Confusion with different models of HIS 7870 IceQ (Did I screw myself?)

So when looking for a card, I settled on the HIS 7870 ICEq, which got great reviews. However, when I received it, I noticed it...didn't actually resemble the card in the reviews. Ends up HIS stealth-replaced it with a card with the same name but a totally different design.

This was the original:

This was what I got:

And when checking it out, I realized that the card I *just* purchased has been discontinued. Now the "old" IceQ is still in the newegg system, but otherwise what's available is a non-IceQ that looks suspiciously like my card:

So what the heck happened? I can't find any news items on this, and it does look rather fishy; I'm wondering why the model was replaced and then discontinued.
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  1. Best answer
    The original is the IceQ Turbo, the second is the IceQ X, and the third is not an IceQ.

    If you got an X instead of a Turbo and you paid for a Turbo, then I recommend contacting whomever you bought it from and making them aware of the situation.
  2. This is the one you wanted:

    It's currently out of stock tho.
  3. Are the Xs not as good as the Turbos? The Turbo is about $40 cheaper on Newegg, apparently.

    That said, I did pay for an X - I just didn't realize there was more than one model of the IceQ 7870, so it's my bad. I'm sure X will be fine for my purposes :)

    Edit: Ah - I see the turbo is pre-overclocked. That explains that. I'm guessing I can just do that manually, though :)
  4. Best answer selected by aerothorn.
  5. The Turbo's cooler looks like it is better, but that's speculation on my part. I'm sure that you'll at least be happy with the card that you have.
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