GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 560

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

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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Higher clock speed 1,030 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,637 GFLOPS vs 1,210 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,160 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better passmark score 4,506 vs 3,540 More than 25% better passmark score
Significantly higher pixel rate 33 GPixel/s vs 12.6 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 336 944 more shading units
Higher texture rate 82.4 GTexel/s vs 50.4 GTexel/s Around 65% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,040 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better passmark direct compute score 2,399 vs 1,409 More than 70% better passmark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 560

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 560

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Lower TDP 150W vs 180W More than 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs GeForce GTX 560

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 560 

9.0
9.3
It offers decent performance for up to, including, 1680x1050 gaming, comes with improved performance and overclocking potential when compared to GeForce GTX 460 and features improved performance per Watt.
GeForce GTX 560

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