Product on Review: R9 270X IceQ X2 TURBO 2GB
Manufacturer and Sponsor: HIS
Street Price: £149.99 inc. VAT (GBP)
In these times of austerity, value for money is very much at the forefront of gamer’s minds when seeking out a graphics card. The AMD R9 270X looked to strike a balance between cost and performance and succeeded but like the flagship card, fell short in terms of cooling and acoustic ability. HIS aim to rectify this oversight by using their IceQ x2 cooling solution. Add to this one of the fastest factory overclocks on the 270X and HIS may well have a winner on their hands.
HIS have five different variants of the R9-270X, each with different factory overclock and heatsink. Some have the ICEQ X cooler while others, such as the item we have for evaluation today, have the ICEQ X2. It has a massive 1100MHz clockspeed as standard which is some 200MHz faster than entry level 270X. With the Tahiti LE at it's heart, the HIS R9 270X ICEQ X2 TURBO might just have enough to topple our current favourite mid-range GPU, the NVIDIA GTX760.
HIS is proud to be AMD's Authorized 1st Tier AIB Partner, Certified Partner and Launching Partner. Long term and favourable relationship with AMD, enable HIS to work closely with AMD to promote the HIS AMD Graphics Board; and to strive for best value on the marketing and sales of HIS AMD Product Line. In Sept 2003, HIS incorporated the state-of-the art Supreme Cooling Technology in the award winning HIS 9800Pro IceQ, which caught the attention of worldwide media. Since then, HIS IceQ series and the latest IceQ X series has been the limelight in the market for its outstanding performance and features over the other rivals. Today, HIS continues its avid commitment to quality product and service. HIS is certain to be Your Choice of Graphics Board Supplier.