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I cant seem to find much info searching around for the HIS 290x Iceq X2, i found http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX50725 at my local store. anyone have any idea when this got released?

Its very strange that i cant find anything about this card, and the card also states it as crossfire bridges.

Sry in advance if this is a stupid question.
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It's the HIS cooler with a custom PCB but seems expensive. Don't really know what you mean by 'Crossfire bridges'. Almost any high-end AMD card comes with a Crossfire bridge to connect another card for a multi GPU setup.

Have you seen this PowerColor 290X for 579$ with BF4 ?
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

It's the HIS cooler with a custom PCB but seems expensive. Don't really know what you mean by 'Crossfire bridges'. Almost any high-end AMD card comes with a Crossfire bridge to connect another card for a multi GPU setup.

Have you seen this PowerColor 290X for 579$ with BF4 ?
I may be wrong but doesn't AMD crossfire via the boards now? not the crossfire bridges?
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Originally Posted by Skye12977 View Post

I may be wrong but doesn't AMD crossfire via the boards now? not the crossfire bridges?

True, but I think you can still use the bridges too.

Only reason I mentioned it was because I didn't really know what info the OP is looking for with the below statement:

'....and the card also states it as crossfire bridges...'
Edited by eXXon - 3/21/14 at 5:11pm
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Gnc2.0 doesnt requires bridges
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I started this thread for 2 reasons.

1) i want to get the lightning, but IDK when/If my store will have it. when is saw the overpriced iceq x2 i was curious to see if my store gets the newest stuff asap, or if its an old card that they just got months after release. i couldn't find ANY store selling or any reviewer talking about this card, seems like a ghost.

2) i was confused about the Xfire bridges, i know that the 290x is suppose to use pcie 3 for the CF bridge.

this is a strange card, no one has it or is talking about it. and it comes with Xfire bridges, which should not exists.
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I started this thread for 2 reasons.

1) i want to get the lightning, but IDK when/If my store will have it. when is saw the overpriced iceq x2 i was curious to see if my store gets the newest stuff asap, or if its an old card that they just got months after release. i couldn't find ANY store selling or any reviewer talking about this card, seems like a ghost.

2) i was confused about the Xfire bridges, i know that the 290x is suppose to use pcie 3 for the CF bridge.

this is a strange card, no one has it or is talking about it. and it comes with Xfire bridges, which should not exists.
Strange doesn't always make it good, that's fully assume why people don't talk about it I assume.


kinda like these 2:

Asus Mars (Basically dual 760 GPU)


Asus Poseidon (I didn't look into what GPU this was)

The lightning cooling is awesome (I use the 780 lightning).
I'd honestly wait for the 290 Lightning price to come down.
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Apparently, HIS only now have officially released the 290X Iceq X2:
http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/his_radeon_r9_290x_ipower_iceq_x2_turbo_graphics_card.html

Pretty sure a review will shortly follow.
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I mean 800+ dollars for a 290x? Basicly a regular 290x is worth less than 400 in my eyes. I see no need to even buy a 290x because a OC 290 can get close to the performance to a OC 290x if im not wrong. Specially fun for those thet bought high end 290x with elpidia memory, getting crash and black screen at stock OC smile.gif. AMD is loosing it just like with the cpus.
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