GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 550 vs R9 270 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 270 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 270  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon R9 270

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 550

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,600 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,183 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,400 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 50W vs 150W 3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 270

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Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 112 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS vs 1,211 GFLOPS More than 95% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 74 GTexel/s vs 37.86 GTexel/s More than 95% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 512 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 18.93 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 312.65 vs 256 More than 20% better sky diver factor score
More compute units 20 vs 8 12 more compute units
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 2,223 vs 1,730 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 550 vs R9 270

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
140.91 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270
251.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
34.18 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270
48.58 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
1,037.3 frames/s
Radeon R9 270
1,000.39 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
323.41 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 270
378.32 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
3,347.98
Radeon R9 270
3,359.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
3,702.81
Radeon R9 270
3,717.7

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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