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

Published: 18th Oct 2014, 09:57 GMT

Our testing platform:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Processor (@ 4.5 GHz)
  • Motherboard: MSI MPOWER Z77
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10
  • SSD: Samsung EVO 250
  • PSU: OCZ ZX-Series 850W SLI
  • Display: Yamakasi Catleap Q270 LED
  • OS: Windows 8.1 PRO
  • GPUs:
    • HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC (Catalyst 14.9.1)
    • HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² OC (Catalyst 14.9.1)
    • HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo (Catalyst 14.9.1)
    • HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo (Catalyst 14.9.1)
    • EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX (GeForce 344.11)
    • Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream (GeForce 344.11)
    • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC (GeForce 344.11)

We will be comparing both DirectX11 and Mantle (if possible). In most games we use maximum quality presets. Technologies specifically designed by either NVIDIA or AMD were disabled, that includes PhysX and TressFX.

Most games are tested using internal benchmarks. For games like Battlefield 4 or Watch Dogs we developed our own test runs that can be easily repeated.

The final results are averaged from three runs, which are always initiated by a cold run (which is particularly important for Alien: Isolation).

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