HIS together with AMD have hit one of the most looked after market segments with this card, mainstream and have filled the same place the gap between the R9 380 and the R9 390. We get 4GB of memory buffer right on the spot for this one so the occasional hiccups which appeared sometimes at WQHD (2560x1440) resolution are now gone. Bear in mind though that even if the card does wonders when running at Full-HD resolution, we would be forced sometimes to adjust the sliders at WQHD in order to be able to keep a smooth gameplay.
The cooling system is quite similar to the one we have seen with the HIS R9 380 and even spotted an interesting difference: the 380 cooling was equipped with five heatpipes while the 380X one has only four, but still manages to cool the card very well while keeping the noise levels to decent levels.
Regarding overclocking, despite the fact that the card features a mild overclock from the factory, we have noticed that it had quite a bit of “overclocking wonder juice” in it, so after testing the card for artifacts in 5MHz increments, we have got quite a performance increase:
With the card available in stores for about 279 Euros, we can clearly say that it is currently one of the best cards to get at this price point.
HIS R9 380X IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB Video Card is Recommended For:
We would like to thank again to HIS for making this review possible!