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HIS is the proud winner of 1691 awards from major media worldwide. We are recognized for FASTER, COOLER, QUIETER, and far superior graphic solutions than many name brand rivals.

Date Media Comments Country Product
Aug
2014

Overclockers

"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"

USA HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Aug
2014

WCCFtech

“The HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler offers 2 GB GDDR5 memory at a low price of $130 US and has performance for smooth 1080P gaming.The HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler we were shipped features the iCooler heatsink cooler which delivers much better cooling and stability over the reference model. This coupled with a custom designed PCB which improves overall stability and power rating of the board.


The Radeon R7 260X features a single CrossFire connectors which allow multi-GPU functionality with upto two R7 260X graphic cards. CrossFireX mode allows for faster performance without spending more on a faster card.


For cooling, the HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler uses a toned down cooler from the IceQ X2 variant to reduce cost that don’t get much loud under load staying at a decent 28dB and are specifically designed to push handful of air into the heatsink so that the card stays cool even under massive loads and overclocked conditions. The Q&C 11 fan blades increases air velocity make cooling more efficiently while keeping noise level at minimum.”

WCCFtech - Scored 7.6 out of 10

Pakistan HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Aug
2014

WCCFtech

“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

Pakistan HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Aug
2014

Overclockers

"HIS brought to the market another solid choice in the 290 landscape with their R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC. With its slightly beefier PCB to its solid performing (and silent when not pushed past a certain point) iCooler attached, they have again brought a very viable option to users.

One great thing I have noticed since I last reviewed their cards is that with this version of cooler there is room to get the power plugs on and off. Their blower style cooler you literally had to bend it a little to get my fingers in there.

Price-wise, the HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC comes in at $379.99 at Newegg.com. That is the least expensive of ALL the 290s Newegg has listed by $20 (not including MIR). So with its better than reference PCB on this iPower version, quiet and solid performing cooling solution in their iCooler, as well as being the cheapest available, go get it if you are looking for a 290. "

Overclockers - "Approved"

USA HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMIHIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
Aug
2014

GameStar

 

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

 

 

Germany HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Aug
2014

TweakTown

“ If you’re asking for a video card that is really fast, quiet and runs cool, the HIS IceQ R9 290X iPower Hybrid iTurbo 4GB is what you should be looking at. Stock or overclocked further, it’s just awesome.


The addition of water cooling brings with it lower temperature numbers, which of course means that companies are able to throw higher clock speeds through the card. The addition of water, though, means that you can also give the card quite a healthy bump in terms of voltage, and still have the core temperature kept under control. The HIS offering runs at lower noise levels, idles at a lower temperature and offers stronger out of the box overclocks.


This is the kind of video card you should be using if you were to ask for a fast single GPU based PC that will run cool and quiet. Paired with a good AIO cooling solution for your CPU, you've just got yourself a beautiful gaming PC that will no doubt be the envy of all your friends.”

TweaktownEditor’s Choice Award, Rating 95% out of 100%

USA IceQ R9 290X Hybrid 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI (Limited Edition)IceQ R9 290X Hybrid 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI (Limited Edition)
Jul
2014

Tweaktown

"Looking at the HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB, you do have to find yourself kind of surprised with just what this mid-range $200 odd video card is capable of achieving.
The cooler on the card is extremely strong, it runs at a great noise level, and temperature numbers are on the low side too, which is always great.

If you're looking for a mid-range video card that isn't going to break the bank, the chances are the R9 270X 2GB is a model that you've been looking at from AMD. As for the HIS variant of the card, we've got a really nice offering here. I'm a huge fan of the I/O configuration they're using, which sees two Mini DisplayPort connectors. The overclock on the core is nice enough to give us a performance boost and the cooler is capable of giving us some more headroom, if we want to fire up some overclocking software and go a bit higher.

The HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock 2GB is a great performing card and continues to show us why we love the mid-range AMD Radeon series so much. We get more performance than you'd expect, and at a great price point."

Tweaktown - Best Value Award, Rating 92% out of 100%

USA HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Jul
2014

Funkkykit

Pros
- Silent work
- Good performance/price ratio
- Reasonable price
- Runs cool
- Good overclocking

"The HIS iCooler series graphics run cool and quiet which is all we could hope to expect from a graphics card with this type of cooling. Also, the R7 250X and 260X cards from the iCooler series are showing a good culture of work. We had no problems with stability or temperatures on both of the reviewed graphics cards.

Looking at the performance, we have to consider the graphics cards' price. In this case some gamers would say that these cards are slow. On the other hand, it is hard to find faster graphics cards in similar price.

All who decide to pick these cards for daily work and casual gaming will not be disappointed. Considering that the most popular monitors are still offering a 1080p screen resolution, then these cards should be a good enough, inexpensive option."

Funkykit - Scored 8 Out of 10 - Value Award

USA HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Jul
2014

Funkykit

Pros
- Silent work
- Good performance/price ratio
- Reasonable price
- Runs cool
- Good overclocking

"The HIS iCooler series graphics run cool and quiet which is all we could hope to expect from a graphics card with this type of cooling. Also, the R7 250X and 260X cards from the iCooler series are showing a good culture of work. We had no problems with stability or temperatures on both of the reviewed graphics cards.

Looking at the performance, we have to consider the graphics cards' price. In this case some gamers would say that these cards are slow. On the other hand, it is hard to find faster graphics cards in similar price.

All who decide to pick these cards for daily work and casual gaming will not be disappointed. Considering that the most popular monitors are still offering a 1080p screen resolution, then these cards should be a good enough, inexpensive option."

Funkykit - Scored 8 Out of 10 - Value Award

USA R7 250X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D/HDMI/VGA R7 250X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D/HDMI/VGA
Jul
2014

Gyazo

“Good silence especially on high performance period”

Gyazo4 stars on 5

France HIS R9 290 IceQ X² 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMIHIS R9 290 IceQ X² 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
Jul
2014

Conseil Config

“Performance, design, silence and construction quality are highlighted”

Conseil Config4 stars
on 5

France HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMIHIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
Jul
2014

59Hardware

“Very good performance and overclocking”


59Hardware Recommended Award

France HIS R9 280 IceQ OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Jul
2014

Madshrimps.be

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

Romania HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Jul
2014

Gyazo

“good silence if fan tuning and single slot”

Gyazo

France HIS R7 265 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 265 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Jul
2014

Funkykit

“Pros:
•    Easy installation and configuration
•    Compatible with nearly every monitor up to 2048x1152
•    Reasonable price
•    Good video and audio quality”


“The HIS Multi-View adapters are something unique on our market. We do not often see any similar products and we cannot really find any competition to HIS Multi-View at the moment. Here comes the Muliti-View adapter with a USB connector which solves all of the issues with the lack of additional video outputs. The installation and configuration was really simple. Flawless, "plug and play" configuration is for sure a big advantage especially when you are moving with the computer frequently. A quick, one-time driver installation lets you easily connect to additional displays on any other workplace. “


“The HIS Multi-View adapters are great devices that I can recommend to everyone who needs to connect additional displays to their computer but lacks the additional outputs or graphics card functionality. With the HIS Multi-View, everyone can take advantage of larger workspace without spending much money.”

Funkykit - Value Award

USA HIS Multi-View II Adapter (Mac & Window 7 compatible version)HIS Multi-View II Adapter (Mac & Window 7 compatible version)
Jul
2014

Funkykit

“Pros:
•    Easy installation and configuration
•    Compatible with nearly every monitor up to 2048x1152
•    Reasonable price
•    Good video and audio quality”


“The HIS Multi-View adapters are something unique on our market. We do not often see any similar products and we cannot really find any competition to HIS Multi-View at the moment. Here comes the Muliti-View adapter with a USB connector which solves all of the issues with the lack of additional video outputs. The installation and configuration was really simple. Flawless, "plug and play" configuration is for sure a big advantage especially when you are moving with the computer frequently. A quick, one-time driver installation lets you easily connect to additional displays on any other workplace. “


“The HIS Multi-View adapters are great devices that I can recommend to everyone who needs to connect additional displays to their computer but lacks the additional outputs or graphics card functionality. With the HIS Multi-View, everyone can take advantage of larger workspace without spending much money.”

Funkykit - Editor's Choice Award

USA HIS Multi-View x2 Adapter (USB 3.0 to HDMI & DVI for Window PC compatible version)HIS Multi-View x2 Adapter (USB 3.0 to HDMI & DVI for Window PC compatible version)
Jul
2014

Pureoverclock

“Pros:
•    Small form design
•    Cool and quiet
 
Both cards run very cool and quiet, while being frugal with power requirements, and could suit anyone looking for an affordable upgrade without having to overhaul a system or splurge for a new power supply. We typically see very good cooler designs from HIS, and these two cards are no different. Posting load temperatures up to the mid-60s Celcius on the 260X, and only 59°C on the 250X, it’s great to see such cool running cards here. The 250X in particular would be well suited to an HTPC setup. It’s got strong performance, but not the unequivocal king of the hill in its price range.”

Pureoverclock - Good Hardware Award

Canada R7 250X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D/HDMI/VGA R7 250X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D/HDMI/VGA
Jul
2014

Pureoverclock

“Pros:
•    Small form design
•    Cool and quiet
•    Good gaming value for the 260X
 
Both cards run very cool and quiet, while being frugal with power requirements, and could suit anyone looking for an affordable upgrade without having to overhaul a system or splurge for a new power supply. We typically see very good cooler designs from HIS, and these two cards are no different. Posting load temperatures up to the mid-60s Celcius on the 260X, and only 59°C on the 250X, it’s great to see such cool running cards here. The 250X in particular would be well suited to an HTPC setup. It’s got strong performance, but not the unequivocal king of the hill in its price range.”

Pureoverclock - Good Hardware Award

Canada HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Jul
2014

EasyCom

“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

Ukraine HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Jul
2014

Overclockers

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

 

Overclockers - Editors Choice Best Quality Award

Ukraine HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP