Wednesday, April 9th 2014
HIS announced a Radeon R9 290X IceQ X² Turbo graphics card with a higher GPU factory overclock of 1060 MHz. The memory on the card is left untouched at 5.00 GHz, at which it belts out a memory bandwidth of 320 GB/s, thanks to its 512-bit wide memory interface. The card is among the only R9 290 series boards featuring a blue-colored PCB, in signature HIS fashion, and an IceQ X² cooling solution with a soft-gold color shroud and back-plate. We're not sure how well that goes with blue. The cooler is a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 10 cm fans.