Radeon R9 270X
Login to compare your own system with this hardware
Radeon_R9_270X
Release period
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.
Source [Pip]
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
8.4
7.6
-
Radeon R9 270X Performance Specification
Core Speed
Boost Clock
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Actual Shader
Performance
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
PSU
Power Connector
GPU Details
1000 MHz
1050 MHz
GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
2048 MB
1400 MHz
256 Bit
GDDR5
179.2GB/sec
512KB
28nm
80
84 GTexel/s
32
34 GPixel/s
1280
1210
DX 11.2
5.0
4.3
4096x2160
180 Watts
500 Watt & 34 Amps
2x 6-pin
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
Best Screen Size
Release Price
GPU Upgrade
Approved
Driver Support
GD Value
GD RATING

Can I Run It

information button related to GD Premium

Check any game system requirements

x
Compare the Radeon R9 270X to any other GPU
GPU:
Laptop: NoYes
ATI
R-200 Series
Radeon R9 270X
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion

Submit A Benchmark

Welcome. From this page you can submit a personal benchmark to GD. Once approved by GD admin everyone can search for your bench results here. The more results the more we all learn.

How To

Select a Tool in the form to the right, then select a Test. You will see a weblink appear beside your selection. Click this link to get the benchmark Tool. Try NovaBench for an all in one benchmark that is only 12Mb to download.

Run your choosen Benchmark Tool on your PC, using the benchmark tool's default setting. Take a screenshot displaying the benchmark score and information displaying your rig and submit that to us.

Full How-To Guide | Example Screenshot

Best - Recent and generally interesting topics at the top
Clear Discussion Notifications
1 2 3 4 5
-1
BEJR2000
10:43 Oct-05-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

This cards main equal competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti

1
Recker31
11:47 Oct-05-2014
Recker31's Test Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
test rig

But in my country, the 270X price is equal to GTX 660 non ti

0
arslan2000
07:16 Oct-01-2014
arslan2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-17-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR2 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1600 x 1200
width x height

Will my pc bottleneck it

0
BEJR2000
17:29 Sep-30-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

Why did this drop rating?

0
Alankenway
17:35 Sep-30-2014
Alankenway's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

It dropped when the new GPU's were added to the charts.

0
BEJR2000
17:38 Sep-30-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

What new GPU's?

0
Alankenway
17:41 Sep-30-2014
Alankenway's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

970 and 980 GTX

0
BEJR2000
10:39 Oct-05-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

GPU's shouldn't drop rating because new GPU's have been added to the market. GPU's should only drop rating when new hardware (Games) is released that needs better GPU's to run them.

0
BEJR2000
09:35 Oct-20-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

Great, it just dropped to a rating of 8.

0
hunterhllws
05:05 Sep-20-2014
hunterhllws's Rig
Saved at: Oct-18-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR0 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

Will my CoolerMaster GX 450w handle this without issues?

0
Wizzyx
16:36 Sep-11-2014
Wizzyx's Rig
Saved at: Oct-17-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

My 450w handes this, stop worrying people xd

0
Pazzuzzu
15:36 Sep-02-2014
Pazzuzzu's Rig
Saved at: Oct-19-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height

Will a xfx pro 550w handle this?
Also good match with my cpu or bottleneck?

0
AntonSchoeman
15:42 Sep-02-2014

Yes mate the XFX Pro 550W PSU should handle this GPU quite fine.
The 270X and your current CPU is a very balanced combination, which means no bottle-necking whatsoever :)

0
Pazzuzzu
15:49 Sep-02-2014
Pazzuzzu's Rig
Saved at: Oct-19-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height

Thank you very much.
For the price i was really interested in this gpu, but with your words now i will buy it for sure.

0
NFSMico967
07:17 Aug-09-2014
NFSMico967's Rig
Saved at: Oct-19-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height

This or GTX 660 Ti? i'am so confused :3

1
DjSon231
15:58 Aug-30-2014
DjSon231's Rig
Saved at: Oct-17-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height

This.

0
NFSMico967
14:56 Sep-02-2014
NFSMico967's Rig
Saved at: Oct-19-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height

Ok thx! :)

0
BEJR2000
10:40 Oct-05-2014
BEJR2000's Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

There the same performance wise rely

0
GCPLPYT
15:42 Aug-08-2014
GCPLPYT's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 720
width x height

I have a AMD A8 6600k and 420W what psu will I need if I want the Gigabyte 4GB OC Edition?

0
GCPLPYT
15:09 Aug-09-2014
GCPLPYT's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 720
width x height

Oh and my APU in the CPU is turned off

0
DjSon231
15:59 Aug-30-2014
DjSon231's Rig
Saved at: Oct-17-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height

540 W.

0
GCPLPYT
21:06 Sep-09-2014
GCPLPYT's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 720
width x height

THX

0
DeniDevito
11:38 Aug-04-2014
DeniDevito's Rig
Saved at: Oct-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1680 x 1050
width x height

Should i get it for 150$ used?
It still has warranty.And will it be ok with my cpu?

0
mrknopfler97
17:10 Aug-29-2014
mrknopfler97's Rig
Saved at: Sep-28-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

It's a very good MAtch with your cpu bro.
But I don't know about the price…
Can you haggle a little bit?

0
CliffOz
14:41 Aug-31-2014
CliffOz's Test Rig
Saved at: Oct-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-4100 oc: 10%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1866MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
test rig

Wow 150$ used… that's a bit high for a usedu one… but depends on how much he used it and how much warranty it has left

0
Dennis831
12:35 Jul-20-2014
Dennis831's Rig
Saved at: Oct-07-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR2 400MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

If i buy this graphic card,will my 500w psu handle it or not?

0
Zilincan
12:40 Jul-20-2014

And again, yes

0
Dennis831
15:35 Jul-20-2014
Dennis831's Rig
Saved at: Oct-07-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR2 400MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

Hahaha,Ok thanks :)

1 2 3 4 5
Radeon R9 270X Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder