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HIS Radeon R9 290X IceQ X2 Turbo Spotted, Coming Soon

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HIS' Radeon R9-290X IceQ X2 has been posted on a UK-based webshop.

A British webshop, Overclockers UK, has listed the HIS Radeon R9 290X IceQ X2 Turbo graphics card. This graphics card is a custom Radeon R9 290X solution, and as such features a non-reference cooler.

The Unit's PCB appears to be blue, though it remains unclear whether the PCB, beyond the color, is of a custom design. The IceQ X2 cooler on the unit carries two 89 mm fans, along with a pair of eight heat pipes parallel to another three 6 mm heat pipes.

There was no clear word on the card's clock speeds, but if the increase in clocks is the same as that of other custom solutions, then it's reasonable to expect about a 40 MHz bump over the reference 1000 MHz clock speed.

The card is not available for direct purchase yet, but rather for preorder. It'll become yours sometime in January if you preorder for £499.99.

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    ShadyHamster , December 22, 2013 2:41 AM
    What is it with manufacturers insisting on using blue pcb's it doesn't match anything.
    Black pcb's please.
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    xroe , December 22, 2013 3:04 AM
    Quote:
    What is it with manufacturers insisting on using blue pcb's it doesn't match anything.
    Black pcb's please.


    I don't know about any manufacturers other then Sapphire and HIS using blue pbc's and the reason they use them is the color blue is similar to the shade most common in sapphires and blue goes with HIS's theme of ice and general coldness.
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    Amdlova , December 22, 2013 5:48 AM
    I prefer white pcb than black our blue. black can acomulate amount of heat...
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    robax91 , December 22, 2013 5:48 AM
    The performance will probably be good, however cream on blue is awful.
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    eklipz330 , December 22, 2013 6:48 AM
    Why does the color matter so much? It's a PC, you use it to do awesome things. If you pick a color over performance, you are a console peasant at heart
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    thundervore , December 22, 2013 7:11 AM
    I completely agree about the PCB color. It was one of the deciding factors when I brought my 660TI. I was going to go Gigabyte to match my Gigabyte Z77 board but having a black motherboard PCB then a blue GPU PCB put the color scheme off.

    Still waiting for manufactures to provide black PCI brackets instead of the standard Silver too. So far NZXT and Orico are the only OEMs I know that provide them with their PCI products.
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    redgarl , December 22, 2013 7:20 AM
    I was waiting for their work. I bought two HIS 6850 3 years ago and I never regretted it. Can't wait to see how they tame this beast.
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    redgarl , December 22, 2013 7:22 AM
    Lol... color... please...

    By the way, black don't attract heat, but sun light which result in more heat since black absorb the whole spectrum.
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    jimmysmitty , December 22, 2013 8:50 AM
    Quote:
    Why does the color matter so much? It's a PC, you use it to do awesome things. If you pick a color over performance, you are a console peasant at heart


    Some people want their PC to be a certain theme or color. I wont do white anything as I feel that's the old PC style and it reminds me of the white that went beige.

    I get it though, if you spend $500+ on a GPU you want it to appeal in looks to you.

    I recently did something I normally don't. I bought a $300 dollar motherboard, the Maximus VI Formula. One was the superior components but second was that I don't like the new gold theme Asus has (preferred the old blue) but am ok with red.

    Plus I felt like spoiling myself for once with a high end mobo.

    So I plan to replaced my HD7970 Vapor-X with a R9 290/290X from Asus to match my new red/black theme. It will look nice to me which is what matters the most.
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    Devoteicon , December 22, 2013 8:50 AM
    To me, the ugliest part is the price.
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    mforce2 , December 22, 2013 9:16 AM
    Ice, Ice baby :) ) Sorry but I couldn't help it
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    Calculatron , December 22, 2013 9:31 AM
    At first I thought it was an armored personnel carrier.
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    Darkk , December 22, 2013 12:20 PM
    Dammit.. what's up with these spam posts?
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    rRansom , December 22, 2013 2:58 PM
    Got a problem with the color of the PCB?

    Got two words for you: Back plate
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    HKILLER , December 22, 2013 4:35 PM
    the GIGABYTE OC version is out for 700$...i hope tom's hardware do a round up and let us know if they are worth 700$....why 700$?? the whole thing about R9 290X was the price performance now that it's as much as a GTX 780 Ti there isn't much about it!!!!500$-550$ you couldn't beat the price/performance but now....
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    irish_adam , December 22, 2013 4:44 PM
    Quote:
    Why does the color matter so much? It's a PC, you use it to do awesome things. If you pick a color over performance, you are a console peasant at heart


    I totally agree, you pick the best performance card (price/performance/acoustic) and screw the colour. Its not like you ever have to look at it unless you have a windowed case but the acoustics sucks on those things anyway.

    colour coordinating the inside of your PC is just sad.
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    iam2thecrowe , December 22, 2013 6:11 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Why does the color matter so much? It's a PC, you use it to do awesome things. If you pick a color over performance, you are a console peasant at heart


    I totally agree, you pick the best performance card (price/performance/acoustic) and screw the colour. Its not like you ever have to look at it unless you have a windowed case but the acoustics sucks on those things anyway.

    colour coordinating the inside of your PC is just sad.


    what is sad is that you judge other people for what they like to do. What does it matter to you?
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    rdc85 , December 22, 2013 6:34 PM
    As former owner of 2x HIS 5770. I know their cooler is good..

    I know gold means prosperity in Chinese culture, but blue + gold..........(weird)

    (I think black gold, red gold is better than blue gold)
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    bigshootr8 , December 23, 2013 3:09 AM
    I don't mind a blue PCB but what I don't like is white on blue. Black and blue works but not white and blue with white being the more heavy color in the card. White and black all the way.
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    RexlanVonSquish , December 23, 2013 8:36 AM
    Seriously guys, come on. Stop worrying about the color. You'll only see the blue PCB inside your computer if you've got a window and you can't even see the 'top' of the cooler because they get flipped during installation. It's not a huge deal unless you're REALLY OCD, at which point you probably have already spent a small fortune on color-matching every part in your computer anyway.

    Don't see the big deal. It's a graphics card and it's apparently a pretty good one.
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