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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

Metro: Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Metro: Last Light is extremely intensive, and you can see the GIGABYTE R9 280 wasn't able to break that 60 FPS number we're after at any resolution. However, thanks to the extremely strong core clock we achieved on the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB, you can see that we're able to break the 60 FPS mark at 1680 x 1050 with a solid 66 FPS average. While moving north on the resolution table results in numbers that are too low, you can see that we do get a nice increase in performance in comparison to the GIGABYTE version.

 

 

Nexuiz

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Just like Metro: Last Light, the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC falls short of the of that 60 FPS number we're on the hunt for at any resolution. While the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB sees a nice boost thanks to our strong overclock, we still fall short of that 60 FPS, with the closest number being the 57 FPS average at 1680 x 1050.

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