphics™
  • ATI Eyefinity™
  • ATI CrossfireX™
  • AMD HD3D Technology
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology
  • DirectX 11.2
  • IceQ X²
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • UEFI
  • OpenGL 4.3
  • OpenGL 3.1
  • 1080p
  • HDMI
  • HDTV
  • Dual Monitor
  • Shader Model 5
  • Unified Video Decoder 3
  • 7.1 Channel Audio
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • Retail Pack

HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC is cooler and quieter than the reference cooler.

IceQ X² – Cooler, Quieter

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

Quieter
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.
iTurbo - Your Graphics Card’s Assistant

iTurbo is your graphics card’s assistant to control your card to be quiet, cool. Experience overclocking by simply pressing the iTurbo Button!

User Friendly Overclocking Software: Cooler, Quieter, OC!
iTurbo's Fan Control and Fan Monitoring allow easy adjustment of your card to its maximum cooling performance or to run your card quietly! At the same time, you can adjust the voltage by your own!

Press iTurbo: OC Right Away!
With the smart auto overclocking function, users can experience a slight performance boost for selected HIS graphic cards with just one click!

Powerful Overclocking Software

Either you wish to unleash its full potential or to make it more environmental friendly, iTurbo is ready for you!

iTurbo is compatible with all cards! Enjoy OC no matter what card you have!

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

GCN
With AMD 2nd generation GCN technology, the card optimizes DirectX® 11.2 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
• GIMP
• 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 PRODUCTS ADVANTAGE
  • HIS delivers Faster, Cooler, Quieter plus the best quality product!
  • Professional customer service and technical support
What's in the box
  • HIS Graphics Card
  • DVI-I to VGA Adapter
  • Install CD with Multilingual User Guide
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • HIS Power Up Label

Model Name
HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Chipset AMD Radeon R9 280
Memory Size
3072 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Core Clock
Up to 847 MHz (Boost Clock Up to 953 MHz)
Memory Clock
Up to 5000 Gbps
Memory Interface
384 bit
Power Supply
Requirement
750Watt (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended
1000Watt (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors and two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
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 one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended
    1000W (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors and two 6-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 280 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 1000 awards with ATI graphic solution from major media worldwide.

“It's below the shroud where all the magic happens, and it is magic that happens indeed.


The cooling numbers the card puts out are fantastic; especially when you consider the extra voltage that is being run through the card with the higher core clock.

You can see that core overclocking was very successful.”


TweakTownBest Overclocking Award, Rating 92% out of 100%

“The card has over its GeForce competitors is the fact that it makes use of 3 GB VRAM and a 384-bit bus interface which does impact performance when moving onto higher resolution displays. 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.


It should be noted that the non-reference design allows for more stability and much improved overclocking support than the reference variant. For cooling, the HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ x2 uses two 89mm dual axil fans that tend to get loud under load but are specifically designed to push lots of air into the heatsink so that the card stays cool even under massive loads and overclocked conditions. The Q&C fan blade increases air velocity make cooling more efficiently while keeping noise level at minimum.


HIS cards are engineered with the highest standard of safety, preventing them any potential damages. Solid State Choke stabilizes the card and Full Solid State Capacitors ensures the best power quality and enhances the card’s stability in critical gaming situations! The HIS special metal rib provides extra strength to the PCBs to avoid warpage, making the cards extra stable and durable. You can count on HIS cards to game hard for 24/7/365 for years!”

WCCFtech - Scored 8 out of 10

"The cooler is incredibly quiet and keeps the GPU in the extremely safe temperature range, even when overclocking. Saying this cooler leaves the reference cooler in the dust would be a serious understatement. The GPU comes packaged to perfection. If someone was going to hurt this GPU in transit, they would have to be playing hacky sack with the box!

Moving on to pricing, the R9 280 has an MSRP of $249 from AMD, and HIS brought this card in at $259 MSRP. Very nice pricing to get such a great cooler. Currently on Newegg it’s on sale for $249, which gets you upgraded cooling for AMD’s MSRP.

Don’t forget that this GPU also can take advantage of Mantle, AMD’s technology that was implemented into Battlefield 4. If extra performance in Mantle-enabled titles is something that suits your usage, then perhaps this could sway your decision toward this GPU. Mantle or not, the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 performs admirably, runs cool and quiet, and does so at a great price point. "

Overclockers - "Approved"

GameStar

 

HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ  X² OC GameStar  Award – Scored 81 out of 100

 

 

HIS has succeeded to transform it into a great deal for the second time, by including the proven two-slot cooling system which is equipped with two 89mm silent fans. Through the heatsink fins we will find no less than five heatpipes, which keep the GPU plate nice and cool during heavy load.

Talking about the overclocking capabilities, we would like to remind again that the product features a mild overclock, but with the help of the iTurbo utility we have succeeded to surpass the performance of the 7970 GHz Edition. The total of 3GB graphics memory allow the card to perform admirably even at resolutions over Full-HD but be careful when setting the detail levels since we will often drop under 60FPS while using resolutions of 2560x1440 or 2560x1600.

Madshrimps.be - Recommended Value Product

“HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 Turbo is very good and quality product, super quite, and low temperatures”

 

Overclockers - Editors Choice Best Quality Award

“Pros:

 - Excellent performance
 - Preoverclocked
 - Quality components
 - Digital power system
 - Good performance and quite cooling system IceQ X2
 - Very good overclocking potential”

 

EasyCom - The Choice of Overclockers

Pros
-Unique styling
-Excellent temperatures
-Low noise
-Strong gaming value
-Well priced

"It’s got strong performance and got all of AMD’s new features here, including support for OpenGL, DirectX11.2 and the Mantle API. You also get 1080p gaming at high settings and of course the 4K UltraHD gaming and movie capabilities. This card runs wonderfully cool and quiet, and for $260, you really can’t go wrong."

Overclock - Great Hardware Award

"The Radeon R9 280 is the Tahiti Pro aka Radeon HD 7950 being re-spun. HIS did a terrific job though, nice clocks frequencies, custom PCB and cooler and a little extra tweaking room makes this one of the better 280 cards currently available. Anyone with a monitor up-to 1920x1080/1200 will see good performance with the latest games available whilst applying harsh image quality settings as well and at 2560x1440 you are still good to go albeit you will have to forfeit on AA or image quality settings with the latest titles. If you can spot this product for roughly 200 EUR then we feel it's a really nice deal that we can recommend very much. The HIS Radeon HDR9-280 IceQ X² OC is a little big in size though, but the cooling performance is great, the noise levels very low, in fact silent

Summed up - Any game will play at a resolution of 1080P perfectly fine with proper image quality settings. Even 2560x1440 is in reach. Aside from cooler and its great performance added benefits are the factory overclock, the four display outputs and overall just a really nice product that will guarantee you a pleasant gaming experience as these cards have plenty of performance to work with.

You can pick up the product for 279 USD, and you'll receive 150 USD worth of free games from the Never Settle Forever bundle to choose as well. Good deal.

Definitely recommended by Guru3D.com"

Guru3D - Guru3D Recommended Award