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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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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 5.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 16 GB/s Around 11.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS vs 520 GFLOPS More than 4.5x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 74 GTexel/s vs 13 GTexel/s Around 5.8x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 5.2 GPixel/s Around 5.8x higher pixel rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 2.8x higher memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 80 vs 20 60 more texture mapping units
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 400 880 more shading units
More compute units 20 vs 5 15 more compute units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of Radeon HD 8510

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AMD Radeon HD 8510

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Significantly lower TDP 39W vs 150W 3.8x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 270  vs HD 8510 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon R9 270
179.2 GB/s
Radeon HD 8510
16 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 270
29.6 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 8510
5.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 270
74 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 8510
13 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 270
2,368 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 8510

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon R9 270  vs
HD 8510 
GPU name Curacao Redwood
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280 400
Texture mapping units 80 20
Render output processors 32 8
Compute units 20 5
Pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s 5.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 74 GTexel/s 13 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS 520 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 270  vs
HD 8510 
Memory clock speed 1,400 MHz 500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz 1,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s 16 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 39W


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