GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 550 Ti 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

7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 270X 

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

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Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 270X

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 2,272 Around 10.5x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 9,923 More than 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,609 vs 1,925 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 80% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,688 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS Around 4x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 33.6 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 4.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better fire strike factor score 51.84 vs 17.08 More than 3x better fire strike factor score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.3 fps vs 31.4 fps Around 2.8x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 47 Around 40% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More shading units 1,280 vs 192 1088 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
Better manhattan score 3,713.26 vs 3,539.52 Around 5% better manhattan score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 35% higher memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 378.32 mInteraction/s vs 143.31 mInteraction/s Around 2.8x better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,484 vs 803 More than 3x better PassMark direct compute score
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 8,520 Around 85% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Lower TDP 116W vs 180W More than 35% lower TDP

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.27 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.23 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
17.38 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
993.85 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
470.72 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

9.0
8.8
GPU overclocking potential is quite good even though the ASUS card is overclocked out of the box.
Radeon R9 270X

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