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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Quadro CX
Cyberpunk 2077 174% 932%
Grand Theft Auto VI 205% 1048%
F1 2019 128% 757%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 174% 932%
eFootball PES 2020 23% 363%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 20% 353%
Borderlands 3 111% 694%
The Division 2 205% 1048%
World War Z 14% 328%
Doom Eternal 72% 546%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro CX.

The R9 270 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro CX, and so the R9 270 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro CX when running the latest games.

The R9 270 has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro CX, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270 has 102.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro CX, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270 is massively better than the Quadro CX.

The Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro CX has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270 is 1061 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro CX is 116. The R9 270 having 945 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro CX.

The Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition requires 175 Watts to run and the Quadro CX requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro CX. The R9 270 requires 25 Watts more than the Quadro CX to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 270 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro CX.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock975 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao PROD10U-20
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date13 Nov 2013vs30 Oct 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs192
Actual Shader Performance51%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units80vs-
Texture Rate72 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

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.
The NVIDIA Quadro CX is the accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4—giving creative professionals the performance, tools, and reliability they need to maximize their creativity.
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
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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