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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 36.8 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Slightly lower TDP 180W vs 200W 10% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 192 GB/s 25% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,280 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 2,725 vs 1,062 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
More compute units 28 vs 20 8 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs HD 7950 Boost

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Far Cry 3 1920 x 1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA + Enh. AtoC

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

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

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Now they're both the same price 169euro
For 30 bucks more I could've get the 7950 which is better than the r9 270x...
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