GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 380 vs R9 270X 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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 380 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 380  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 380

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 380

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 31,844 vs 8,520 Around 3.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 6,049 vs 4,658 Around 30% better PassMark score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,181 vs 28,000 More than 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
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 2,938 vs 1,062 More than 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 39.4 fps vs 24.5 fps More than 60% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 80.8 fps vs 55.1 fps More than 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
More compute units 28 vs 20 8 more compute units
Better video composition score 98.28 frames/s vs 80.7 frames/s More than 20% better video composition score
Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 12,191 Around 95% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 918 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
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
Slightly higher pixel rate 36.8 GPixel/s vs 29.38 GPixel/s More than 25% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,375 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 380 vs 270X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
410.27 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
84.59 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
1,503.63 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
3,352.22
Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
3,708.86
Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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