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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Curacao XT
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34 GPixel/s
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JamzterS9
19:11 Mar-28-2014
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will a corsair 450watt vs-450 be good enough im on a budget its going to get built for me from pc.co.uk

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Ace19050
20:08 Mar-28-2014
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Use this, http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/
It will help determine if you have enough or not.

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JamzterS9
20:39 Mar-28-2014
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thank you this helped alot +1 up :)

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Ace19050
21:15 Mar-28-2014
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Are you going to upgrade your CPU as well?

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aditrex
21:58 Mar-28-2014
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im corious to he must to go for some complet new mobo if he planing to but this gpu

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JamzterS9
22:04 Mar-28-2014
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My rig is a plunger so im getting a new plunger for abt £550 max budget
so far R9 270X A8 5600K 1TB 7200 RPM HDD 4GB RAM 450 WATT PSU and a standard SOCKET FM2 MOBO @ADITREX

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Ace19050
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Sounds good. I hope you enjoy your experience. :)

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JamzterS9
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:) All the best to you as well Ace

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sergiu0426
08:11 Mar-27-2014
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I will be able to buy the 4 GB version of this card or the GTX 760 2 GB version . What should I choose ?

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Ace19050
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Well I have this card right here:
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2056&graphics=Radeon%20R9%20270X%20MSI%20Gaming%204GB%20Edition


And it runs any game I throw at it at max settings. (Haven't tried Crysis 3 yet) But it all depends of what type of games and programs you are going to run.

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sergiu0426
15:59 Mar-27-2014
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Games like ? Also , are there other opinions ?

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Ace19050
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Well Battlefield 4, Thief and newer games coming out will benefit from mantle.
And if you can go for a little more money the R9 280x dropped in price.

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Ace19050
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Although NVidia cards benefit from faster 3D, G-Sync, and PhysX.

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imranghouri
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will my cpu bottleneck this?

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wolcan93
17:10 Mar-21-2014

Yeah, unfortunately it would, esecially in cpu demanding games, but the bottleneck can be minimized if you OC the cpu.

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aatire80
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Not that huge a bit OC can go a long towards reducing it..:D

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daniel4255
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Any bottleneck with my cpu?

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tanfeb777
13:05 Mar-18-2014
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Silly you should ask, but no need to worry no bottleneck.

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FruitsPunchSamurai
22:51 Mar-09-2014
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I have the FX 8320 and this GPU, i was wondering if my processor causes any bottle necking?

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cistamlaka
14:17 Mar-11-2014
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No.You could have even a R9 290 paired with your CPU without bottlenecking

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raducu7890
09:54 Mar-07-2014
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Will my CPU bottleneck this one? Also, if yes, what would be the best FM2 CPU to get for the least bottleneck

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tanfeb777
13:10 Mar-18-2014
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Very slight but ignorable. Still if you wanna upgrade, A10-6800K is good.

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JamzterS9
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i would recommend A10-5800K almost same as the A10-6800K
or if youre on a budget A8-5600K

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aditrex
21:57 Mar-28-2014
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you can avoid bottleneck by oc your cpu that cpu can oc well

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ryuuga23
16:38 Mar-04-2014
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will my cpu bottleneck this?

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majkel05198
17:55 Mar-04-2014
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It might just a little bit but it won't be really noticeable.

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ryuuga23
19:11 Mar-04-2014
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thanks! it's either im getting this, or radeon hd 7870. what you think?

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majkel05198
21:21 Mar-05-2014
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Well, Just for the card itself, the R9 270X is a better choice. However, the r9 270x requires 2x8 pin pcie connectors and the 7870 requires 2 6 pins (of what I know, don't trust me 100% on this one) so it depends what psu you have.

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majkel05198
20:45 Mar-02-2014
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Can I use this gpu with this PSU? http://www.ebuyer.com/169063-cit-700w-black-edition-psu-12cm-fan-dual-12v-rail-20-4pin-2x-psucit700ub

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runedj4
00:13 Mar-04-2014
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Ya I have never heard of that brand though, and thats way more power then is needed. All you need is a good 550W psu go with either Corsair,Sesonic,Antec,XFX I know their all great from experience and they are well rated.

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majkel05198
16:12 Mar-04-2014
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Thank you for your answer, I was just wondering because people say you need 24a on the 12v rail and on the box it says 21a, although I got told it will work anyway, so I'm sorry, but could you please explain it? Thanks.

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GamerKid
12:45 Mar-02-2014
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Can i use this GPU with a X4 750k or 760k?

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runedj4
17:16 Mar-02-2014
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The cpu dose not matter if all you want to do is "use it". But is should be fairly decent with that cpu, keep in mind their will be a bit of a bottle neck however.

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auculum
13:35 Feb-28-2014
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hey guys will this work with a 550w PSU? and will TT versa 2 be big enough for it?

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wolcan93
13:43 Feb-28-2014

If that PSU can provide at least 24A on the 12V rail then it should be enough. Are you planning to get the reference version? if so, then it should fit in your case without any difficulties, but if you planning to get for example the Sapphire TOXIC R9 270X OC then it would be a really tight fit.

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auculum
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I'm going to get the sapphire dual x edition as toxic oc cost as much as 660 ti .

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wolcan93
14:00 Feb-28-2014

That card should fit in your case, according to Thermaltake your case supports graphic cards up to 12.5”/32cm and the size of the Sapphire r9 270x DUAL X is 10.32inch/26.2cm.

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auculum
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tanks

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