Product Photos -HIS Radeon R9-280 IceQ X2 Turbo
So the HIS IceQ X2 Turbo edition R9-280 is a 3GB version with that popular IceQ X2 cooler. It actually has twoPCI-E PEG power connectors and a dual BIOS as well.
The 280 is armed with 3GB @ 5 Gbps / 384-bit to get you a little more leash with resolutions and image quality settings. But let's quickly look at the packaging first shall we?
Included with all cards will be a manual and a demo and driver disc, power converters and monitor connector converters. The card has been designed to be a nice match for Full HD gaming, up-to 1080P. The reality though is that the Radeon R9 280 honestly is little more than a Radeon HD 7950 with the same GPU, a few BIOS tweaks and a new cooler mounted on top of it.
We see a blue looking card from HIS. The 4.3 billion-transistor 28nm Tahiti Pro based core is tied to a massive 3GB memory -- which is plenty by any standard for a product in this range. Being Radeon HD 7950 GHz (Tahiti Pro) based also means that the specs are fairly similar, 1792 shader processor running up-to a core frequency of 9.53 GHz. The 3 GB GDDR5 graphics memory runs on a 384-bit wide bus.