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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vladimirjeger
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14:30 May-27-2015
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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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17:57 May-27-2015
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it will bottleneck especially in cpu tensive games

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20:01 May-27-2015
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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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04:36 May-28-2015
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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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12:37 May-28-2015
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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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18:35 May-28-2015
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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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12:15 May-26-2015
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will my processor FX-4100 motherboard gigabyte 880GM D2H will run properly with R9 270x??
Want to buy that card tomorrow so reply urgently.. Thank you..

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17:58 May-27-2015
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will work good but you should oc cpu

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yes i think the same bt dont know how to overclock…:P

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22:56 May-23-2015
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Hey 1) Can my pc run this? 2) Will it be a good upgrade?

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00:38 May-24-2015
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Not really since you will be hold back by the cpu depending on the games that you play. to alleviate that bottleneck if upgrading to this magnificent gpu is 1. one make sure you have a decent 500w power supply from like EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic and many others that I have missed.Get the 8gbs of DDR2 ram and your good to go OR get a new entire pc since imho you need one.

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08:00 May-24-2015
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get r9 265 or similar also upgrade your ram to 8gb and you have right balanced rig

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15:42 May-25-2015
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So have a 500w power supply, upgrade to 8gb ram and it should be good?

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17:59 May-25-2015
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Okay so I just checked: I have a 700W power supply so thats good to go right? Only need to upgrade to an 8gb ram and this should work?

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22:55 May-25-2015
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yes of course should work well..whats your board? try to oc cpu if you can

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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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09:57 Apr-21-2015
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Yes definitely it will be worth it :)))

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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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14:47 Mar-24-2015
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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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08:04 May-06-2015
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Actually, it's basically a R9 series new card at 7870 level, it's a big difference!

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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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02:49 Jan-25-2015
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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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17:48 Feb-17-2015
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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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