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HIS is the proud winner of 1655 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
Mar
2014

Overclockingmade in France

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

Overclockingmade in France - Rated 3 out of 5

France HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Feb
2014

Eteknix

Pros
- Great cooler
- Overclocks really well
- One of the quieter R9 280x graphics cards on the market
- Competitively priced
- Dual DisplayPort

"This is my first outing with a HIS graphics card and I like what they’ve done with R9 280X. I’ve seen a fair few R9 280X graphics cards from AMD partners and the HIS R9 280X is one of the more refined versions. While it isn’t the cheapest, there’s only a tiny amount in it, and for the little bit more they charge I think it is worth every bit extra. This graphics card runs cool and quiet under all gaming scenarios, has bags of overclocking potential and is just a solid all-rounder."


Eteknix - Editor's Choice Award

Germany HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Feb
2014

Tomshardware.de

Pro

- Easy to use
- Clock stable even under load
- Extremely high cooling reserves


Tomshardware.de

Germany 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
Feb
2014

Xpert-OC-Team

Pros
-Small
-Economical
-Adequate for surfing , watching videos or for office systems
-Allows small gaming sessions
-Convincing noise level at 28db
-Remarkable overclocking result

Xpert-OC-Team - Hardware Award in Silver, Preistip
and Eco Award

Germany HIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Jan
2014

PC Welt

Pros
-With continuous liquid frame rates in all tested games and a very good open-CL-performance HIS graphics card makes a positive impression.
-The IceQ cooling works efficiently and always keeps the GPU even with high demands from dying of heatstroke.
- The noise is pretty restrained for a luxury-class graphics card.
- The good performance and especially the low price make the card to the PC WORLD price-performance winner.
PC Welt - The Price-Performance Winner

Germany HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP (iPower)HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP (iPower)
Jan
2014

Chip.de

Pros:
-Good value for money
-Good graphics performance
-Effective cooling system

Chip.de

Germany HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Jan
2014

Hardwareluxx

"The HIS Radeon IceQ X ² R9 270X Turbo works pleasantly cool and above all very quiet. Even under full load was the 3D accelerator hard to hear Although our current test candidate was already equipped from the factory with higher clock rates , the increase in clock speed not made ​​itself felt in the power consumption.  HIS has done everything right in his R9 Radeon IceQ X ² Turbo 270X and creates a very quiet, but at the same time fast and above all powerful midrange graphics card. Since the charge of the cheapest Radeon IceQ X ² R9 270X Turbo just is 19 euros , we give our Value Award.

Pros
-Quiet
-Affortable Price"


HardwareLuxx  - "Price-Performance Value Award"

Germany 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
Jan
2014

PcGameware

"The HIS IceQ X2 based cards look good and this HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock certainly does not break that trend. It definitely lives up to the HIS ‘Faster, Cooler, Quieter’ slogan. Under load it’s inaudible and very cool indeed. It’s still a very good mid-range GPU and a free copy of Battlefield 4 makes it a bit of a bargain, especially for anyone wanting to play games at 1080p."

PcGameware - "Gold Award"

United Kingdom 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
Dec
2013

Xpert-OC-Team

"Small, economical , adequate for surfing , watching videos or for office systems it also allows small gaming sessions .
The concept of ICoolers is well thought out and the noise level of 28db has convinced us. Heat build-up in the Tower did not materialize , made ​​sure the 80mm axial fan."

Xpert-OC-Team - Hardware Award in Silver, Preistip and ECO award

Germany HIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Dec
2013

Bit-Tech

An attractively priced mid-range card for 1080p gamers on a relatively tight budget.
The card's cooler is also excellent – it kept the GPU running wonderfully cool and we barely ever heard it over the rest of our hardware. This version of the HIS R9 270X throws up few surprises. It's a little bit faster than the stock card and also cooler and quieter. If you're looking for a cost-effective solution to play modern games at high settings on a 1080p panel, it will serve you very well.

Bit-Tech - Rated 86 out of 100

United Kingdom 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
Dec
2013

Madshrimps.de

"The HIS R7 250 iCooler card is a low-end offering for people on a budget, supports the latest technologies and can deliver decent 3D performances at resolutions up to 1680x1050 (22’’ monitors) while keeping details between low and medium. If needed, the card supports pairing with another identical product for increasing the performances, without using a hardware Crossfire bridge.

When started overclocking, we were impressed of the additional free performance gain and in the same time we have succeeded to surpass the scores of a regular HD 7750 card (which gets about 3200 in the same testing conditions). This card is best to be used in low-powered media centers in order to boost the 3D performances without the need of additional PCI-Express power connectors. It features a dual-slot cooling system which is very silent even when the card is stressed to maximum levels. While searching on the web we have seen that the 1GB variant of this card can be had for about 70 Euros, which is quite decent considering the overclocking headroom.
"

Madshrimps.be - Recommended Value Product

Romania HIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Dec
2013

TechPowerUp

Pros
- Competitive pricing, no increase for OC out of the box
- Overclocked out of the box
- Good overclocking potential
- Low temperatures
- Native, full-size HDMI port

TechPowerUp - Recommended Award

Germany 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
Dec
2013

Benchmark Reviews

Pros
-Impressive factory overclock
-Excellent design and construction
-IceQ X2 Cooler performs brilliant
-DirectX 11.2 ready and PCI-e 3.0 Compliant
-Supports CrossFireX
-UltraHD 4K display support
-Multiple outputs – 2x mini DisplayPort / full size HDMI /DualLink DVI-I
-Supports Triple-display and AMD HD3D Technology
-Good power consumption figures

Benchmark Reviews - Scored 8.75 out of 10 - Silver Tachometer Award

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
Dec
2013

Tweaktown

"Not only have they managed to offer some fantastic performance and some great new features, but they've really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the pricing on the cards, enough to really send NVIDIA into a bit of a stir."

Pros
-excellent in keeping card cool at a decent noise level
-excellent price

TweakTown - Scored 91 out of 100 - Editor Choice Award

USA HIS R9 270 iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 270 iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Dec
2013

PC Advisor

"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

United Kingdom HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Dec
2013

Techchecker.de

"The graphics card specialist HIS now establishes the simple and safe overclocking in the lower middle class. It segments a very special offer which relies on the cooler Dr.MOS rather simple MOSFETs.

For the cooling system , the performance- oriented users can increase the voltages stable even with this card , to tease out even much higher clock rates more performance out of the card. That which was previously available only to larger maps reserved , is now also available for beginners.

The iTurbo software let user-friendly , stable and secure even more clearly operate at the level of the factory higher clocked cards and beyond. The powerful and quiet IceQ X cooler ensures ² then at any time that the card in any situation also remains cool enough idiots .

Whether you are gaming extreme textures and high resolutions and quality settings are being used, or whether the Computing ( GPGPU ) has the highest performance is required - the user is currently using this new standard is always on the cutting edge."

Techchecker.de

Germany HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Dec
2013

Hardwareheaven

"The HIS version of the card sticks with what is important, keeping the small PCB and attaching a quiet cooler to it. Performance is also good, in fact surprisingly so. When we began testing the R7 250 iCooler it seemed like 1920x1080 with any sort of detail would be a stretch but as we went on it was clear that this little card was a very capable gamer. Not only did we get to game on medium/high detail a lot there was also a noticeable increase in performance over the similarly priced GT 640. It's perfect card for anyone looking to game on a budget."

Hardwareheaven - Value Award

United Kingdom HIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Nov
2013

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.”

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


59 Hardware.net - Recommended Award

France HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Nov
2013

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 270X IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB starts at €175 (euros) and will be a perfect choice for full HD gaming with good details. It’s this model that is the one we recommend the most”

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

59 Hardware.net - Recommended Award

France HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 270X IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
Nov
2013

59 Hardware.net

“The HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB will be enough for gamers with a small budget as it is available under the €130 (euros) and will let you play in high resolution on almost all actual games.”

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

59 Hardware.net - Recommended Award

France HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI