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 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 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 dual-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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.10 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of Radeon R9 270X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.91
 
Architecture
GCN
 
GPU code name
Curacao XT
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
Price now
$239
 

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 / CUDA cores
1280
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
84.00
 
Floating-point performance
2,688 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
 

Memory

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 270X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
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
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 270X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
+
 

Benchmark 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

19.10

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

6560

Unigine Heaven 4.0

735

Passmark

4854

Mining hashrates

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
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 270X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 270X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

User rating

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