R9 270 with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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  benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
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 35.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 22.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 14.5 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.3
Series R9 270
Overall Combination Score 53/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
17.4 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
38.4 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
17.1 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
24.7 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
26.6 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
34.2 FPS
2017 For Honor
45.6 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
32.3 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39.1 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
23.6 FPS
2015 Rocket League
133.0 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
36.9 FPS
2015 Project CARS
35.3 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
51.1 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
34.1 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
43.5 FPS
2013 GRID 2
63.7 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
36.7 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
36.7 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
38.8 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
91.2 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
50.2 FPS
2009 League of Legends
171.0 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
45.3 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20.1 FPS
2019 Anthem
13.8 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.8 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
25.8 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
13.3 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
18.2 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18.6 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24.7 FPS
2017 For Honor
26.6 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
22.8 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35.3 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
20.1 FPS
2015 Rocket League
57.0 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
28.5 FPS
2015 Project CARS
27.0 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
76.0 FPS
2009 League of Legends
95.0 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
7.5 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10.5 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
12.7 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
8.4 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
9.5 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8.9 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17.1 FPS
2017 For Honor
13.3 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
19.0 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29.6 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
16.0 FPS
2015 Rocket League
26.6 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
19.0 FPS
2015 Project CARS
19.0 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
68.4 FPS
2009 League of Legends
38.0 FPS

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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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