AMD Radeon R9 M270X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Radeon R9 M270X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 725 MHz
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1125
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 4.06

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M270X sales 21 March 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.13 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

4.06%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M270X's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating622
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameVenus
Market segmentDesktop
Release date21 March 2014 (8 years ago)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M270X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M270X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores640of 18432 (AD102)
Compute units10
Core clock speed725 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed775 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Texture fill rate31.00of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,536 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M270X'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 supportPCIe 3.0 x16
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M270X: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1125 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth72 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M270X. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
Eyefinity1

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M270X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D+
PowerTune+
DualGraphics1
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore+
Switchable graphics1

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M270X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 11
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCLNot Listed
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 M270X. 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.

R9 M270X 4.06
  • Passmark

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%

R9 M270X 1204

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M270X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M270X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R9 M270X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 260, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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