GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 6970 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

5.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6970 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6970  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of Radeon HD 6970

AMD Radeon HD 6970

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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 1,100 MHz vs 880 MHz 25% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,658 vs 3,493 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 22,250 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 192 GB/s vs 176 GB/s Around 10% higher memory bandwidth
Better fire strike factor score 51.83 vs 37.18 Around 40% better fire strike factor score
Higher pixel rate 36.8 GPixel/s vs 28.16 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Better video composition score 80.7 frames/s vs 52.14 frames/s Around 55% better video composition score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 57 Around 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,375 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 180W vs 250W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,035 vs 8,520 More than 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 24 vs 20 4 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs HD 6970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6970
274.06 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6970
18.68 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970
920.29 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98
Radeon HD 6970
3,351.26

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26
Radeon HD 6970
3,706.33

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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Comments

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for 50% price... no comments, better 2 6970..
I don't think i would say it smashes it. I own two 6970s and one 270x and honestly the two cards aren't that much different outside of the benchmarking world
The 270X Smashes the 6970. Just saying.
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