• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

R9 270 vs R9 270X

Joined
Nov 26, 2013
Messages
779 (0.48/day)
Likes
156
Location
South Africa
System Name Mroofie / Mroofie
Processor Amd Phenom 2 x6 1100T Black Edition / Inte Cpu i5 4460 3.2GHZ Turbo Boost 3.4
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) / Gigabyte B85M-HD3
Cooling Stock Cooling / Same
Memory Apacer DDR3 1333mhz (4GB) / Adata DDR3 1600Mhz(8GB) CL11
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 440 / Gigabyte Gtx 960 WF
Storage Seagate 1TB / Seagate 80GB / Seagate 1TB (another one)
Display(s) Philips LED 24 Inch 1080p 60Hz / LG LCD 19 Inch 768p 60Hz / Sony Bravia TV 1080p 60Hz?
Case Standard / Zalman T4
Audio Device(s) Meh
Power Supply Standard Psu 450w / Antec Truepower Classic 750W 80 Plus Gold
Mouse Meh
Keyboard Meh
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7
Benchmark Scores Who Cares
#1
what's the real difference ?
Because adding another 100+$ for higher clock is just insane :0
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
4,335 (1.77/day)
Likes
3,020
Location
Mexico
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit

RCoon

Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
11,486 (5.24/day)
Likes
9,724
Location
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
#3
They're identical, just one is OC'd with a higher TDP. One is Curacao Pro and one is Curacao XT. Same SP's, same everything.
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2013
Messages
779 (0.48/day)
Likes
156
Location
South Africa
System Name Mroofie / Mroofie
Processor Amd Phenom 2 x6 1100T Black Edition / Inte Cpu i5 4460 3.2GHZ Turbo Boost 3.4
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) / Gigabyte B85M-HD3
Cooling Stock Cooling / Same
Memory Apacer DDR3 1333mhz (4GB) / Adata DDR3 1600Mhz(8GB) CL11
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 440 / Gigabyte Gtx 960 WF
Storage Seagate 1TB / Seagate 80GB / Seagate 1TB (another one)
Display(s) Philips LED 24 Inch 1080p 60Hz / LG LCD 19 Inch 768p 60Hz / Sony Bravia TV 1080p 60Hz?
Case Standard / Zalman T4
Audio Device(s) Meh
Power Supply Standard Psu 450w / Antec Truepower Classic 750W 80 Plus Gold
Mouse Meh
Keyboard Meh
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7
Benchmark Scores Who Cares
Joined
Nov 26, 2013
Messages
779 (0.48/day)
Likes
156
Location
South Africa
System Name Mroofie / Mroofie
Processor Amd Phenom 2 x6 1100T Black Edition / Inte Cpu i5 4460 3.2GHZ Turbo Boost 3.4
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) / Gigabyte B85M-HD3
Cooling Stock Cooling / Same
Memory Apacer DDR3 1333mhz (4GB) / Adata DDR3 1600Mhz(8GB) CL11
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 440 / Gigabyte Gtx 960 WF
Storage Seagate 1TB / Seagate 80GB / Seagate 1TB (another one)
Display(s) Philips LED 24 Inch 1080p 60Hz / LG LCD 19 Inch 768p 60Hz / Sony Bravia TV 1080p 60Hz?
Case Standard / Zalman T4
Audio Device(s) Meh
Power Supply Standard Psu 450w / Antec Truepower Classic 750W 80 Plus Gold
Mouse Meh
Keyboard Meh
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7
Benchmark Scores Who Cares
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
4,335 (1.77/day)
Likes
3,020
Location
Mexico
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
#6
Get the 270 and OC.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2012
Messages
146 (0.07/day)
Likes
75
Location
Oklahoma
System Name Main Rig
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Silverstone Argon AR01
Memory 2x4GB G.Skill Sniper @ 2133MHz 10-12-12-31 1T
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 Ti
Storage Intel 120GB SSD330/Crucial MX100 256GB/Samsung 1TB HDD
Display(s) LG 27UD68-P 4K IPS
Case Antec 1100
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma
Keyboard FUNC KB-460 (Cherry Brown)
#7
The 270 only has 1x6 pin power connector while the 270x has 2x6 pin connectors. When overclocking the 270 is extremely power limited and won't clock nearly as high as a 270x. IMO, it's worth it to get the 270x.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
4,335 (1.77/day)
Likes
3,020
Location
Mexico
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
#8
^ Not $100 worthy (in his case). The 270 should at least get to ~1000Mhz, even with the single PCIe connector.
 
Joined
Oct 21, 2005
Messages
4,219 (0.92/day)
Likes
2,005
Location
USA
System Name Small ATX Desktop
Processor Intel i5 8600K / 4.8 GHz @ 1.2V
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE + Prolimatech MK-13 / Thermalright TY143 / Corsair SP-120L / Yate Loon D14BH-12
Memory G-Skill TridentZ 2X8GB DDR4 3200 CL14 F4-3200C14D-16GTZ
Video Card(s) PNY Geforce GTX 770 XLR8 OC 2GB
Storage Seagate 600 240GB SSD + 2xWD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Data
Display(s) Asus PB258Q 2560x1440 + Asus VH242H 1920x1080
Case Lian Li PC A05NB (Inverted Mobo)
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X, Antlion Mod Mic 4, SYBA SD-CM-UAUD
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC2A Mouse, Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse, Corsair MM600, Inateck 900x300 mouse mat
Keyboard Filco Majestouch II Ninja TKL, Goldtouch GTC 0033 Ten Key
Software Win7 Pro 64 (Installed on Coffee Lake using PS/2 Emulation mode)
#9
whats the difference between curacao and pitcairn?
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2013
Messages
779 (0.48/day)
Likes
156
Location
South Africa
System Name Mroofie / Mroofie
Processor Amd Phenom 2 x6 1100T Black Edition / Inte Cpu i5 4460 3.2GHZ Turbo Boost 3.4
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) / Gigabyte B85M-HD3
Cooling Stock Cooling / Same
Memory Apacer DDR3 1333mhz (4GB) / Adata DDR3 1600Mhz(8GB) CL11
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 440 / Gigabyte Gtx 960 WF
Storage Seagate 1TB / Seagate 80GB / Seagate 1TB (another one)
Display(s) Philips LED 24 Inch 1080p 60Hz / LG LCD 19 Inch 768p 60Hz / Sony Bravia TV 1080p 60Hz?
Case Standard / Zalman T4
Audio Device(s) Meh
Power Supply Standard Psu 450w / Antec Truepower Classic 750W 80 Plus Gold
Mouse Meh
Keyboard Meh
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7
Benchmark Scores Who Cares
#10
Joined
Feb 2, 2011
Messages
543 (0.21/day)
Likes
262
System Name Salamander
Processor Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.9ghz 1.418v
Motherboard Asrock X370 Taichi
Cooling EK Supremacy Evo | Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS XFlow | 120 GTS | P/P Cougar Vortex - Noiseblockers
Memory Team T-Force Xtreem 2x8GB DDR4 3733 @ 3400mhz 14-14-14-30-52 1T
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 Mini 8GB GDDR5X @ stock
Storage Galax Gamer L 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Blue 1TB HDD
Display(s) LG 27MP68VQ 27" 1920x1080 75hz IPS Freesync monitor
Case Fractal Design Define C
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Gold 650w
Mouse Steelseries Kana White
Keyboard Steelseries 6GV2 Cherry MX Black
Software Windows 10 Pro N
#11
They're identical, just one is OC'd with a higher TDP. One is Curacao Pro and one is Curacao XT. Same SP's, same everything.
You probably meant pitcairn. :D
 

RCoon

Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
11,486 (5.24/day)
Likes
9,724
Location
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
Joined
Feb 2, 2011
Messages
543 (0.21/day)
Likes
262
System Name Salamander
Processor Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.9ghz 1.418v
Motherboard Asrock X370 Taichi
Cooling EK Supremacy Evo | Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS XFlow | 120 GTS | P/P Cougar Vortex - Noiseblockers
Memory Team T-Force Xtreem 2x8GB DDR4 3733 @ 3400mhz 14-14-14-30-52 1T
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 Mini 8GB GDDR5X @ stock
Storage Galax Gamer L 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Blue 1TB HDD
Display(s) LG 27MP68VQ 27" 1920x1080 75hz IPS Freesync monitor
Case Fractal Design Define C
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Gold 650w
Mouse Steelseries Kana White
Keyboard Steelseries 6GV2 Cherry MX Black
Software Windows 10 Pro N
#13