HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2013-10-31

The new R9 270X implementation from HIS comes with a custom PCB, an award-winning cooling system which is very efficient while keeping the noise down and is also pre-overclocked. The card trades punches with the GTX 760 and succeeds to surpass it in some games which are heavily AMD optimized.

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Conclusive Thoughts

Here we are again drawing the final conclusions after testing the custom-built HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock card; the card features a consistent overclock from the factory on the GPU, while the memory clocks remained the same. The cooling system is a smaller variant of the IceQ X2 cooler we have found on the 280X, and is quite efficient meaning that the temperature did not exceed 52 degrees Celsius while running Heaven Benchmark for about 43 minutes. IceQ X2 functions optimally if we have a well-ventilated case since all the hot air is evacuated back inside the case and we need to avoid recirculation.


The card traded punches most of the time with our overclocked Inno3D iChill 760 video card and in heavily AMD-optimized games it even succeeded to surpass it.


With the help of iTurbo we were able to raise the frequencies even more and to test the stability we have used a combination of 3DMark 2011 combined with 3DMark 2013 at the end:



The HIS AMD R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock card can be found online for about 183 Euros, while the GTX 760 video card it went against is available for 259.9 Euros, so at this moment we can talk about a great price/performance ratio.


HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 Video Card is Recommended For:


We would like to thank again to HIS for making this review possible!


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