R9 270 with Core i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 270
Price $ 275 5/5 Excellent
Year 2013 2/5 Acceptable
Series R9 270
Maximum Recorded Temperature 66C 5/5 Excellent
Max Fan Noise 48dB 3/5 Good
Recommended Power Supply 500W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 45 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 2 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 53/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Battlefield 4
39 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
51 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
34 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
44 FPS
2013 GRID 2
64 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
37 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
37 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
50 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
45 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

R9 270 Specifications

Board Design

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

Clock Speeds

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

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

Compute Units20
Shading Units1280

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.