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HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB OCed Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 8, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Temperature Test

 

 

The temperature of the core is pulled from MSI Afterburner with the max reading used after a completed run of 3DMark Vantage at the Performance preset.

 

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Cranking up the voltages and core clocks on the HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB makes the card run warm. You can see, though, we're below the reference cooler. If you want to keep the temps down, you could always choose to not overclock the card.

 

 

Sound Test

 

 

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter, we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

 

After five minutes of that, we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

 

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Noise levels on the card are pretty strong, and you can see we're sitting towards the middle of the pack. Considering the extra voltage and the clocks we're dealing with, the cooler numbers aren't bad at all.

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