AMD Radeon R9 M270X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M270X

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 4.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Venus
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
21 March 2014 (7 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 cores
640
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Compute units
10
 
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
775 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
31.00
 
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 support
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1125 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 Connectors
No outputs
 
Eyefinity
+
 

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.

FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not 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.

4.54

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.

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.

This video card matches 74% minimum and 63% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
74%
Recommended
63%
Minimum
74%
Recommended
63%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M270X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 260, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M270X:

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