AMD Radeon R9 270 arrives November 13th

Published: 11th Nov 2013, 09:35 GMT

AMD Radeon R7 270

According to the report from VR-Zone, AMD will release a new Radeon R9 graphics card in two days. This is in fact the slowest card from this segment.

AMD Radeon R9 270 launch date

AMD Radeon R7 270 specifications

The rumor has it that Radeon R9 270 is simply Radeon HD 7870 with slightly higher clocks, but still lower than 270X’s. The R9 270 is still Pitcairn based, only AMD calls it Curacao. The card features 1280 Stream Processors, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The clock speeds are not confirmed, some samples have 900 MHz others have 950 MHz, I chose the lowest I could find. The memory clock is the same as on R9 270X — 5600 MHz. Both cards will have 2GB GDDR5 memory by default.

According to VR-Zone cards with reference coolers will only be available to the press. The retail versions of R9 270 will be equipped with custom cooling solutions.

The R9 270 will compete with GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and GTX 660. Card is expected to cost around $179.

AMD Radeon R9 270 series
Radeon R9 270Radeon R9 270X
PictureAMD Radeon R7 270AMD R9 270X (1)
GPU CodenameCuracao PROCuracao XT
GPU Process28nm28nm
GPU Config1280 : 80 : 321280 : 80 : 32
Video Memory2GB GDDR52GB GDDR5
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit
Base Clock900 MHz1000 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock1400 MHz1400 MHz
Effective Clock5600 MHz5600 MHz
Bandwidth179 GB/s179 GB/s
TDP150 W180 W

AMD Radeon R7 270 performance

El Chapuzas Informatico leaked performance charts of the new card. We are looking at 10-20% performance gain in comparison to GTX 660, and even more when compared to GTX 650 Ti Boost.

Radeon-R9-270-Benchmark-Battlefield-4-600x329 Radeon-R9-270-Benchmark-Tomb-Raider-600x335 Radeon-R9-270-Benchmark-Far-Cry-3-600x321 Radeon-R9-270-Benchmark-Bioshock-Infinite Radeon-R9-270-Benchmark-3DMark-Fire-Strike

Source: VR-Zone, El Chapuzas Informatico

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