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

AMD Radeon R9 270X 

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

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AMD Radeon R9 270X

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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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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,160 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,580 vs 3,537 Around 30% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,210 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 12.6 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Better video composition score 80.7 frames/s vs 41.06 frames/s More than 95% better video composition score
More shading units 1,280 vs 336 944 more shading units
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 50.4 GTexel/s Around 60% 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 2,443 vs 1,401 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
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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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560
95.7 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560
19.21 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation)

Radeon R9 270X
993.85 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560
684.65 frames/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Particle simulation)

Radeon R9 270X
378.32 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 560
197.49 mInteraction/s

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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