GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270 vs 745 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 270 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 270  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 6.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,261 vs 2,167 More than 95% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS vs 793.3 GFLOPS Around 3x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 74 GTexel/s vs 24.79 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 384 896 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 80 vs 24 56 more texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 49.6 vs 27.8 Around 80% better fire strike factor score
Significantly better video composition score 80.7 frames/s vs 25.9 frames/s More than 3x better video composition score
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 16.53 GPixel/s Around 80% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,223 vs 1,048 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better manhattan score 3,717.7 vs 1,728.44 Around 2.2x better manhattan score
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 745

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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,033 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 55W vs 150W 2.7x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270 vs GeForce GTX 745

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
251.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 745
96.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 745
24.01 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
1,298.8 frames/s
GeForce GTX 745
335.34 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
GeForce GTX 745

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
GeForce GTX 745

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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No clue but I am stuck with this card for now ... Well as soon as it arrives and I will just *cross fingers* it is actually a decent card. I will have it on a i7 4960X w/ 32g RAM 1600mhz and a 4tb raid setup ... Only liquid cooling will be to cpu and no, I won't be overclocking since I will be mostly using it for work with a few games. Coming from Apple iMac, just wondering if it will fair well. My last "Win-PC" was a Area 51 ALX w/ gtx 480 sli and I am still surprised it didn't catch on fire had to replace one of the 480s since it burned out literally. My only gaming, at the time, was Mafia2 and CoD, it burned out trying out WoW ... LOL So I am coming back to PC terrified and with AMD at the helm we shall see.
How did the 270 completely blow the 745 away, but it's too close too call?? It won by .8. The r9 290 lost to the 770, AND THEY HAD THE EXACT SAME SCORE.(8.4) Is that not too close to tell? The 290 even beat the 770 in 4 of the 6 benchmarks, and it STILL lost. The only thing that the 745 here was better at is noise level. And thats how it should be since its so underpowered. Every other test, the 270 won by a mile. What is going on here???
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