AMD launches Radeon R9 270 for $179

Published: Nov 13th 2013, 06:23 GMT


AMD has introduced a new mid-range GPU — Radeon R9 270 (non-X).

What R9 270 basically offers are slower clocks than 270X while keeping the same GPU configuration. That said we have 1280 Stream Cores, 80 Texture Units and 32 ROPs. The only difference is the core clock: 925 MHz vs 1050 MHz. The R9 270 is also rated at 150 watts, which is much lower than 270X (180W). Both cards ship with 2GB GDDR5 memory and 256-bit interface. If you were planning to purchase 270X then there’s absolutely no point, you will get the same performance with 270 non-X. AMD could have made many changes, to at least help customers determine whether to choose 270X or 270. This similarity in the specifications will only cause more confusion.

Radeon R9 270 is going to compete with GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and GeForce GTX 660. It supports Mantle, so it might be a good budget solution for games like BF4 (check charts below).

The R9 270 has MSRP at $179, this is $20 lower than 270X. Card is available starting from today.


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by Skr13

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-R9-2701 Radeon-R9-270-Series Radeon-R9-270-Custom-Models Radeon-R9-270-150W Radeon-R9-270-Gaming Radeon-R9-270-Gaming-Performance Radeon-R9-270-1080P-Gaming Radeon-R9-270-Battlefield-41 Radeon-R9-270-4K-Gaming Radeon-R9-270-FireStrike-Performance

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