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HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:05 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing

 

 

4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity), 3840 x 2160 brings a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

To make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.

 

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With the resolution cranked up, you can see that the strong core clock we achieved on the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB helps close the gap between the R9 280 and R9 280X.

 

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While we do see a nice boost in performance, the overall average is still too low for the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB at this resolution.

 

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While the minimum doesn't look too bad under Hitman: Absolution, the average FPS is just way too low.

 

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Moving to Tomb Raider, you can see that the 4K the intensity of the game is just too much for all of our setups here.

 

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Similar to what we saw with Hitman: Absolution, we can see a good minimum FPS here, but unfortunately the 39 FPS average is just way too low.

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