HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost 2 GB

HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost 2 GB

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Introduction



AMD's new Radeon R9 270X draws its lineage more from the Radeon HD 7800 series than any other. The R9 270X is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition which launched at $350, but settled down to around $250, holding on to that price-point quite well, and for quite long. At 1050 MHz, its GPU core clock speed is 5 percent higher, and at 1400 MHz (5.60 GT/s effective), its memory clock speed is a significant 16 percent higher than the HD 7870.

The 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon on which the Radeon R9 270X is based features 1,280 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 32 raster operations units (ROPs), and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 2 GB of memory.



The R9 270X reviewed today comes from HIS. They have increased clock speeds significantly on their R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost, making this one of the highest-clocked R9 270Xs on the market at this time. We also find the HIS signature IceQ X cooler with its two fans on the card.

The card is very competitive in terms of pricing as it is available online for $200, which means there is no price increase at all for higher clocks and the cooler.

Radeon R9 270X Market Segment Analysis
 GeForce
GTX 660
ASUS
R9 270 DC II OC
Radeon
HD 7870
GeForce
GTX 580
Radeon
R9 270X
HIS
R9 270X IceQ X²
GeForce
GTX 660 Ti
GeForce
GTX 760
Radeon
HD 7950
GeForce
GTX 670
Radeon
HD 7970
GeForce
GTX 770
Shader Units9601280128051212801280134411521792134420481536
ROPs243232483232243232323232
Graphics ProcessorGK106PitcairnPitcairnGF110PitcairnPitcairnGK104GK104TahitiGK104TahitiGK104
Transistors2540M2800M2800M3000M2800M2800M3500M3500M4310M3500M4310M3500M
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB1536 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width192 bit256 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit
Core Clock980 MHz+925 MHz1000 MHz772 MHz1050 MHz1140 MHz915 MHz+980 MHz+800 MHz915 MHz+925 MHz1046 MHz+
Memory Clock1502 MHz1400 MHz1200 MHz1002 MHz1400 MHz1400 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1250 MHz1502 MHz1375 MHz1753 MHz
Price$180$185$175$310$200$200$260$235$245$270$290$330
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