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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Radeon R9 270X
Cyberpunk 2077 174% 158%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 174% 158%
eFootball PES 2020 36% 28%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 182% 165%
Grand Theft Auto VI 205% 187%
Borderlands 3 111% 98%
Red Dead Redemption 2 174% 158%
F1 2019 128% 114%
Control 250% 229%
Doom Eternal 72% 61%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition.

The Radeon R9 270X has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R9 270. This results in the Radeon R9 270X providing 8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 270X has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R9 270X providing 3.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270 was released less than a year after the Radeon R9 270X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270X have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270X are the same, which means the R9 270 and the Radeon R9 270X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270X have 1280 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Radeon R9 270X is 1142 and by the R9 270 is 1142. Knowing that the shader performance of the Radeon R9 270X is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition requires 175 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 270X. The Radeon R9 270X requires 5 Watts more than the R9 270 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R9 270X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 270.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock975 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao PROGCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date13 Nov 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1280
Actual Shader Performance51%vs55%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs80
Texture Rate72 GTexel/svs80 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs500 Watts & 34 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class Radeon R9 270.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "TwinFrozr", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and with various modes whereas the gaming mode allows a central unit speed of 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost over the standard edition.
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.
Recommended CPUAMD APU A10-5800B Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II X4 40
AMD Phenom II X4 945
AMD Phenom II X4 940
Intel Core i3-7300T 2-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Core i7-2600S 4-Core 2.8GHz
Intel Core i3-7320 2-Core 4.1GHz
Intel Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz
Intel Core i5-4460S 2.9GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesRadeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 390X HIS IceQ X OC 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 390X XFX Double Dissipation Black 8GB Edition
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GPU Variants-Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X XFX Double D 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X PowerColor 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X Club3D royalQueen Edition
Radeon R9 270X PowerColor 2GB OC TurboDuo Edition
Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming ITX 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X VTX3D v2 2GB X-Edition
Radeon R9 270X Gigabyte 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X Gigabyte 4GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Vapor-X 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X HIS IceQ X2 Turbo Edition
Radeon R9 270X XFX Double D Black Edition
Radeon R9 270X PowerColor PCS+ Edition
Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 270X MSI Hawk Edition
Radeon R9 270X PowerColor Devil Edition
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Black Diamond 2GB Edition

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