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HIS is the proud winner of 1668 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
Jul
2014

Guru3D

"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

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
Jun
2014

Madshrimps.be

"The cooling system is much more compact and succeeds to provide great cooling to the GPU and surroundings by using a single fan with 11 blades. During our noise reading tests, we were able to control the speed of the fan via software.

With the HIS 260X iCooler, we could say that many games can be playable at full detail levels while using the 1680x1050 resolution.

From our last 260X review, the prices came down quite a bit, considering that the R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 had an initial price of 144 Euros and now can be found in stores for about 109 Euros. As expected, the HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler is available for less and to be more exact for about 101 Euros, which makes it quite affordable when taking the overclocking potential into account."

Madshrimps.be - Recommended Value Product

Romania 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
Jun
2014

Madshrimps.be

"Even if the I/O shield is using a single slot, the card actually is a dual-slot model and for extra power the 250X needs juice from a 6-pin PCI-Express slot. This card has proven a little bit noisier at the maximum speed supported by the fan, BUT in regular full-load usage, even when room temperatures are a bit higher, the HIS 250X iCooler has proven to keep a low noise level, which is excellent.

 It is easy to spot that we have succeeded a maximum 1130MHz overclocking level for the core on the Gigabyte model; the HIS 250X stopped at 1110MHz, but the overall performance level has been the same, which means about 5000pts in 3DMark 11, Performance mode."

Madshrimps.be - Recommended Value Product

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

Legion Hardware

"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

Australia 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
Jun
2014

Legion Hardware

"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

Australia HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMIHIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDLDVI-D/DP/HDMI
Jun
2014

TweakTown

"Coming in at the lower-end of $400, the HIS R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo comes in at a strong price point against the competition.

While we're used to most companies choosing to leave the memory clock alone, it would've been nice to see the core clock get bumped a little bit more. Another 20-30MHz on top of what is offered would have been nice, and it would have helped it stand out a little more against the reference-clocked card when it comes to overall performance.

HIS has done a fantastic job. The dual fan five heat pipe cooler does its job perfectly. The load temperature of our core comes in almost 20C lower than the reference cooler while running at a slightly higher clock. This has not come at the cost of an extreme amount of noise, though, as the card sits very well in that position as well.

As for the package, you can see that is on the light side of things. This is typical, though, these days, and as we just mentioned, there is no denying that the main highlight of this card is the IceQ X2 cooler. HIS has really put together a good all around card here.

The HIS R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo hits at a good price point against the competition, and the IceQ X2 cooler is fantastic. It has done a good job of dropping the temperature a significant amount compared to the reference cooler while doing it at a reasonable noise level."

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

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
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Effective and quite cooling system "HIS iCooler"
+ Fast video memory GDDR5
+ Great overclocking potential
+ Energy efficiency
+ Functional utility for overclocking and monitoring HIS iTurbo

Easy Com - "Excellent Cooling Award"

Unraine HIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Very good overclocking potential
+ Preoverclocked
+ Effective cooling system
+ Quality components
+ More phases for GPU
+ Good price

EasyCom - "Excelling Cooling Award"

Ukraine 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
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Effective and quite cooling system "HIS iCooler"
+ Fast memory GDDR5
+ Very good overclocking potential
+ Good utility "iTurbo"

EasyCom - "Excellent Cooling Award"

Ukraine 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
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Very effective and quite cooling system "HIS IceQ";
+ Very good overclocking potential;
+ Energy efficiency;
+ good utility "iTurbo"

EasyCom - "Excellent Cooling Award"

Ukraine HIS R7 250 IceQ Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGAHIS R7 250 IceQ Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ high performance and quite cooling system "iCooler";
+ Good overclocking potential;
+ HDMI with 4k ultra hd support;
+ good utility "iTurbo"
+ Good price

EasyCom - "Excellent Award"

Ukraine HIS 7730 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/VGAHIS 7730 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/VGA
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ high performance and quite cooling system "iCooler";
+ Good overclocking potential;
+ HDMI with 4k ultra hd support;
+ good utility "iTurbo"
+ Good price

EasyCom - "Optimal Price/Opportunity Award"

Ukraine HIS 7730 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/VGAHIS 7730 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/VGA
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ high performance and quite cooling system iCooler;
+ Good overclocking potential;
+ HDMI with 4k ultra hd support;
+ good utility "iTurbo"
+ Good price

EasyCom - "Optimal Price/Opportunity Award"

Ukraine HIS R7 260X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Jun
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ high performance and quite cooling system iCooler;
+ Good overclocking potential;
+ HDMI with 4k ultra hd support;
+ good utility "iTurbo"
+ Good price

EasyCom - "Excellent cooling Award"

Ukraine HIS R7 260X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMIHIS R7 260X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-D+DLDVI-I/DP/HDMI
Jun
2014

Syndrome-Oc

Pros
+ Overall design
+ Look
+ Temperature
+ Performance
+ Noise idle

Syndrome-Oc - 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
May
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ High performance and quite cooling system
+ Quality components
+ Good overclocking potential
+ Good utility "iTurbo"

EasyCom - Excellent Cooling Award

Ukraine HIS R9 270X IceQ Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DPHIS R9 270X IceQ Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
May
2014

Toutpourminer

Pros
-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."

Toutpourminer

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
May
2014

Digitale-generation

Pros
-Good value
-Reasonable price
-Acceptable noise level
-Extremely fast for overclocking
Digitale-generation - Sliver 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
May
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Highly pre-overclocked
+ Quality components
+ High performance and quite cooling system, with special fans
+ Original design
+ Very good overclocking potential
+ Functional and good program HIS iTurbo

EasyCom - Choice of Gamers Award

Ukraine 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
May
2014

EasyCom

Pros
+ Very good performance/price
+ Pre-overclocked
+ Quality components
+ Quality digital power base
+ High performance and quite cooling system
+ Good overclocking potential

EasyCom -Tested Award

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