AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 270X Crossfire graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 303 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire shows us that Far Cry 6 is getting a weak result of 12 FPS, and then we are seeing Battlefield 2042 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Forza Horizon 5 which is getting 35 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Battlefield 2042 on the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Forza Horizon 5 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 26 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Far Cry 6 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 9 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 25% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 721 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 76% better performance and can run 959 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
60 FPS
The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire was released on 08 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
Texture Rate
168 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.2
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Max Power
360 Watts
750 Watt
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon R9 270X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

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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