We have yet another R9 270X graphics card on the test bench for review today as we take a look at a second HIS graphics card in quick succession. This HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost 2GB graphics card we have here today comes with the same IceQ X² cooler we saw on the HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost 3GB graphics card that we reviewed a few weeks ago, if that’s anything to go by then this graphics card will have impressive cooling performance. For those of you who are yet to read our AMD R9 270X review we encourage you to do that because today we are not reviewing the R9 270X per sé, but instead what HIS have done with their version of it. AMD’s R9 270X has a stock clock of 1050MHz core and 1400MHz memory, HIS have bumped that up to 1140MHz core and 1400MHz memory making it the highest clocked R9 270X we’ve tested so far.
The particular version of this card that we received was simply a card inside a plain HIS digital box. It came with just a DVI to VGA adapter but of course the full retail package for this will have different packaging and a wider range of accessories which are clearly listed on the product page here.