AMD Radeon R9 270X with Core i7-3770K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 270X
Release Year
R9 270X
Maximum Temperature
84 C
Max Noise Level
55.8 dB
Minimum Power Supply
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
67.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
Average 4K Performance
2 GB
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings


Year Game Frames Per Second
2014 Thief
50.5 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
68.8 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
86.8 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
60.2 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
46.5 FPS
2013 GRID 2
155.6 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
50.4 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
124.5 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
84.3 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
81 FPS


Year Game Frames Per Second


Year Game Frames Per Second

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Hi guys, I have a choice of a r9 270x with 16gb of ddr3 ram for £150, but do I go for the 16gb of ddr3 with a gtx 1060 for around £190 instead? bearing in mind my budget for my whole pc is about £500.

    Many thanks,


    Answer: Of the money, I assume 16GB DDR3 is making up about 50-70quid either way.

    Let's call it 50 for arguments sake.

    so 100quid for a 270X vs 140 for a 1060..... 3GB or 6GB?

    Even assuming the 3GB variant, you're looking at +50% (minimum!) relative performance..... using a 780 as a reference, where a 3GB 1060 is stronger.

    +>50% relative (or +>80% if a 6GB 1060) performance for +40% price premium ..... seems totally worth it to me.

  • Question: Running some final last gasp attempts to save my GFX card, but I think it's probably toast. Wanted to upgrade to a GTX 1060 6GB if that does turn out to be the case, but I'm worried if I'd be wasting money given my other specs.

    AMD FX6300 (six core, 3.5Ghz)
    Gigabyte 970A-DS3P
    1x8gb ram
    Corsair 550W PSU


    Answer: Your specs seems fine for current modern game. But if I were you I would definitely upgrade to a 1060 6gb version!

  • Question: I have an R9 270X 4gb card and I was going to upgrade to the RX 480 8gb, however I have a spare PCI lane so would it be possible to crossfire the two or at least have them both running on the same computer, like one for each monitor? I know the 480 does not have the connector for the crossfire cable so will the 270X just not work?

    Answer: They use different architectures so they are not crossfire compatible.

  • Question: I really want an upgrade for my build from r9 270x to rx 480 but i would have this extra gpu so i was wondering can i use both of them in the same build?? Will that work?

    Madpasu said:
    Epicness937 said:
    right now you can get about 130$-160$ for your 270x if you sell it so thats a idea that money and the rx 480 money could be put together and you can save a little and get a 1070

    also whats you cpu and psu?

    sorry for this very late reply, i have a AMD FX 8350 4.4 ghz cpu and my psu is 650w
    also do u know any place i can sell it? or do u mean on like ebay or kijiji??

    thank you

    with that cpu a 1070 or even a rx 480 is not a very great investment i would highly recommend upgrading to a 6th gen i5 or 4th-6th gen i7 platform

  • Question: Hey guys, how is everyone? I play mainly BF1 and WoW mainly. With my current rig I running most things around High at 60+ fps give or take ?(rarely ever dropping below the 60 threshold). Essentially I was wondering with my current build remaining the same would it make sense to upgrade my GPU to an RX 480 or just stick with my R9 270X? After some reading I am of the understanding that the 270X is beginning to get a little long in the tooth but also understand that my CPU is not the best either but I can not afford an upgrade right now and am waiting for Zen anyway. What are your thoughts on the GPU upgrade solely? Hope this finds you all well.

    Answer: There will be some bottleneck, but since you are planning on Zen, it isn't that big of a deal.

R9 270X Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC631, C632
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP180 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1050 MHz
GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1400 MHz 5600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price199 USD
Release DateOct 8th, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size212 mm²
GPU NameCuracao
GPU VariantCuracao XT (215-0848004)
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) performance2,688 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance168.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate33.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate84.00 GTexel/s