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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 21%
Hitman 3 31% 58%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 11%
Resident Evil 8 1% 21%
FIFA 21 49% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 71%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 7%
Genshin Impact 1% 21%
The Medium 26% 51%
Far Cry 6 46% 76%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The R9 FURY and the R9 270X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R9 FURY has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the R9 FURY exhibits a 64 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 270X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 FURY and the R9 270X have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

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

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 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

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

The Radeon R9 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 FURY is 3046 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 FURY having 761 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 FURY delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 270X.

The Radeon R9 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition requires 375 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 FURY and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 FURY requires 15 Watts more than the R9 270X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 FURY to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 270X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji PROGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jul 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units224vs160
Texture Rate224 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power375 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 FURY Sapphire Tri-X 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Enthusiast Radeon R9 FURY 4GB, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
Tri-X Cooler: Allows the card to run totally silently at low loads, and quietly and at low temperatures even when gaming or in demanding applications.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 FURY 4GB.
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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