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HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC Video Card Review (Page 1)

HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC Video Card Review

Moving away from the higher-end video cards as of late, we check out the mid-range HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC. Let's see what Shawn thinks.

Shawn Baker | Jul 24, 2014 at 08:51 am CDT - 2 mins, 43 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Introduction of the HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC

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Recently if feels like in my own personal categories the focus has been on the higher-end segment of hardware. As much as we love those super-fast and super-expensive pieces of hardware, there's no denying that they continue to be out of reach for a lot of people. Today we move back to the middle of the video card pack to see what's going on with one of AMD's mid-range video cards.

The Radeon R9 270X 2GB from AMD managed to do what most of the R series of cards did, and that was impress us. Sitting around the $200 mark, the model hit at a great price point and provided some fantastic performance. It's been a while since we've looked at the model, and we're looking forward to seeing just what's going on with the model in more ways than one.

It will be interesting to see how the model compares to the original reference video card we looked at with its launch driver. We've also expanded our benchmark line up since the launch and it will be great to see what's going on with the mid-range model in some of the more recent releases.

The particular version of the R9 270X 2GB we're looking at today comes from HIS and falls into the IceQ X2 Turbo Boost series. We've looked at a couple of IceQ X2 cards from HIS and been impressed with them, albeit the particular ones we've been looking at have sat at the top of the pyramid. Still, let's leave it at that and see what happens with the mid-range R9 270X 2GB when HIS get its hands-on it.

Package - What comes inside the box

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Taking a look at the package, you can see the overall design is very typical. We've got that IceQ X2 design with the series mentioned in the middle. Across the top, you can see the HIS logo, along with the Turbo one, while the bottom gives us the model and some of the main features which include 2GB GDDR5 and 4K support.

Turning the box over, you can see we've got a rundown of some of the main features including Full Solid State Capacitors, IceQ X2 Cooling Technology and Dynamic Phase Control PWM IC.

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Diving inside the package, it's pretty standard. We've got a little booklet which carries with it a driver CD, Multi-Language Quick Install Guide and a HIS case sticker. Along with this, you can see the bundle also includes a DVI to VGA connector to round things off.

We haven't got much, but to be completely honest, you will most likely not use any of it either way, as you should grab the latest driver from the AMD website and VGA monitors are hardly common these days.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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