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Sapphire Rolls Out Radeon R9 270X Dual-X 4 GB Graphics Card

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. btarunr

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    Sapphire rolled out a variant of its Radeon R9 270X Dual-X graphics card with double the standard memory amount, at 4 GB, which makes the card meet the recommended system requirements of games such as Battlefield 4. The card features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.60 GHz (GDDR5-effective), across a 256-bit wide memory interface, churning out 179 GB/s of bandwidth. It's practically identical to the R9 270X Dual-X graphics card. The card features a non-reference design PCB, and the company's compact Dual-X cooling solution. The card could retail for a $30 to $50 premium over the $199 reference design when it hits western markets. Currently, it's restricted to markets in the greater China region.

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    I hope to see a TPU review of a R9 270x 4g card.

    The past few weeks, this card (w/BF4 even) has been in and out of stock on Newegg for $230.
     
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    4 GB, huh? Not that useful on a single card but it would come in handy for tri-fire. I would like to see how well these cards scale in a tri-fire vs a pair of 280x cards. Tom's just did an article on 3 gtx 760 with 4GB vs a pair of GTX 780s.
     
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    I personally think these will become an interesting solution, especially if prices on Hawaii stay high and 270x prices begin to fall.

    While I would like to see a crossfire review of them (with minimum and avg framerates), especially overclocked versus single Hawaii cards, I wonder if it is best left for after AMD releases their next big driver update (for crossfire).
     
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    W1zzard's house has a Tribble-like infestation of Radeon R9 cards at the moment.
     
    alwayssts and TRWOV say thanks.
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    muhaha im a good at cleanup, just let me steal the gpu's for christmas....

    W1zzard, i hope you decorate the christmas tree with them!


    i whised someone made a 290's silent, event lower performance would be ok for me but water cooling a a no go because of the rest of my system and even datasecurity... hey look my gpu peed on my hdd nooooo!
     
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    Unless if I own a 1440P monitor, and stack up another 270X, this purchase will be pointless.
     
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    better heatsink with better fan would make it more silent than reference design
     

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