Radeon R9 270X
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Radeon R9 270X Review

Radeon R9 270X is a high-end Graphics Card based on the Curacao XT core of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.
The Curacao XT Core has its roots on the Pitcairn XT Core used on its predecessor - Radeon HD 7870. It offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface.
However and when compared to its predecessor, Radeon R9 270X offers a Boost Clock of 1050MHz, despite its central unit still running at 1000MHz. Furthermore, its operating memory clock is significantly higher and of 1400MHz, leading to extra memory bandwidth.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is almost on level with powerful Radeon HD 7950, though its Boost Edition and famous GeForce GTX 660 Ti still perform considerably better.
Still, Radeon R9 270X has a launching price of just $199 which makes it a very competitive card.
Expect to run most modern demanding games, such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light at highest settings while using a 1080p resolution.


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FalerZasto
16:45 Feb-06-2015
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Guys will this card be a good upgrade for my pc I have 560 w PSU( do i need to get a better one) I don't it will bottleneck

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Watrevir
19:38 Feb-07-2015
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You don't need to upgrade your PSU, as long as it's branded. I use a 500W absolutely fine. The CPU/ GPU combination is good.

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FalerZasto
21:36 Feb-11-2015
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I don't think that it is branded I think it came with the tower. Is it better if I got Cooler Master B600 psu and radeon r9 280 saphire

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Watrevir
22:41 Feb-12-2015
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You should always have a branded PSU, not just for power and efficiency but also for guarding against fire accidents - a bad quality PSU can explode if it's overloaded! Cooler Master is reputable, and an R9 280 would go well with your processor. Go for it if you can afford it.

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FalerZasto
15:27 Feb-16-2015
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I got a schoolarship ( nerd geek whateveru want to call me here ) and I go to electronics school plus I love gaming so :D it will cost me around 300 euros :D and I have 450 to waste :D

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thepirateninja
02:49 Jan-25-2015
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is my 650w power supply enough to crossfire two of these cards?

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pokerkim
17:43 Feb-02-2015
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You'll need a 750w 80+ for that.

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thepirateninja
20:20 Feb-04-2015
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thanks :D

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kas110
22:13 Dec-21-2014
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I am looking for an upgrade for my GPU, It's ok, but recent games, while working, and at 30+ fps, have to be set at medium settings. I'm thinking in a few months of upgrading. Was considering this card, or the gtx 760, unless theres another

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AntonSchoeman
22:50 Dec-21-2014
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270X is a bit cheaper than the GTX 760, while the 760 is a bit better. I'd try to find a good deal for the 770 though :)
With Nvidia releasing their new line of GPU's, the 7-series' prices are dropping :)

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FalerZasto
17:48 Feb-17-2015
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Get 280 like me

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gam3hazard
03:10 Dec-12-2014
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Hey guys a little help here please, im thinking about getting this card and pair it with an AMD Phenom II 945, will that cpu be a bottleneck? Thanks in advance

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wehewan
13:03 Nov-30-2014
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is fx 6300 and r9 270x a good combination?.. if not, what CPU would be a good pair for this GPU… thanks…

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Watrevir
11:04 Dec-01-2014
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Go for the 6350 if you can, it's a better match. And upgrade to 8GB of RAM as well.

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TokiyoDrift
11:57 Nov-26-2014
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hey.does it bottleneck my cpu?
if yes, what card i should get for my cpu?

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Watrevir
17:13 Nov-26-2014
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It will bottleneck only in processor intensive games like BF 4 and Dayz. Otherwise it will be fine - I run Dayz at max settings and only get a bit of slowdown in cities. I recommend getting this card and another 4 GB RAM if you can.

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TokiyoDrift
10:01 Nov-27-2014
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thanks.
i buy 4 gb more ram soon.

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RandyLegacy
16:43 Nov-14-2014
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My cpu bottleneck the R9 270X or I should take the R9 270 ?
Performance will be the same due to my cpu ?
My PSU is OCZ CoreXstream 500 W


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Zilincan
18:23 Nov-14-2014

Yes your cpu will bottleneck 270X and 270 too

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RandyLegacy
20:19 Nov-14-2014
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A lot ?


Peaple say a little but if I OC my cpu ?


What GPU I should buy ?

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Zilincan
22:08 Nov-14-2014

There was guy here who tested it on BF4, he had same athlon and 270X and it was bottleneckting a lot, mostly in multiplayer large maps
But I dont think its so horrible in other cases

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Watrevir
07:58 Nov-25-2014
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If you're still interested, you'll bottleneck in CPU intensive games (mainly large multiplayer ones), but you'll still see a significant performance increase so it's worth it IMO.

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xiaoqiao
03:52 Nov-13-2014
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This or GTX 760 ?

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Zilincan
18:00 Nov-13-2014

760 is faster this is cheaper

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jazzy663
23:46 Nov-14-2014
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760 is slightly better in terms of performance, but is a bit more expensive. Also, games generally have better driver support for Nvidia cards. I'd say it's worth spending the extra money for a 760. If you do, get a 2gb version, it's useless to buy a 4gb version since the extra memory is pretty worthless. That was the mistake I made.

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Zilincan
08:16 Nov-15-2014

Well no, they have not better driver support for several years

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melawfu
10:23 Jan-19-2015
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Nope! More VRAM is always better. Takes load from the vertex shaders and increases prefetching efficiency. Let aside AA, more VRAM almost makes up for a weaker GPU in gaming performance.
So always get more VRAM if within budget!

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Thiskid
00:17 Nov-02-2014
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will my cpu bottleneck this?

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psychoman
10:20 Nov-02-2014
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at 1080p maybe a little, if you overclock your cpu, you will minimize it, but at that resolution you'll be fine :)

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BEJR2000
10:43 Oct-05-2014
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This cards main equal competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Recker31
11:47 Oct-05-2014
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But in my country, the 270X price is equal to GTX 660 non ti

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