AMD Radeon R9 M270X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M270X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M270X sales 5 February 2015. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 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 8.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M270X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Saturn
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
5 February 2015
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M270X'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 M270X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
10
 
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
Boost Clock
775 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
48.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
of 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 support
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1125 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M270X.
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
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M270X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8.79
 
 
Passmark
1417
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M270X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M270X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which is slower by 3% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

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