GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 7970 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 270X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 270X  based on its noise and power.

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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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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 180W vs 250W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 179.2 GB/s More than 45% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,688 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 84 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 5.83 frames/s Around 50% better T-Rex score
More compute units 32 vs 20 12 more compute units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 70.4 fps vs 55.1 fps Around 30% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 100.5 fps vs 84.3 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 21.22 vs 19.62 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs HD 7970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.23 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
993.85 frames/s
Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
378.32 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
5.83 frames/s
Radeon HD 7970
8.62 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs HD 7970 

9.0
8.8
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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