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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition Radeon R9 270
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 183%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 214%
F1 2019 857% 135%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1053% 183%
eFootball PES 2020 418% 27%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 406% 24%
Borderlands 3 786% 117%
The Division 2 1182% 214%
World War Z 378% 17%
Doom Eternal 622% 77%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270 are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition.

The Radeon R9 270 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 60 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the Radeon R9 270 providing 57.4 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 270 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the Radeon R9 270 providing 23 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 Radeon R9 270 was released less than a year after the R7 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R9 270 has 153.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 270 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 270 is 1006. The Radeon R9 270 having 794 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R9 270 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 270. The Radeon R9 270 requires 115 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R9 270 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.1 Curacao PRO
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs13 Nov 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
4.9
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9.2
1920x1080
3.1
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7.2
2560x1440
2.3
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5.4
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs1280
Actual Shader Performance10%vs48%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs80
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs72 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts & 32 Amps

GPU Features

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

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB.
This edition is essentially a reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
Overview
Radeon R9 270 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Curacao PRO which has 20 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 900MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1400MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Radeon R9 270 is a direct rebrand of Radeon HD 8860 (OEM) which is essentially a Power Optimized Radeon HD 7870/Radeon HD 8870 (OEM).
It proves to be as fast as Radeon HD 7870/Radeon HD 8870 (OEM) .

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8860 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 285
AMD Athlon 5400B Dual Core
AMD Athlon 5200B Dual Core
AMD Opteron 185
AMD Athlon 4850B Dual Core
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 Upgrades-Radeon 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
GPU Variants-Radeon R9 270 HIS iCooler 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270 HIS IceQ X² 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270 XFX Double D 2GB Edition
Radeon R9 270 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270 PowerColor 2GB OC Edition
Radeon R9 270 Club3D royalQueen Edition
Radeon R9 270 Club3D '14Series Edition
Radeon R9 270 HIS IceQ X Turbo Edition
Radeon R9 270 DirectCU II OC Edition
Radeon R9 270 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC Edition
Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition

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