AMD Radeon R9 270 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 270

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 270 sales 13 November 2013 at a recommended price of 179 USD. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 179.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 210 mm. An additional 1 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 21.60 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Curacao
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
13 November 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
179 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
925 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
74
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,368 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
210 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
TressFX
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
UVD
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
21.60
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
711
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
5930
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
293 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
16 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
12.26
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 270 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 570, which is faster by 1%.

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