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HIS iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 H280XQM3G2M 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 850 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1000MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16


- Relative to the 290x, it's pretty cool (hottest it gets in crossfire is 78c)
- Not annoyingly loud. Definitely quieter than a blower fan
- 700kh/s right out of the box
- Runs games great


- Fans can rattle a bit. I ordered 3 of these cards and 2 of them had small rattles that eventually went away.
- Fins are VERY delicate and easily bend
- This card is incredibly long. Just make sure you do you research before buying. Fits in my Coolermaster HAF XB Evo without any issues
- These cards offgas a bit at first*

Other Thoughts:

*To clarify, when you first use most cards, they tend to create that new electronic equipment smell for a little while. Out of the 3 I ordered, I had one that ran about 10c hotter under identical conditions than the other 2 and, as a result I suppose, had a much stronger smell. The smell drove me nuts (I imagine this was because the card was overheating getting up to 90c), and the temp difference was just not acceptable, so I had to RMA it. Knocked off an egg for that.

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  • Jared P.
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

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