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HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%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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Looking above, you can see the temperature numbers on the HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC are pretty solid. Even when overclocked, you can see we're a decent chunk into the bottom half of the graph here.

 

 

Sound Test

 

 

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter, we quickly find ourselves 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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When it comes to noise numbers, you can see the HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC sits in the middle of the pack. Overall, this is a pretty solid place to sit considering the temperature numbers are quite impressive.

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