AIB partner HIS has announced its new R9-280X iPower IceQX2 graphics card. The graphics card features some attributes over the reference design, making it a very appealing card.
First, it features the iPower design. This means that the card has a couple of extra VRM phases, which should help overclocking and stability. The card also features a factory-overclocked GPU, which runs at 1000 MHz, as compared to the reference 850 MHz. Beyond that, the card features 3 GB of GDDR5 memory. The iTurbo software allows the user to control various aspects of the card, including fan speeds and overclocks.
HIS has also equipped the card with its IceQX2 cooler, which it calls a 'state of the art' cooler. It has two fans, a number of heat pipes, as well as large aluminum blocks. All-in-all, it should operate at idle noise levels of about 28 dB. HIS has also strengthened the card with a metal RIB.
There was no word on pricing or availability.