R9 270 with i7-3770K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 270 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between R9 270 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 270 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 270 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

R9 270 with i7-3770K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon R9 270
Price $ 275.0
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 66C
Max Fan Noise 48.3dB
Recommended Power Supply 500W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 34.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 22.7 FPS
Average 4K Performance 13.7 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 13.1
Series R9 270
Variant AMD Radeon R9 270
Overall Combination Score 51/100 Acceptable

The R9 280 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the R9 270 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 179. AMD ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 1.0 graphics card inside the R9 270, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
34
38.4
2019 Metro Exodus
15
17.1
2019 World War Z
34
38.0
2019 Gears of War 5
22
24.9
2019 F1 2019
28
31.2
2019 GreedFall
25
28.1
2019 Borderlands 3
17
19.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
38.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
13
14.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
20
23.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
24.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
26.6
2018 Strange Brigade
36
40.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30
34.2
2017 For Honor
41
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
29
32.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
21
23.6
2015 Rocket League
119
133.0
2015 Need For Speed
33
36.9
2015 Project CARS
31
35.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
58
64.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
45
51.1
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30
34.1
2013 Crysis 3
39
43.5
2013 GRID 2
57
63.7
2013 Metro: Last Light
33
36.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
33
36.7
2013 Battlefield 4
34
38.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
82
91.2
2011 Battlefield 3
45
50.2
2009 League of Legends
153
171.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
40
45.3

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
20
25.8
2019 Metro Exodus
10
13.3
2019 World War Z
22
27.7
2019 Gears of War 5
14
18.1
2019 F1 2019
17
22.1
2019 GreedFall
16
20.3
2019 Borderlands 3
11
13.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
27.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
12.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
18.1
2018 Just Cause 4
14
18.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14
18.6
2018 Strange Brigade
22
27.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
19
24.7
2017 For Honor
21
26.6
2017 Project CARS 2
18
22.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
28
35.3
2016 Dishonored 2
16
20.1
2015 Rocket League
45
57.0
2015 Need For Speed
22
28.5
2015 Project CARS
21
27.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
33
41.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
60
76.0
2009 League of Legends
76
95.0

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
12.7
2019 Metro Exodus
5
8.4
2019 World War Z
11
16.0
2019 Gears of War 5
7
11.4
2019 F1 2019
9
14.1
2019 GreedFall
5
8.4
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
11
16.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
7.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
7
11.4
2018 Just Cause 4
6
9.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
8.9
2018 Strange Brigade
10
15.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11
17.1
2017 For Honor
9
13.3
2017 Project CARS 2
13
19.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
20
29.6
2016 Dishonored 2
11
16.0
2015 Rocket League
18
26.6
2015 Need For Speed
13
19.0
2015 Project CARS
13
19.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
13
19.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
47
68.4
2009 League of Legends
26
38.0
R9 270 with i7-3770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 270 Specifications

R9 270 Board Design

Board NumberC630, C631, C632
Length8.28 inches 210 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP150 W

R9 270 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock925 MHz
GPU Clock900 MHz
Memory Clock1400 MHz 5600 MHz effective

R9 270 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price179 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateNov 13th, 2013

R9 270 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.77

R9 270 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size212 mm²
GPU NameCuracao
GPU VariantCuracao PRO (215-0848000)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors2,800 million

R9 270 Memory

Bandwidth179.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 270 Render Config

Compute Units20
ROPs32
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

R9 270 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,368 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance148.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate74.00 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

Performance Analysis At stock speeds, the R9 270 is on par with the GTX 660 and HD 7870 in Battlefield 3 but 4fps behind the R9 270X, with PowerColor's overclock reducing this gap to 2fps.
The lack of TrueAudio on the R9 280X and R9 270X is definitely an issue, especially if the technology takes off and buyers cotton on to it being "available on AMD's latest graphics cards".
The R9 270 is an excellent little graphics card that provides an enviable combination of low price with good framerates along with a free copy of Battlefield 4.
AMD's new Radeon R9 270X matches last generation's HD 7950 in performance while still coming at an attractive 0 price point. We were a bit disappointed by the reference-design cooler, but board partners will soon release their own designs with custom heatsinks that will perform better.
The AMD Radeon R9 270X is a great GPU for those who can't afford luxury models but want strong 1080p performance.
AMD packages up another sub-0 graphics card, this time calling it the Radeon R9 270. We expected a Radeon HD 7850 replacement, but received something quite different. Is it a worthwhile step up ...
The AMD Radeon R9 270X & R9 270 Review: Feat. Asus & HIS ... The Radeon R9 270 series is composed of two products, the 270X and the 270, with the X indicating the higher performing part in AMD’s ...
The Radeon R9 270 was a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Curacao graphics processor, in its Curacao PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.

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