AMD Radeon R9 270 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 270 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 117 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Microsoft Flight Simulator returns a playable 34 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 79 FPS, Medium: 62 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. We then checked the performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 270 Crossfire PC gaming is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 833 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 53% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which is 25% more powerful and can run 769 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
The Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is released on 13 Nov 2013

Radeon R9 270 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 270 Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Curacao PRO (x2) (x2)
Texture Rate
148 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Max Power
300 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 270 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire solution of Radeon R9 270. Similar performance to Radeon HD 7870 in Crossfire.

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Radeon R9 270 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 22%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 25% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 9% 9%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 28% 60%
eFootball PES 2021 43% 38%
Crysis Remastered 20% 56%
Valorant 96% 89%
The Invincible 9% 32%
Watch Dogs Legion 28% 18%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 47% 76%
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