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HIS is the proud winner of 1675 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

Pureoverclock

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

Canada 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

illgaming.in

 Pros
-Great Value for Money
-Good for Mid-Range 1080p gaming
-Notable cooler design which keeps temperatures in check

"HIS has certainly built a wonderful card with a very sweet price for the performance it offers. An overclocked variant of an updated gpu architecture that occupies a niche in the upper mid-range and provides considerable value for money."

illgaming.in - The iLL Gaming Bronze Award

India 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
Jul
2014

Guru3D

“With the release of the Radeon R9 290X series AMD brings an incredibly fast product to the market. It rocks all performance scores in pretty much any game to date. Having that much raw unadulterated horsepower under the hood will bring options to the table. You play your games at 2560x1440 and flick on every quality setting that you can think of. Even then the cards will do a terrific job. The product is often as fast or faster than a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Titan, whilst it is going to be priced a good chunk lower. The HIS R9 290X is an attractive product with 4GB of graphics memory that will bring a significant amount of gaming performance into your PC.”

Guru3D - Great Value Award

USA HIS R9 290X Fan 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/DP/HDMIHIS R9 290X Fan 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDLDVI-D/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 - Recommended Award

USA HIS Multi-View+Sound AdapterHIS Multi-View+Sound Adapter
Jul
2014

Guru3D

“HIS offers a fun graphics card for not a lot of money. Over a 260 I'd take a 260X model anytime, any day. The extra shader processors and 2GB of memory bring in a good deal of value to the product. The 260 is priced fairly, expect 90 to 100 EURO incl VAT. I stated this in the reference review already, we feel that both the R7-260 and 260X could have been a notch faster as they lack just that little punch to fully qualify as a 1080P gaming card. Overall though these are really handy cards to play simple games and excellent cards for an HTPC. Kick in an extra few tenners and you'll notice there are much better alternatives available when it comes to performance though. The HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler is a very decent and okay product, decent card for the money decent in performance. Overall we can recommend it as an entry level gaming product that offers value for money.”

Guru3D

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

Techarena

" Due to advanced hardware, HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost meets the requirements of professional gamer. It comes with all types of connectivity option that is requires to hook multiple monitors and get max HD resolution. 3GB of GDDR5 memory is more than enough for any high end game to run flawlessly. You have to take care about the psu requirement. Because that matters a lot here. Without appropriate power you can’t take maximum benefit. HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost has a very efficient cooling system. And above all it is very quiet when you are using it. The impressive cooling design is able to keep the gpu at low temperature even when you are playing game for hours. Being a high end gpu it fulfills the entire requirement for an extreme gaming pc and also justifies the cost. Auto-overclocking feature add more benefit for those who need extended output."

Pros:
-Good performance
-Quiet
-Good Cooling
-Good Overclocking

Techarena

India 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
Jul
2014

TweakTown

"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%

USA 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
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