HIS Radeon RX 480 IceQX2 Pictured; Design Unlike Any RX 480
It may come as a surprise to many that HIS is not dead yet. I am just as surprised as you are. Their new product is the HIS Radeon RX 480 IceQX2. And I do not know how to put this but it is a different looking card indeed. Unlike any RX 480 theme that I have seen so far. It is far away from the reference design but I do not mean that in a good way.
The HIS Radeon RX 480 has a metal body and backplate, unlike the reference design, so points there.
Credit where due but besides that everything just seems to be wrong. I mean the card is ugly as hell. It seems like folks back at HIS did not want to get a professional to design the card so they handed a pencil to an ape and went with whatever on earth it came up with.
Sure, the Asus Strix line is based on an Owl but a Lion? seriously? a golden lion? Who does that? It looks like the Lion color was set to match the golden color of the PCIe connector. In short, it does not work for me and I am sure there are more people that will agree with the fact that I would not want to have this in my case.
The HIS Radeon RX 480 box looks even cheaper. There is no consistency in font colors what so ever. It looks like it was designed on paint by an 8-year-old who had nothing better to do. HIS needs to evaluate what they are doing with their time and money.
I do not know about you guys but I would not want one of these in my PC case. Especially if I had a tempered glass side panel. It would be a huge embarrassment to have one of these HIS Radeon RX 480 GPUs.