R7 (Bristol Ridge) vs R7 M270

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AMD Radeon R7 M270
Radeon R7 M270
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 825
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type Not Listed
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
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Price now 80$
Games supported 58%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating780779
Value for moneyno data0.24
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)GCN 1.2 (2015−2016)
GPU code nameOpal XT / MarsBristol Ridge
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date7 January 2014
(9 years old)
1 June 2016
(6 years old)
Current priceno data$80
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384512
Core clock speed825 MHzno data
Boost clock speedno data900 MHz
Number of transistors950 million2410 Million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data12-45 Watt
Texture fill rate19.80no data
Floating-point performance633.6 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M270 and Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeNot Listedno data
Maximum RAM amount0 MBno data
Memory bus widthNot Listed64/128 Bit
Memory bandwidth28.8 GB/sno data
Shared memory-+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D+no data
PowerTune+no data
DualGraphics1no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore+no data
Switchable graphics1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1112 (FL 12_0)
Shader Model5.1no data
OpenGL4.4no data
OpenCLNot Listedno data
Mantle+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 M270 1.91
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 1.92
+0.5%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R7 M270 750
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 754
+0.5%

Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) outperforms Radeon R7 M270 by 1% in Passmark.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R7 M270 6715
+20.6%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 5568

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by 21% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R7 M270 1858
+0.3%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 1852

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 M270 1177
+35.9%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 866

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by 36% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 M270 1258
+24.2%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 1013

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by 24% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R7 M270 6365
+19.8%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 5311

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by 20% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

R7 M270 24
+71.9%
R7 (Bristol Ridge) 14

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by 72% in Unigine Heaven 3.0.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD14
−7.1%
15
+7.1%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
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5−6
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
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4−5
+0%
Hitman 3 0−1 0−1
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Hitman 3 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 0−1 1−2
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.91 1.92
Recency 7 January 2014 1 June 2016
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 512

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R7 M270
Radeon R7 M270

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AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon R7 M270 by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 M270 by NVIDIA is GeForce 920M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 920M GeForce 920M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 M270:

GeForce 825M 104.19
Radeon R7 M270 100
GeForce 920M 96.86

Competitors of Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)'s NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 825M, which is faster by 4% and higher by 13 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 825M GeForce 825M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge):

GeForce 825M 103.65
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 100
GeForce 920M 96.35

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