GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 560 Ti among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

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
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 17,648 Around 60% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,520 vs 4,013 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,593 vs 3,531 More than 30% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,688 GFLOPS vs 1,459.2 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 33.6 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 384 896 more shading units
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 310.9 vs 225.5 Around 40% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 52.5 Around 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 62.77 vs 39.81 Around 60% better fire strike factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.3 fps vs 57.3 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly better particle simulation score 378.32 mInteraction/s vs 248.26 mInteraction/s More than 50% better particle simulation score
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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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
30.7 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
993.85 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
814.96 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

9.0
9.2
Considering the excellent cooling capabilities of the heatsink I see no reason why they didn't clock higher.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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