HIS Radeon RX 480 IceQ X² Roaring Turbo 8GB GDDR5 Review


After a long break, AMD has finally released their Radeon RX 400 series of graphics cards. The launch was about two months ago, but there wasn”t many non-reference cards available till now. HIS are among the few graphics card manufacturers, who took their time to design a better and faster version of the RX480, which they will sell under the “Roaring” series. In this review we will present their highest version called “Turbo” and features a pre-overclocked GPU along with 8GB GDDR5 memory.

Our review of the HIS Radeon RX 480 Roaring graphics card boasts 1338MHz boost core clock, which one of the highest frequency RX480 on the market. What’s more, it’s packed with additional features which we will describe in this review.


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HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GBdelivers Premium VR & Gaming Experiences beyond HD


Premium VR Experience

Ready for the future of VR

Engineered to provide premium VR experiences to a wide range of users. Experience the most immersive virtual reality environments when paired with leading VR headsets

Exceptionally Comfortable VR

Experience beautifully rich and immersive VR experiences with advanced comfort and effortless compatibility. Avoid nausea and motion sickness, made possible by the AMD LiquidVR™ initiative, featuring ground breaking Asynchronous Shaders. The Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, combined with AMD LiquidVR™ technology already in use by leading head-mounted display (HMD) vendors, provides an exceptional platform for a fully immersive and comfortable VR experience.



Gamer Optimized

Prepared for Future Game

Get ready for a whole new level of gaming at 1440p with the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card. Powerful Async shaders and new geometry capabilities enable unique support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ in the best version of Graphics Core Next yet.

Smooth Gaming

Every PC gamer knows how incredibly smooth gaming can be at a steady 60+ FPS. Now you can have that low-latency experience at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync™ technology.

Premium Gaming Streaming

RadeonTM RX 480 GPU based on the Polaris architecture is a dream for anyone that’s serious about streaming and recording their favorite games: 4K, H.265, 60 FPS, virtually no performance impact.



“Future Ready” Technology

Cool Efficiency

The Polaris architecture precisely combines the latest FinFET 14 process technology and AMD’s advanced power, gating and clocking technologies for a superior cool and quiet gaming experience.

Quiet Gaming

Offer silent gaming features which dynamically optimize sound volumes based on actual temperature and workloads.

Premium HDR

Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card’s brand new display engine and HDR ready capabilities equip you for the new wave of HDR displays, content and the future of gaming. Modeled after the acuity of human vision, HDR vastly expands the range of colors and contrast ratios that can be shown by compatible displays. HDR-ready games and movies played on an HDR display appear strikingly sharp, colorful, and vivid, with enhanced contrast and sophisticated nuance compared to even the most stunning SDR content.


Game Changing Control

Radeon Software

Enable the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptionally smooth and fast out-of-box experience, and one that can get better with future updates.

Radeon Wattman

Push your hardware to the limits. Radeon Settings takes customization to a whole new level with per state control over clocks, voltages, and temperature. (formerly AMD Overdrive).


Let’s move to the next page and take a closer look at the HIS RX480 Roaring Turbo graphics card.




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  • Outlawz ThugLife

    I don’t get it, you oVerclocked thw card prettu good but, you show no overclocking result for benchmarks, time spy for oc 1405mhz is 4605 and bellow you show less than 4300 so you probably did all the runs with a stock cards not the 1405mhz oc…. Why? You should have ahowed two results for each, one on stock and one with oc

  • I understand your point of view. However it’s a review of a graphics card based on results out of the box, so what users are expecting to receive. Overclocking is never guaranteed so I didn’t want to focus on that. On the other hand with already high frequency you won’t get much higher performance in games after overclocking. Count up to 5% performance gain.
    Knowing AMD, new drivers should improve performance even more than the overclocking itself. So far we had about 3 official driver versions which were improving performance in single ( new ) titles.

  • The point is, most people only read individual manufacturer card reviews for the overclocking results. At the end of the day it’s just an RX 480 like all the others.It’s not going to have extra wizard piss in it especially when it’s just a cheap card like this, all people are likely after is the cooling capacity, noise and overclockability.

    Also with AMD’s new drivers and Wattman being great with staged clock speed and voltage settings, able to be set per game, overclocking even at 5% is still a worthwhile exercise. I have a Sapphire RX 480 and have set up custom profiles including clock and memory speeds on all of my frequently played games.

    Just food for thought, cheers.