AMD Radeon R9 270X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 270X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 270X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $199 . This is 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. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 180 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 31.35 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 270X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
27.93
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Curacao
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$339
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 270X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 270X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
84.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,688 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 270X's 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).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 270X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that 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
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 270X.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 270X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
TressFX
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
UVD
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 270X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 270X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
31.35
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
253902.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7943.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
13735.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
44852.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
4204.20
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
735
 
 
Passmark
4678
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6560
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 270X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
318 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
163 Sol/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 270X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 270X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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