Radeon R9 M270X 

Released February, 2015
  • 900 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5

As for the design, we are looking at a dual 6-Pin power connector configuration and display ports that include two sets, a DVI and a full-length HDMI port.
by hassan-mujtaba (Jan, 2014)
The cooling fan is the same Radax fan as found on MSI's Mini-ITX GTX 760 card, which can cool the card efficiently and quietly.
by Niels-Broekhuijsen (May, 2014)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R9 M270X among Laptop GPUs


Radeon R9 M270X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon R9 M270X
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Radeon R9 M270X
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R9 M270X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon R9 M270X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon R9 M270X
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Radeon R9 M270X

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 M270X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
318 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.81 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
64.03 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
45.54 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
52.2 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
1,320.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 860M
764.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
794.97 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
381.14 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960M
580.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 860M
545.25 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
6.36 frames/s
GeForce GTX 860M
3.42 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
3.67 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
87.72 frames/s
GeForce GTX 860M
28.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
52.02 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
GeForce GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 960M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M270X
GeForce GTX 860M

In The News From around the web

The speed increase from your R9 270X CF setup will be noticed, greatly, where you should be doing 1080p at 60FPS without a problem, and even 1440p at 60FPS+ and some 4K gaming if you've got the display or TV that supports that resolution.
The 2 x SAPPHIRE R9 270X Vapor-X cards are a potent setup in Crossfire, so I would recommend upgrading to something of equivalent power - but a single-GPU solution.

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta Drivers

by Ryan Smith |
Otherwise these drivers do contain a handful of other Crossfire fixes, including fixes for Total War: Rome 2, Alien: Isolation, and Shadow of Mordor.

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview: A Glimpse into Core M

by Ryan Smith |
When it comes to building and configuring Core M, Intel likes to refer to their efforts as the “Fanless Challenge,” reflecting the fact that their biggest goal with Core M is to comfortably get the processor in to 10” tablets under 10mm in thickness that are passively cooled.
The end result no doubt limited what performance optimizations Intel could integrate into Broadwell’s design, but it also functionally reduces power requirements for any given performance level, furthering Intel’s goals in getting Core performance in a mobile device.

MSI Reveals Compact Mini-ITX R9 270X Graphics Card

by Niels Broekhuijsen |
The cooler also carries the red and black design that MSI uses for its "Gaming" branded hardware, so it'll combine very well aesthetically with the rest of your system if you have matching hardware.
Now, MSI has built a similar card but with an AMD GPU, making a very compact R9 270X gaming graphics card.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Saturn
Market Laptop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon R9 M270X 725 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 768
Texture mapping units 48
Render output processors 16
Compute units 12
Pixel rate 16 GPixel/s
Texture rate 48 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,536 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 88 GB/s
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