AMD Radeon R9 270X

AMD Radeon R9 270X

The AMD Radeon R9 270X is an upper middle-class graphics card for desktop PCs, that has been presented in October 2013. It is based on the "Curacao" GPU and manufactured in 28 nanometers. The card offers 1280 shader units and a 256-bit memory interface (2 GB GDDR5, 179 GB/s).

Architecture

The R9 270X uses the same chip as the older Radeon HD 7870. Curacao, former known as Pitcairn, is based on the GCN architecture and offers 1280 shaders, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Compared to the HD 7870, the R9 270X clocks slightly higher at 1050 MHz for the Core (max. Boost) and 1400 MHz (5600 MHz effective) for the memory. Just like the faster R9 290X, the 270X supports DirectX 11.2 (only Tier-1), but lacks the new Trueaudio feature.

Performance

Depending on game and settings, the performance of the Radeon R9 270X is similar to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760. Therefore, even the fastest mobile GPUs like the GeForce GTX 780M are outperformed slightly. Demanding games like Metro: Last Light can be played fluently in 1920 x 1080 pixels and maximum settings. In some cases, even higher resolutions or additional AA/AF are possible.

Features

The R9 270X supports well-known features like Eyefinity, but also some innovations such as a new turbo mode. Depending on power consumption and temperature, the core can be boosted up to 1050 MHz. However, there is no offical base clock respectively a lower limit.

Power Consumption

Thanks to dynamic clock adjustments and the Zero Core technology, the R9 270X is very energy efficient while idle. Under load, the card is rated at a typical power consumption of 180 watts.

ManufacturerAMD
R9 Series

Radeon R9 290X

2816 @ 1000MHz512 Bit @ 5000MHz

Radeon R9 280X

2048 @ 1000MHz384 Bit @ 6000MHz
Radeon R9 270X 1280 @ 1050MHz256 Bit @ 5600MHz
CodenameCuracao XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed *1050 MHz
Memory Speed *5600 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2
Power Consumption180 Watt
Transistors2800 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement08.10.2013
InformationPCI-E 3.0, HDMI mit 4K-Support
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-11-19)