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HIS iPower IceQ X² OC Radeon R9 290 DirectX 11.2 H290QMC4GD 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

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  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Boost Clock 967MHz
  • 2 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • PCI Express 3.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/17/2016 4:25:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very powerful card for the price

Cons: It suddenly died and no longer works.

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  • John G.
  • 11/20/2015 2:11:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running strong and quiet

Pros: Nearly a year later and it's still running perfectly.
Silent in desktop use, not noticeable while you're gaming unless you game without audio. (A million times better than the R290 reference design, which sounds like a vacuum cleaner.)
One of the faster 290 cards.

Cons: It's an R290, which means it's power-hungry and needs two 8-pin connectors, so you'll need a real power supply. But this is a problem with all 290s, not just this card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/18/2015 11:53:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: Excellent card for the price. As far as I can tell, this is probably the best performance you will get in a card at around this price point (low-mid $200s range). The card runs relatively cool and quiet for an R9 290 as well, assuming you have a case with decent airflow and manually configure the fan speed.

Cons: The card is massive and will certainly have clearance issues with a lot of cases.

Additionally, it may be a bit of a risk to buy this card based off the number of poor reviews of it here on Newegg. I've had it a little over three months and have had no problems, but of course YMMV.

Other Thoughts: A lot of people think the card is ugly, but I actually kind of like it. It's a nice change from the standard black or black/red seen on most cards these days.

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  • charissa b.
  • 9/10/2015 8:01:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Great Gpu awesome fps stay cool and quiet ! Best card iv had yet! 6 months still going strong

Cons: none so far

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  • marc b.
  • 8/8/2015 8:05:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome card

Pros: yup great card. been buying HIS for while now

Cons: no cons!

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  • Miguel A.
  • 7/21/2015 4:04:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsIt died after a month

Pros: it was really good and quiet. Also it was cool to the touch all the time. I even brought two on them.

Cons: Some how after the warranty literally ended the gpu just dies. I doubt that the company will give me a refund or swap my gpu's. I switched back to my other gpu and they worked fine with the computer but i only got 40 fps instead of the 60+ i got with this gpu. What shame.

Other Thoughts: If the company would give me a refund or swap my gpu's i'll def write another review for an update.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We are sorry for your situation and suggest you try to check following steps.
1. Try the latest driver to check it. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
2. 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.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our customer service department directly.

Best Regards
HIS Customer Service (webenquiry@hightech.com.hk)

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  • Jason W.
  • 7/14/2015 7:15:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsr9 290

Pros: None

Cons: card failed after 30 days

Other Thoughts: dont buy

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 (webenquiry@hightech.com.hk)

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  • Richard D.
  • 6/3/2015 10:23:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFollow-up

Pros: Runs cool and quiet.

Cons: Not as fast as other R9 290s

Other Thoughts: I just wanted to give a follow-up from my last review. I had RMA'd one of my HIS ICEQ 2x R9 290s after my system started black-screening and hanging. After weeks of testing every component and reinstalling Windows 7 I removed the card and put it in another system. The new system started hanging and black screening just like the first so I RMA'd the card. TO HIS's credit they sent me an RMA number and replaced the card no questions asked. They sent me what looked like a brand new card - in new packaging.

I installed it in my system and it works fine, except this card performs even worse than the other two ICEQ 2x cards I had originally purchased and reviewed! I don't know what it is but I did notice that GPU-Z reports the new card as having Samsung memory. I have seen R9 290s with Elpida and Hynix but not Samsung. I don't know how good or bad Samsung GDDR5 is but its something I will look into.

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 (webenquiry@hightech.com.hk)

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  • Trent W.
  • 6/1/2015 9:39:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat When it works

Pros: Powerful card. Ran pretty much everything i could throw at it at maximum graphics. Never noticed any real slowdown. Looked nice in the case. Not as loud as expecting given its size/

Cons: The card has the dreaded black screen video loss, which apparently effects the 290/290x series of cards, that i didn't learn about til after purchasing the card and using it. Card runs games usually for 30 minutes to an hour, then loses video. Ive spend many hours reading forums and trying different solutions to no help. I tried windows 7 and windows 8, almost all the latest amd drivers/beta drivers in different configurations, updated bios and chip sets, underclocked the card, carefuly watched card temperatures/ fan controls, tried in different machines, changed bios voltages, etc. You name it, i tried it. Nothing worked.

Other Thoughts: You just have to hope and get lucky that your card doesn't come with this defect. Its a solid card when working.

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 (webenquiry@hightech.com.hk)

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  • Jordan P.
  • 5/21/2015 2:12:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate Review

Pros: -Decently priced 290, but there are others in this range now if you look.
-Runs the Witcher 3@55-60fps no problem with all settings on high( -Nvidia Hairworks)
-Runs GTA 5@55-60fps all settings on high
-Just going to assume it runs all modern games that do not incorporate some type of Nvidia Gameworks really well.

Cons: -The default fan settings on this card are horrible, and it's likely why so many users have reported the card failing in the first month or so. See other thoughts for more on this.
-It's still ugly, I would love to hear the philosophy behind it the style guide on this thing.
- It's only marked as "on sale" because it occasionally is bumped up to $300 from $249, but that's just business I suppose.

Other Thoughts: So this card shoots right up to 85c when gaming, I have recorded temperatures as high as 89c. This is absolutely horrible for a non-reference cooler. The default settings have this card only kicking into 100% fan speed once it hits 90c, which is a huge mistake IMO. I believe it's the reason so many of them have failed other users.

If you just run MSI Afterburner and set the fans to kick up to 100% at 72-74c you will save this card months, maybe years of life. With this change I was able to bring gaming temps down 14 degrees constant. Doesn't seem like much, but the difference between 89c and 75c is significant.

Also a question for MSI, is there any after market cooler support for this card? I am wondering if the Artctic IV or Kraken G10 would fit?

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 (webenquiry@hightech.com.hk)

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