GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 760


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013)


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


GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
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Higher clock speed 1,030 MHz vs 980 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 33 GPixel/s vs 23.5 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,080 MHz vs 1,032 MHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 760

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Higher BioShock infinite framerate 68.2 fps vs 55.1 fps Around 25% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 103.4 fps vs 84.3 fps Around 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 333.8 vs 310.9 More than 5% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs GeForce GTX 760

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

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

Radeon R9 270X GeForce GTX 760 @

Battlefield 3 (2013) 1920x1080 - Ultra quality + FXAA-HIGH

Radeon R9 270X
84.3 fps
GeForce GTX 760
103.4 fps
I gave GeForce Experience a quick try for Battlefield 3, and it picked a higher AA mode that was still playable in BF3, so it does value image-quality.
GeForce GTX 760 | by techPowerUp!

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon R9 270X
55.1 fps
GeForce GTX 760
68.2 fps

Civilization 5 Texture Decomp (2013) Using the newest graphics cards Civ V can speed screen transitions by reducing texture sizes

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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 760 

The 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon, on which the Radeon R9 270X is based, features 1,280 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 32 raster operations units (ROPs), and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.
Radeon R9 270X

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Picked up my 270x for $160, couldn't be happier for the card for the price I paid. Thinking about picking up another one to crossfire.
It really does depend what rig you test these games on, because it doesn't just depend on the GPU.
You forget something...GTX 760 is also more expensive. If they were the exact same price, I would agree with you.
BUT ITS FUCKING little difference dude
Everybody knows that NVIDIA > AMD
MSI GTX 760 is better, with lower noise and power consumption. Check Techpowerup Reviews.
They love to inflate Nvidia gpu's :p
GTX 760 with an AMD FX9370 and the R9 270X with an Intel Pentium 4
It's the exact same thing of the GTX 670. "OEM" don't change anything. read the title.
Wrong. A 10% performance boost, Shadow play and other nvidia goodness is worth it. Also, the 760 overclocks really well (if you get the MSI or Gigabyte one) and can match the 770 and outperform the 7950.
No it is a slightly better card (more CUDA cores) but is a OEM card
It's a rebrand of the GTX 670.
Thanks. I'm planning to get the ASUS GTX 760.
Becouse pixel fill rate is not equal to performance, pixel fill rate is the speed that it can put pixels on your screen, so on a high fps video playback it would show more fps, but on a game the video card has to "make" the video on the fly so texture map units and other specifications are far more important than pixel fill rate performance-wise
If the R9 270X has a higher pixel fill rate, then why does the GTX 760 have higher FPS? (Tech noob here)
GTX 760TI ?
Hello ray_medigan What version of CCC you have?
hi . any one have problem running nfs rival and Call of Juarez Gunslinger with asus r9 270x ? in call of juarez the system resets in less than 20 secends and in nfs te screen in full screen play is completely black? cpu:6350 mb:asus m5a99 fx pro ram : corsair 8 gb dual
Also, if you're choosing between the 270x & the GTX 760, it's far more worth it to get the 270x. You're spending anywehre from $30 & up for FRACTIONALLY more performance. I got my 270x on sale, it's an overclocked version, costed me $190 vs the cheapest 760 right now is $232, much more cost effective to get the 270x.
It is 100% worth the money. I have one and I love it. I can play very pretty games such as Planetside 2 on very high settings & still hold a very solid FPS (usually 60, dips down to like 56 in very high combat on that game) It's an EXCELLENT card, I have been using it for months, it is cheap, and it gets the job done. You will be happy if you purchase.
Thanks for the feedback about the gpu, but I actually ended up finding a 760 that was ten dollars cheaper than the 270x's cheapest model that I could find. It was 30 dollars off during a sale and I figured that it was a sign to purchase this card. I was going to go with the 270x a sapphire version of this card because it was the most affordable one, but then I saw the 760 for 220 $ and after mail in rebate it goes down to 200$. I figured that was a good buy for the system I was am putting together for her computer(my wife's) It has a fx 6 core card from amd, which I believe is good enough to not bottleneck with gpu, also with 8 gigabytes of gskill ddr3 ram. I think she will be all set for playing 10-25 man raid in the next expansion of WOW.
I'm sure it can handle WoD expansion, maybe not on ultra settings but on high settings, sure. This gpu is just simply great bang for buck, I recommend. Sure GTX760 is better but just slightly. And the money you save is like 60 bucks/euros, depends where you live, you can invest that money on a cpu which wont bottleneck this one.
I wanted to ask if the 270x graphics card would be a worthy card to put into my girlfriend new computer build, because her aging anthlon quad core build is just getting old and slow. I wanted to ask if this gpu would be able to handle 25 man raids on the new expansion of WOW which the graphics, shadowing, and textures are all being improved considerably. I just am looking for a good gpu that will break my bank, and I have heard positive things about the 760 but have not heard too much about the 270x
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