Radeon_R9_270X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 359 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is predicted to run Microsoft Flight Simulator with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 19 frames per second. Comparing this to Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which is getting weak results, where it averages 19 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, which is running at 64 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 14 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were reasonable at 49 FPS. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire running at 1440p is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

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? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 879 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 745 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
60 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 270X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
168 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
360 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 270X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
20%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 15%
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 58%
Doom Eternal 44% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 38% 15%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 57% 29%
Halo: Reach 84% 63%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 58%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 79% 58%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 76%
Need For Speed Heat 36% 15%
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