Wednesday, November 13th 2013
ASUS launched a pair of Radeon R9 270 (non-X) graphics cards based on its DirectCU II cooling solution, the R9270-DCU2-2GD5 (reference) and R9270-DCU2OC-2GD5 (identical, factory-overclocked). The cards take advantage of the company's lightweight DirectCU II cooling solution, on which the company's R9 270X graphics cards are based, and an identical PCB. The OC variant offers clock speeds of 950 to 975 MHz core, while the reference-clock variant sticks to 900 to 925 MHz. Memory is left untouched on both, at 5.60 GHz. The R9 270 features 1,280 stream processors 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.