GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 550 Ti

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

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Radeon R9 270X 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R9 270X

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 2,272 Around 10.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 9,923 More than 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better passmark score 4,517 vs 1,929 More than 2.2x better passmark score
Higher clock speed 1,030 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,637 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 3.8x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 33 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 82.4 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 192 1088 more shading units
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.3 fps vs 31.4 fps Around 2.8x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 35% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better passmark direct compute score 2,383 vs 803 Around 3x better passmark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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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

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

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The 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon, on which the Radeon R9 270X is based, features 1,280 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 32 raster operations units (ROPs), and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.
Radeon R9 270X

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