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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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


Thanks :)

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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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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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arslan2000
07:16 Oct-01-2014
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Will my pc bottleneck it

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psychoman
21:31 Oct-31-2014
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in modern games that use more than 2 cores your cpu will bottleneck alot, in games that use only 2x cores or are pre 2009, depends on the optimization, but not nearly as much.
Also 4gb more Ram wouldn't be bad.

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BEJR2000
17:29 Sep-30-2014
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Why did this drop rating?

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Alankenway
17:35 Sep-30-2014
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It dropped when the new GPU's were added to the charts.

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BEJR2000
17:38 Sep-30-2014
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What new GPU's?

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Alankenway
17:41 Sep-30-2014
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970 and 980 GTX

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BEJR2000
10:39 Oct-05-2014
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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.

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psychoman
21:32 Oct-31-2014
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bro compared to the gtx 980 the r9 270x is 9/10, being a 10/10 just for no reason is not really useful….
We are comparing gpus to gpus after all.
Also the rating is back to 9

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BEJR2000
09:35 Oct-20-2014
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Great, it just dropped to a rating of 8.

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hunterhllws
05:05 Sep-20-2014
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Will my CoolerMaster GX 450w handle this without issues?

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