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HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB Review

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  • Hitman
  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3

Hitman

Hitman

On release players have access to the Intro Pack content – Prologue Mission, the Paris Sanguine Fashion Show, full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and other live content. Remaining content will be available as six releases periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016.

As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. Future locations – in April, Sapienza Italy, track down a scientist residing in the sunny coastal town. In May, the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco. And as the story expands you will travel to Thailand and the USA before concluding in Japan later in 2016.
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There was no need to run the 1080p test on Hitman, as the game is well optimized and if the video card runs the game well at 1440p it will have no problem with 1080p. The HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB ran 58.5 FPS and had no problem with the game running smoothly.

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Running Hitman at the 4K resolution, the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB gave us and average of 30.9 FPS, but in some scenes we noticed a little micro-stuttering from the video card trying to catch up with the load.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. It was released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015 and for Microsoft Windows in January 2016. It is set to release for PlayStation 4 in the second half of 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was officially announced in June 2014. The game’s storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city’s promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice and perform her role as Lara.

Upon release, Rise of the Tomb Raider received positive reviews, with critics praising its graphics, gameplay and characterization. It was the best-selling Xbox One game during Christmas week, and had sold over one million copies by the end of 2015. Additional content was also released, including a new story campaign, a new gameplay mode, as well as new outfits and weapons for Lara.

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At 1440p the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB hit 49.2 FPS and Rise Of The Tomb Raider was entirely playable on very high settings.

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Moving to 4K, the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB ran 24.9 FPS, with the entire crowd of lower-end enthusiast and mainstream cards falling a little short of playable FPS on very high graphical settings.

The Witcher 3

Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open world action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED. Announced in February 2013, it was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 19 May 2015. The game is the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Played in a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms. In the game, players battle against the world’s many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non-player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story. The game was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks. The game won multiple Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards, The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, and SXSW Gaming Awards. Two expansion packs were released for the game: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.

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The Witcher 3 at 1080p highest settings gave the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB a chance to roar out 53.2 FPS, running the game with no noticeable increase in fan noise.

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The HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB managed to run the Witcher 3 pretty well at 1440p and delivered the goods with 42.4 FPS.

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The 4K resolution finds the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB on the fringes of playability, so reducing graphical settings to medium we were able to play the game. We would rather hold at 1440p with highest settings on the RX 480 cards and enjoy the stunning details that stretch to 4K and wonder what eye candy we were missing at 4K.

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2 comments

  1. I’ve been trying to find the length of this card but can’t see it anywhere online (even the manufacturer’s official site!). Could you guys include that info in the “Closer Look”? Would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Brendan

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