GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 7870 XT 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

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT  based on its compute performance.

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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 925 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 20,070 Around 20% better 3DMark06 score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 975 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly better fire strike factor score 51.83 vs 47.56 Around 10% better fire strike factor score
Front view of Radeon HD 7870 XT

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

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Better PassMark direct compute score 2,460 vs 1,062 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute 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
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 72 vs 65 More than 10% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly more compute units 24 vs 20 4 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs HD 7870 XT

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
345.79 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
65.4 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
1,230.47 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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