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

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
    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
    Anonymous said:
    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
    I prefer white pcb than black our blue. black can acomulate amount of heat...
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