10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.
What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 306 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Dying Light 2 with 22 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Back 4 Blood which returns a playable 37 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Far Cry 6 which we saw getting a weak 15 FPS.
As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire ran Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Another game tested was Back 4 Blood, L: 73FPS, M: 58FPS, H: 39FPS, U: 28FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Far Cry 6, which returned L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire PC gaming is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.How many years will the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire in your PC?
12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 21% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 726 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which meets 960 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 71% better performance.