HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2

Published: 18th Oct 2014, 09:57 GMT

Conclusion

Time to wrap things up.

As for the review itself: Originally I was planning to make this review on one page. However once I added more content it became obvious that there were far too many charts and pictures to to keep things tidy. With multi-page review you are able to skip the boring parts and jump right into the topics that are important to you.

Performance rating
GAMESSYNTHETIC BENCHMARKSOVERALL
1080p1440p1080p + 1440p
AVG FPS(%)AVG FPS(%)(%)(%)(%)
EVGA GTX 760 SuperClocked ACX65.293.7%42.192.5%93.1%92.2%92.7%
HIS R9 280 IceQ X² OC65.994.6%45.199.3%97.0%101.8%99.4%
HIS R9 285 IceQ X² OC69.6100.0%45.5100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo75.3108.2%52.5115.3%111.8%117.3%114.%
Palit GTX 770 JetStream82.5118.5%54.4119.6%119.1%114.6%116.8%
HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo94.5137.7%69.8153.6%144.6%155.7%150.2%
Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti OC110.1158.1%79.5175.9%166.5%177.7%172.1%

 

Review Contents
Page 1Introduction
Page 2Overview HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² OC
Page 3Overview HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC
Page 4Overview HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 5Overview HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 6Overview EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX
Page 7Overview Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream
Page 8Overview Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC
Page 9Testing platform and methodology
Page 10Games Batman: Arkham Origins ● BioShock Infinite ● Total War: Rome 2 ● Alien:Isolation
Page 11Games Company of Heroes 2 ● GRID Autosport ● Hitman Absolution ● Watch Dogs
Page 12Games Metro: Last Light ● Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ● Tomb Raider
Page 13Games Battlefield 4 ● THIEF ● Sniper Elite III
Page 14Test 3DMark Fire Strike ● Catzilla ● CompuBench
Page 15Test ComputeMark ● TessMark ● Luxxmark
Page 16Test Power consumption ● Temperature
Page 17Test Overclocking
Page 18Conclusion


HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X2 OC (H285QMB2GD)

Performance - 85 %
Cooling and Design - 85 %
Overclocking - 80 %
Price and Bundles - 100 %

1080p performance
Quiet and efficient cooling solution
Never Settle Gold Reward (3 Games)
Power consumption higher than expected

88%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC (H280QMC3G2M)

Performance - 85 %
Cooling and Design - 85 %
Overclocking - 100 %
Price and Bundles - 100 %

Great overclocking potential
Good 1440p gaming experience
Custom PCB
Never Settle Gold Reward (3 Games)
Color scheme

93%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo (H280XQMT3G2M)

Performance - 90 %
Cooling and Design - 85 %
Overclocking - 100 %
Price and Bundles - 100 %

Efficient cooling solution
Good overclocking
Custom PCB
Never Settle Gold Reward (3 Games)
Color scheme

94%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo (H290XQMT4GD)

Performance - 100 %
Cooling and Design - 85 %
Overclocking - 60 %
Price and Bundles - 100 %

Backplate
Good performance with Mantle
Factory-overclocked memory
Custom PCB
Never Settle Gold Reward (3 Games)
Poor overclocking
Color scheme

86%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC (GV-N78TOC-3GD)

Performance - 100 %
Cooling and Design - 95 %
Overclocking - 100 %
Price and Bundles - 75 %

Efficient cooling solution
Lots of overclocking headroom
Custom PCB
Expensive

93%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream (NE5X770S1042-1045J)

Performance - 90 %
Cooling and Design - 80 %
Overclocking - 90 %
Price and Bundles - 70 %

Efficient cooling solution
Good overclocking potential
Above-average performance
Custom PCB
Cooler design

83%





HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2 WhyCry

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX (02G-P4-2765-KR)

Performance - 80 %
Cooling and Design - 85 %
Overclocking - 90 %
Price and Bundles - 90 %

Good overclocking
Quality bundle
Noisy fan

86%







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