HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

by - 6 years ago


A Closer Look

A pair of 80mm fans should give this much more cooling performance then the reference design card.

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HIS equip their traditional blue PCB to match their “Ice” theme.

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The card draws power in through a single 6 pin PCIe connector.

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The HIS R7 260X is a dual slot card with a single CrossFireX connector. It is a relatively compact graphics card even by R7 260X standards.

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The bottom of the card is pretty much closed off by the outer plastic shroud.

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The rear I/O has HDMI, DisplayPort and dual DVI. DisplayPort (60Hz) and HDMI (30Hz) give you routes to 4K if you happen to have a 4K display.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Test System and Procedures
  4. 3DMark
  5. 3DMark 11
  6. Unigine Heaven 4.0
  7. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  8. Batman: Arkham Origins
  9. Battlefield 4
  10. Bioshock Infinite
  11. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  12. Metro: Last Light
  13. Tomb Raider
  14. Performance Summary
  15. CryptoCurrency Mining Performance (Scrypt)
  16. Compute Performance
  17. Noise Levels
  18. Power Consumption
  19. Temperatures
  20. Overclocking & Overclocked Performance
  21. Final Thoughts
  22. View All

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6 Comments on HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

  • Avatar Derek Johnstone Macrae says:

    I have to ask myself, has amd shot themselves, and the 260x by releasing the 265 ?……probably, buying an overclocked 260x for the same price as a stock 265 will never make sense, seeing as they cost the same, but the 265 is around 35% faster.

    • Avatar Ryan Martin says:

      Yes I agree, I think AMD have priced a lot of the R7 series way too close for comfort. But I guess from a consumer standpoint the more options the better right?

      Edit: also I think a lot of the problem is when AMD reduced the R7 260X MSRP down from $140 to $120 a lot of retailers didn’t drop prices in response. Then when the R7 265 came out you find a lot of R7 260Xs with a similar price. But if you can pick up a decent R7 260X for $120 then that’s 20% cheaper for a card that is 20-25% slower so in my opinion that’s a decent deal.

  • Avatar Casecutter says:

    Notice in the OC page that you said the GTX 750Ti was an OC card?

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