Monday, December 23rd 2013

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

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

#1
GLD
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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#2
Nihilus
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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#3
alwayssts
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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btarunr
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GLD said:
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.
W1zzard's house has a Tribble-like infestation of Radeon R9 cards at the moment.
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#5
Baum
btarunr said:
W1zzard's house has a Tribble-like infestation of Radeon R9 cards at the moment.
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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#6
Deadlyraver
Unless if I own a 1440P monitor, and stack up another 270X, this purchase will be pointless.
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#7
micropage7
Baum said:
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!
better heatsink with better fan would make it more silent than reference design
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