GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270 vs 550 Ti


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance


Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load


GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon R9 270 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 270  based on its .

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AMD Radeon R9 270

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Front view of Radeon R9 270

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 270

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Better passmark score 4,183 vs 1,923 Around 2.2x better passmark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 3.2x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 80% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s 4x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s 2.5x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 192 1088 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 35% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
Better passmark direct compute score 2,136 vs 796 Around 2.8x better passmark direct compute score
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Lower TDP 116W vs 150W Around 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270  vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

With a retail price of $185, the card is just $5 more expensive than the AMD reference design.
Radeon R9 270


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