GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 560


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

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


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance


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


GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,160 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,816 GFLOPS vs 1,210 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Better PassMark score 4,566 vs 3,540 Around 30% better PassMark score
Higher texture rate 88 GTexel/s vs 50.4 GTexel/s Around 75% higher texture rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 35.2 GPixel/s vs 12.6 GPixel/s More than 2.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 336 944 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,040 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,426 vs 1,403 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
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 performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 560 

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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