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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GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
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NFSMico967
07:17 Aug-09-2014
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This or GTX 660 Ti? i'am so confused :3

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GCPLPYT
15:42 Aug-08-2014
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I have a AMD A8 6600k and 420W what psu will I need if I want the Gigabyte 4GB OC Edition?

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GCPLPYT
15:09 Aug-09-2014
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Oh and my APU in the CPU is turned off

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DeniDevito
11:38 Aug-04-2014
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Should i get it for 150$ used?
It still has warranty.And will it be ok with my cpu?

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Dennis831
12:35 Jul-20-2014
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If i buy this graphic card,will my 500w psu handle it or not?

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Zilincan
12:40 Jul-20-2014

And again, yes

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Dennis831
15:35 Jul-20-2014
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Hahaha,Ok thanks :)

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ashrafqwe
05:49 Jul-13-2014
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what is the best psu for this would a 525 be good?

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ashrafqwe
05:52 Jul-13-2014
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or 600watt?

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phu937
05:55 Jul-13-2014
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as long it is a decent brand i.e xfx corsair seasonic and dosent set the house on fire and have enough amperage to handle then yeah you will be fine.

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ZeroHour060
18:31 Jul-27-2014
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I have an evga 650g. Works very well and is super quiet!

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Nickhiggs819
09:17 Jul-13-2014
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Is an FX-6300 a good cpu match for this?

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AntonSchoeman
11:37 Jul-13-2014

Yep it'll work just fine :)

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Nickhiggs819
11:41 Jul-13-2014
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thanks

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elmasuzzo
23:15 Jul-08-2014
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Hi everyone, I'm not really an expert (not at all), and I'd like to know if this GPU can be ok with my motherboard, which is an ASUS M5A78L…
Thank you in advance :)

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aditrex
23:29 Jul-08-2014
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yes it works :)

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elmasuzzo
00:37 Jul-09-2014
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Thank you! Fast and baring good news!

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Dillingerxin
23:55 Jun-22-2014
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Hi guys, the usual "Can I run it" request, it's been a while since I built my last PC for gaming so I'm a little lost in all the new tech.
Will it run smoothly in my rig?
No? What should I upgrade to be able to?
Thanks!

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psychoman
00:32 Jun-23-2014
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your cpu will hold this gpu in most modern games, either find an i5 750 or 760 second hand, or just upgrade your cpu and motherboard, tell me your budget and I'll give you the best cpu and motherboard for the money. :)

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Dillingerxin
21:41 Jun-24-2014
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Sorry Psychoman I've only just realized you replied to my post on the R7 265X page as well. Is there a 1156 socket CPU that would enable me to run this or the R7 265X with not bottle necking? As mentioned I'm prepared to spend around £300-350.
Thanks again.

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Dillingerxin
01:00 Jun-23-2014
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Thanks for the reply, I've just realized I had the wrong PSU selected I'm actually only running a 425W. I don't have a specific budget as such but I'd say possibly around the £300 mark. Would the CPU and MOBO make a noticeable difference?

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lloydj
10:57 Jun-24-2014
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Will my pc be able to use this card, thanks, if not what will i need to use it.


The card i'm currently looking at is this http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/AMD+Radeon/Radeon+R9+270/MSI+Radeon+R9+270X+Gaming+Edition+OC+4096MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+%2B+FREE+2x+Games%21+?productId=59719

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Zilincan
11:48 Jun-24-2014

Sure

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lloydj
11:52 Jun-24-2014
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With no hiccups at all?

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Zilincan
12:02 Jun-24-2014

Well it will work, but athlon will bottleneck 270x
So for that cpu I can recommend gtx750ti or some R9 260X

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lloydj
20:35 Jul-06-2014
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What cpu do you recommend? Thanks again

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aditrex
20:43 Jul-06-2014
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with fx 6300 is well balanced rig

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lloydj
19:03 Jul-07-2014
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Thanks for the reply, any cheaper cpu's?

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lloydj
19:12 Jul-07-2014
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Like this? http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Processors/AMD+CPUs/FX+%28Piledriver%29+-+Socket+AM3%2B/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-4300+3.80GHz+%284.00GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+4-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52725

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aditrex
19:24 Jul-07-2014
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not worth it not spending those 10-15dollar extra you will not regret it if i ware you i will spend extra 15dollar for 8320

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lorddarwid
13:45 Jun-20-2014
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So this GPU is 15€ more expensive than the normal 270 version. Is it worth it?

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Zilincan
11:50 Jun-24-2014

Its same card only 270 is clocked 100mhz less

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