HIS' Radeon R9 290X IceQ X2 Looks Like a Picasso

HIS has officially announced its new high-end Radeon R9 290X IceQ X2 Turbo graphics card. This graphics card is a factory overclocked R9 290X, which is only possible with a custom cooler featured by this card.

The GPU aboard is clocked at 1060 MHz out of the box. Naturally, this being an R9 290X means that the frequency is actually up to 1060 MHz, though we imagine that the cooler that HIS has equipped the card with will be capable, under almost all conditions, of keeping the card running cool enough to run at full speed. Memory is clocked at the reference 5.0 GHz.

The cooler is gold-colored with silver accents, has two 100 mm fans, as well as an aluminum fin array by which heat is fed through a handful of heatpipes. The card also carries a black backplate with white accents. These colors are combined with a blue PCB. The color combination is somewhat questionable, though. If you're going for a Picasso look inside your chassis, it might work out well with a wild assortment of other colors.

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  • burninator
    HIS cards are UGggglyyy
  • dwatterworth
    Agree, for those blessed with the gift of vision, this card is quite bad. Maybe there was a sale on gold paint? Black or Gray might have been far more preferable. It'd be interesting to see a study on sales figures vs aesthetic.
  • rad666
    Sadly, I have to say that is one UGLY card...but that rarely matters to me since the insides of my computer isn't on display, but those of you with clear sided cases (and a modicum of taste), should run away from this card no matter the performance.