Radeon R9 270X
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Release Period- Oct-2013
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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Radeon R9 270X Performance Specification
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GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
2048 MB
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512KB
28nm
80
84 GTexel/s
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180 Watts
500 Watt & 34 Amps
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Gilbert5700
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01:34 Apr-18-2015
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would this be a good graphics card for me to upgrade to? m looking to upgrade and this card caught my eye.

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16:16 Mar-08-2015
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to wich card should i upgrade?tnx

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10:42 Mar-24-2015
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to a r9 290 or X or to a gtx 780 or 970

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yeah i was thinking about gtx 970 but i will wait until the price goes down,tnx for reply :)

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10:17 Mar-27-2015
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no problem

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12:26 Mar-06-2015
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its an 20% over clocked 6950 from december 2010

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16:13 Mar-06-2015
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No its not. It is just basically a 7870 Ghz edition on drugs.

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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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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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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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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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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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is my 650w power supply enough to crossfire two of these cards?

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You'll need a 750w 80+ for that.

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thanks :D

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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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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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Get 280 like me

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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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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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Go for the 6350 if you can, it's a better match. And upgrade to 8GB of RAM as well.

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

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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


Thanks :)

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Yes your cpu will bottleneck 270X and 270 too

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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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22:08 Nov-14-2014
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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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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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