HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2015-08-10

HIS has currently two R9 380 video cards available for sale, one with 2GB buffer and the other with 4GB of GDDR5. The 4GB version is sporting the same core clock frequency, but the memory runs just a little bit higher and to be more exact 1425MHz. Considering that this card was designed for the mainstream segment, people won’t throw at it games at ultra-high resolutions and even if they would try in order to fill the extra 2GB of buffer, the GPU core won’t be exactly able to keep up reasonable FPS. The card performs well in the Full-HD area but if we would like to run games at 1440p, we should consider fiddling with the detail levels.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features


The R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB card from HIS is sporting the proven dual-86mm fan cooling system with a large heatsink and 5x 6mm wide heatpipes which help evacuate the heat from the core area.


The main cooling system is also accompanied by memory and MOSFET heat sinks to provide extra heat dissipation from these particular areas.


The power delivery is assured by a 5+1 phase system, while extra juice is supplied from two 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. HIS cards are utilizing a Dynamic Phase control PWM IC to save power for better use.


CrossFireX Ready!


The card's is armed with Crossfire Connector, ready for CrossFire & strengthened performance!


New Technology, New Experiences




With AMD 2nd generation GCN technology, the card optimizes DirectX® 12 gaming performance automatically up to 2.5 times faster! It also offers up to 4.5x compute performance and up to 95% lower GPU Idle Power Consumption!


Apps Faster & Smoother!


The card enables a “quality graphics” experience on everyday applications, giving huge performance boosts on image processing, file compression, media converter apps, and a lot more!


PCI-e 3.0 Support


Armed with the latest PCI-e 3.0 bus design maximizes performance by delivering double bandwidth per lane of PCI-e 2.x. Paired the card with the latest platforms and get the ultimate performance!


More Graphics, Less Power!


The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power & AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!


See More, Enjoy More!


The card supports 30” LCD monitors and any large size TV up to 80" feature with 16:9 ratio in amazing 4096 by 2160 resolution. Up-scaling your computer into a multimedia center with the biggest display!


Enjoy HD Beauty


With Full HD 1080p support, the card delivers high quality 1920X1080 graphics, enabling seamless full-screen video playback. See HD, hear HD and feel HD - Enjoy the beautiful graphics now with the card!


Enjoy Copy Protected Movies


The card is HDCP complaint, enabling users to play copy-protected content, such as commercial DVD movies.


Enjoy True to Life Graphics


ULTRA HD videos have resolution four times that of current HD videos, meaning images too clear that may deceive your eyes! With the card, you are set for getting the movie theatre experience to your home. You may be able to watch a video shooting the Eiffel tower and zoom it in to see your friend’s face clearly from the top! Get your eyes impressed and enjoy mind-blowing graphics with extreme clarity, depth and texture!


See More, Win More!


The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity!

Expand your game across up to 4 displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight


View More, Work Better


Having one dedicated screen just for twitter or Facebook and a second for outlook is not a dream anymore. The card features 2 Mini-display Ports for enhanced workspace flexibility. You can easily connect to two displays, including the 27” Apple LED Cinema Displays with the two Mini DisplayPorts. The dual-link DVI port allows you connect to a 30” DVI display up to 2560x1600. Resolution can even reach 4096x2160 with HDMI® , good for TV up to 80"!


Hear Better in Video Conference


Most GPUs today support only one audio stream at a time. The card, however, has Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio that can simultaneously output multiple, independent audio streams. Audio seamlessly follows the video, providing affordable multi-display, multi-audio conferencing for consumers!



Product Specifications




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