GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 560 Ti


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013) and Far Cry 3


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

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

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and PassMark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

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


No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 16,518 Around 45% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 17,648 Around 60% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,565 vs 3,540 Around 30% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,520 vs 4,013 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,816 GFLOPS vs 1,459 GFLOPS Around 95% better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 35.2 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 88 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 310.9 vs 225.5 Around 40% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
More shading units 1,280 vs 384 896 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.3 fps vs 57.3 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,425 vs 1,403 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher far cry 3 framerate 31.8 fps vs 24 fps Around 35% higher far cry 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Slightly lower TDP 170W vs 180W More than 5% lower TDP

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Far Cry 3 1920 x 1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA + Enh. AtoC

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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

I like the big "900 MHz Overclocked" on the front, which quickly lets you identify the card as an overclocked SKU.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti


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