GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270 vs R7 370 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 370 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 370  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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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 crysis 3 framerate 74 vs 26.3 More than 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 49.6 vs 37 Around 35% better fire strike factor score
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 R7 370

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Lower TDP 110W vs 150W More than 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270 vs R7 370

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
251.26 mHash/s
Radeon R7 370
247.3 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
57.24 mPixels/s
Radeon R7 370
49.77 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
3,359.76
Radeon R7 370
3,359.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270
3,717.7
Radeon R7 370
3,714.5

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Comments

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Bit confused.. R7 is allegedly better.. but scores worse than the R9.. All the game examples have the R9 giving better fps. Then it lists value as 9.5.. when the R9 is cheaper than the R7..
Not in Mars
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you fucktard it clearly says its 608 bucks you twat
Not in Hungary.
Yes in Russia
Not in algeria
Not in Algeria
Not in Indonesian :D
Yes in free market countries :D
not in South Africa
Yes in the Czech Republic. :D
Not in Ireland
not in turkey :D
Not in brasil :D
You don't necessarily need to overclock the 260X. It is pretty easy though, just push sliders on afterburn. But the 260X should fit your criteria fine. If you need more power, R7 370 is perfect.
No prob. Good luck!
i'd like a card that i dont have to overclock (im scared of burning/killing/bricking my GPU) and can run the most DEMANDING games at 40+ fps with ATLEAST mid-high settings
thanks for the guide bro ! really appreciate you helping out a brother here ... long live the PCMR !
I guess so. They're all refurbished GPU's. And the customs shouldn't take anything. Shipping and all that is paid in full with the card. The actual card is 25 bucks less than what you see. Good luck getting your GPU though dude.
Other settings in BF4. Handles so many games maximum though. I also mod my games with sweetFX. Graphics mod that looks better than ultra with a minimal performance hit.
"with a few turned to max" is that other games ur talking about or other settings in BF4 ?
ahaha ... man if that was so easy , i wouldnt be here. the pakistani customs dept have got a thing for innocent importers like me ... they charge horrendous bribes just to give the imported product a green light. good option tho ... maybe if i move abroad or the laws get better , i;ll buy from these awesome guys. where are they based in ? US ?
By the way, use GPUshack.com. Refurbished GPU'S and the prices are insane. They price also includes shipping. You also get a 2 year warranty. There was ano MSI R9 380 GAMING on there, not sure if it still is.
R7 370 or R7 260X would be fine for you. I can do BF4 at 1080P high settings with a few turned to max on my 260X at around 55 FPS. R7 370 should be able to handle more settings. But remember, R7 260X, not 360. 360 is an OC'D 260 non X.
there's hardly any powercolor in Pakistan , except maybe some second hand / refurbished imports and those cost a fortune too ... im aiming for 45-60 fps at mid-high settings for the MOST resource intensive games (witcher 3 , gta v and the like) i was hoping to find a r9 270 ( not the 'x' version) but with the 300 series im hoping to find its equivalent ... either that or a USED r9 280 (again not the 'x' version , as its TOO pricey) for my build...
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