GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270 vs 7850 among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 270 

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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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Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 74 vs 35 More than 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS vs 1,761.3 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 74 GTexel/s vs 55 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of Radeon HD 7850

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AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Significantly better T-Rex score 4 frames/s vs -1 frames/s Around 500% better T-Rex score
Lower TDP 130W vs 150W Around 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270 vs HD 7850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
293.29 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7850
213.03 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
57.24 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7850
46.74 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
1,298.8 frames/s
Radeon HD 7850
1,166.58 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
3,359.76
Radeon HD 7850
3,351.28

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
3,717.7
Radeon HD 7850
3,717.53

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Crysis 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270  vs HD 7850 

9.2
9.1
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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