AMD Radeon R9 270 Crossfire

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

The Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 299.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire can run Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 88 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Days Gone returns a playable 42 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 Forza Horizon 5 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 53 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Days Gone to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 270 Crossfire is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

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? 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 270 Crossfire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 270 Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, as it can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 78% better and can meet 956 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
The Radeon R9 270 Crossfire was released on 13 Nov 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 270 Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Curacao PRO (x2)
Texture Rate
148 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 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
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
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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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