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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Radeon R9 270X Performance Specification
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GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
2048 MB
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256 Bit
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180 Watts
500 Watt & 34 Amps
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will it work fine with Core 2 Quad Q8200 ?? and should i upgrade my card to this one ??

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Yes, but there will be a certain small-medium amount of bottleneck but it should make your pc better in games. Best way to avoid bottlenecking is to upgrade your CPU later when you have the budget.

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Thanks:)

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would my intel core i5-2300 bottleneck this card? :)

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Nope, in fact you can get an R9 380 or GTX 960 with still no bottleneck. But anyways… your CPU and this GPU will still make a good pair.

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will a APU A10-7850K Quad-Core processor bottelneck it?

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You can't crossfire an APU with anything more powerful than an R7 250x but other than that, it won't bottleneck not at all.

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I mean you can't crossfire an APU with anything more powerful than an *R7 250, I found out.

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Hey , can someone tell me is this card compatible with my motherboard (770-c45) . Thanks in advance .

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Hi. This card is compatible with your motherboard since it has a pci-e x16 2.0 slot. However, you should check your power supply for reliability as well as compatibility; most reliable power supplies are labeled "80+", and it should have two 6-pin power connectors (for this model, at least).

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Thanks for answer . I will buy this card but I was sceptical that it wont fit my motherboard . BTW I have 600W Lc Power Pro 914BII . Do you think it will be enough? :)

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I did a search on your psu.It's not one that should be trusted with quality components-such as this graphics card-and can damage your system.I recommend switching to a name-brand psu,such as corsair,XFX,Cooler Master,etc
Here's one that fits the 270x
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500

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I am thinking about upgrading to this card or r9 280 I also have to get a new psu since I have 560W non branded one so would my cpu bottleneck either of these cards.

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this one or gtx 960? which is better for my cpu?

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Your cpu with a gtx 960 is a bottleneck, so this one will be better.

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Is this card a relatively good card compared to other cards on the mark? I want to play new games rather decently, but I don't have the money for a better one. Maybe the R9 280, but first I want to know more about this card. Thank you…

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This runs Alien Isolation fine on Ultra for me, so it should be fine for what you need.

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Will my planned rig bottleneck at all?

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No, it's good.

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I'm looking into adding a graphics card to my current rig, it can currently play GTA V on mid level settings, would this be a good choice? My rig only has a 400 watt power supply but I can easily afford to upgrade that as well.

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whats the psu? it must to be branded good 400w psu if not get something 500w for a bit headroom anything from corsair, sesonic, antec they should work well and i suggest you to oc that cpu if you can it may bottleneck 270x in some cpu tensive games on stock speeds.. you could get easy 4.2ghz on stock wich should be ok

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How about with i3 2100 3.1 GHz and MSI 7680 H61M-P23 (B3) motherboard? and 4 GB RAM (I will add more RAM when I buy new GPU)

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it will bottleneck especially in cpu tensive games

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Damn, I don't have the money for a new CPU too, my current GPU is Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1 GB DDR3, I think it is more urgent to buy a new GPU and some RAM, I will save some money for the CPU later…What do you recommend?

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look for r9 270 none x you can oc to level x very easy you can save some mony there for ram….

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Thanks for you advice. One more question. I might box more money to buy Radeon r9 270x Crossfire 2GB DDR5 *is it better than this one, cause I think it is?) + i5 4960k 3.5 GHz. What ya think? And what power unit can support this GPU?

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hmm i suggest you always go with one strong card becouse crossfire or sli have still lot problems with games… if you can just wait for new amd gpus like r9 370x its going to be rebnraded r9 285 wich is on pair with gtx 960 or slighty faster about the power unit every 450w branded should work well with that setup

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I got to another solution in the meantime. This CPU I wanted is Haswell so it can't be mounted to my motherboard. So I will go with i5 3450 and add a bit more money for GTX 970 :)

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