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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270 v2 GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 140% 30%
Hitman 3 213% 69%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 120% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 113% 15%
FIFA 21 21% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 238% 83%
Far Cry 6 248% 88%
Genshin Impact 140% 30%
Battlefield 6 213% 69%
Resident Evil 8 140% 30%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270 v2.

The R9 270 has a 37 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 108.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 270. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 270 has a 37 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R9 270. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 12.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 270. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 780, and so the R9 270 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R9 270, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 109.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 270, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the R9 270.

The Radeon R9 270 v2 has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270 is 805 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1273 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 270.

The Radeon R9 270 v2 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 100 Watts more than the R9 270 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 270.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date13 Mar 2015vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs2304
Actual Shader Performance39%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units64vs192
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 270 v2 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Pitcairn PRO which is was previously used on Radeon HD 7850. It offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 900MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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.

DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.

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

Radeon R9 270 v2 is essentially a fast Radeon R7 265. Therefore, its performance stands somewhere between Radeon R7 265 and the faster Radeon R7 270, which has the Full Pitcairn GPU and has 1280 Shader Processing Units.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 270 v2.
GeForce GTX 780 is a high-end graphics-card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK110 Core (same used on Titan) but with 12 SMX activated and therefore offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz in Turbo, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It consumes up to 250W.
Benchmarks indicate that its performance is up to 30% better than previous GeForce GTX 680 and thus allows even the most demanding games to be playable at the highest settings, at 1080p. With proper overclocking and cooling, it can surpass GeForce GTX Titan.
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