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HIS iPower IceQ X² OC H290QMC4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Joseph B.
  • 3/4/2015 6:48:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPaperweight

Pros: Dual Fan - Specs too good to be true

Cons: Major driver issues. Will only work when installed with generic win7 drivers. I thought it may have been the power supply or the motherboard.... ended up replacing both... another $300 on top of this $250 card... same sad story. Freezes up when you install any version of the Catalyst Drivers.

Other Thoughts: CAUTION newegg will not let you return this... exchange only... I will never buy another AMD card again... Stick with Nvidia... the time lost in RMA and shipping back and forth could have gotten me an Nvida card with less head aches. SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!

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  • Adam K.
  • 2/24/2015 7:41:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Too Hot

Pros: * Temp (Run in a good airflow system)
* Performance
* Cost ($250 at the time of review compared to the cheapest 970 at $320)

Cons: * Took like 10 Years to Wiggle my 8 PIN Connectors into this card.

Other Thoughts: Heat...
When it comes to the 290 and 290X there is definitely a discussion to be had when it comes to heat.
With looking into Graphics Card options to replace my 7850 it became rapidly apparent that people online would say that the 290 runs a little hot and therefore people should just get a 970 instead.
I also knew that one day I would want to Crossfire/SLI whatever card it was that I got. Something I have talked about doing for a long time with past cards but whenever the time came to Crossfire/SLI the card wasn't made anymore.
A lot of people online will say that the 970 is the best card for it's price. When looking into the 290 vs the 970 I found the FPS was generally better on the 970. However compared to the HIS 290 OC the cost was too much. An OC 290 performs fairly close to and sometimes beats a 970. And at the time of purchase this card only cost me $250 versus the cheapest 970 at $320.
All of these aspects out of the way I still had to look at Heat. I have a Cooler Master Storm Trooper Case with 2 AF120 Quiet Editions on the Front for intake, as well as 2 More Exhaust Fans on my Corsair H110 in a Pull Configuration and a final 140 Exhaust on the Back. My System would normally Idle at around 32-36 Depending on the temperature in the room when I had my HIS IceQ X 7850 Turbo installed.
Now with the HIS IceQ X2 290 OC installed the idle is in the 36-40 Range. I also only have my fans set to the Middle Speed Setting on the front panel of the Storm Trooper
Given the performance difference of these 2 cards this is an extremely comfortable heat increase. The 7850 is not nearly as powerful a card and obviously would produce less heat. In saying that though I would highly recommend only getting this card if you have the cooling ability in place to cool off your system.

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  • wesley s.
  • 2/23/2015 8:45:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterrible card

Pros: Blazing fast when it was working.

Cons: Got this card last week and it worked fine for a few days. Then it decided to die on me the day after I sent in my rebate. Go get something else.

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  • christopher l.
  • 2/15/2015 9:20:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: it looks pretty

Cons: Installed everything and had it working for 20 minutes then crashed. Restarted everything to only have it crash on me again 10 minutes later. Went to restart and now the monitor doesn't turn on with the pc.

Other Thoughts: I tried everything under the sun to make this work but no dice. Was able to plug my old HIS 6870 card in and everything fired right up perfectly. My only conclusion is that it's a bad card. So hopefully the RMA process goes smoothly and I can have another one sooner rather than later.

My Build:
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
HIS IceQ X² OC Radeon 6870 1GB
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 watt
ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866
Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SSD
Logitech G500 mouse
Corsair Vengeance 1500 gaming headphones
NZXT Phantom 410 case
23.5" LG LCD monitor
Saitek Cyborg gaming keyboard (don't like it)

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  • DYLAN R.
  • 2/1/2015 1:59:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt won't work

Pros: good price within competition

Cons: It doesn't work. I have tried everything to use this card and its becoming clear that I have wasted a lot of money. I have tried several times to contact HIS about what I can do, however without a clear tech support number, this is difficult. All I can find is a place to ask a question, which I have done, and have yet to receive a response. I am very disappointed that I am stranded with no help from HIS. I expected better. Correct me if I'm wrong

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  • Oscar M.
  • 1/29/2015 2:23:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy bad

Pros: My previous review was incorrect. The issue was not with my graphics card, instead a brand new DVI cable that I purchased was broken, replacing it solved my problem entirely. It's powerful and quiet.

Cons: It's really big

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  • Oscar M.
  • 1/28/2015 2:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt worked great for 3 whole days.

Pros: when it worked it worked pretty well.

Cons: after using it for an extensive period of time (3 days) it began showing me green streaks across my monitor that flicker a lot, and now every so often it blacks out the screen for half a second. It's not the monitor because I tried using integrated graphics and the problem ceased.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2015 9:43:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: cool



sturdy build

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: did some overclocking on it for me it runs on

core 1000MHz
mem 1300MHz

without even pumping more power or voltage in it,i tested far cry 4 on ultra for 6 or so hours and it just devour that game.

Seriously impressed and will buy another one for x-fire.

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  • James G.
  • 1/17/2015 4:09:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple

Pros: For a R290 the heat stays under control very well idle at 31C game play average of 61C which is considerably lower than the 7970 reference. No need to overclock as it comes manufacture OC'd. In BF4 had an FPS increase a near average of 30 on most levels over my reference 7970. Dolphin runs great. I have experienced zero issues.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: This thing is absolutely massive. Didn't pose a problem for me, but unless your platform is built around a full tower you will find it to be a tight fit. Make sure when you install this card to completely uninstall catalyst and do a fresh install for it to detect the card correctly. I have had zero problems with this product thus far and at purchase I got a twenty dollar gift card to bump.

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  • Gregory L.
  • 1/8/2015 3:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarabage Company

Pros: Very Fast when it runs

Cons: Everything else.
Multiple failures, graphic artifacts, Pay to exchange on you end.

Other Thoughts: This is the first time in 30 years of building computers that I tried HIS. NEVER AGAIN!
Absolute junk. Have RMA'd to company at my own expense (no re-imbursement of $15 a pop) twice in 3 months. It would have been twice in a week if re-imbursment didn't take almost the whole 3 months it self. I finally counted it as a loss at bought a different brand and it works flawlessly.
This Card and Company is junk. When works it's crazy fast. The other 90% of the time it's graphic artifacts or no output. I have backup cards with same processor family to test with and it's the HIS card.
I have been building PC's for 30 years and 1000+ graphics cards without any real issues. This company is plain worthless. DO NOT give then your money!!! Look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We are sorry for your situation and suggest you try to check following steps.
1. If possible verify the HIS graphics card on another working system or verify another working card on your motherboard. Need to ensure that the platform is no problem.
2. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our customer service department directly.

Best Regards
HIS Customer Service (

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