GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 560 Ti

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013)

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

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and 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

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 270X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 270X  based on its gaming, 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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Significantly 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 5,600 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,520 vs 4,013 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,580 vs 3,537 Around 30% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,459 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Better bitcoin mining score 293.29 mHash/s vs 54.73 mHash/s More than 5.2x better bitcoin mining score
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
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.3 fps vs 57.3 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,443 vs 1,401 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
54.73 mHash/s

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

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 

9.0
9.2
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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