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AMD Radeon R9 270

Graphics Processor
Curacao
Cores
1280
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon R9 270 was a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Curacao graphics processor, in its Curacao PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Curacao graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 212 mm² and 2,800 million transistors. It features 1280 shading units, 80 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 900 MHz, which can be boosted up to 925 MHz, memory is running at 1400 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R9 270 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 150 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon R9 270 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 179 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Curacao
GPU Variant
Curacao PRO
(215-0848000)
Architecture
GCN 1.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
2,800 million
Die Size
212 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Nov 13th, 2013
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R9 200)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
179 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
32 in our database

Relative Performance

5%
GeForce 210
6%
GeForce 9400 GT
7%
Radeon HD 4550
9%
Radeon HD 5450
11%
Radeon HD 6450
12%
GeForce GT 520
14%
GeForce GT 220
19%
GeForce GT 430
19%
Radeon HD 5570
21%
Radeon HD 4670
22%
GeForce GT 440
22%
GeForce GT 240
26%
GeForce 9600 GT
27%
Radeon HD 5670
29%
GeForce GT 640
30%
GeForce 9800 GT
31%
Radeon HD 6670
32%
Radeon HD 4830
35%
Radeon HD 4770
36%
Radeon HD 4850
37%
GeForce GTS 250
38%
GeForce GTS 450
40%
Radeon HD 5750
45%
Radeon HD 7750
46%
Radeon HD 5770
46%
GeForce GTX 260
47%
Radeon HD 4870
47%
Radeon Vega 8
48%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
48%
GeForce GTX 650
51%
Radeon HD 5830
53%
Radeon HD 6790
54%
Radeon HD 4890
56%
GeForce GTX 460
57%
Radeon RX Vega 11
57%
GeForce GT 1030
58%
GeForce GTX 275
58%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
58%
GeForce GTX 280
59%
GeForce GTX 465
62%
Radeon HD 6850
63%
GeForce GTX 285
68%
Radeon HD 5850
69%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
69%
Radeon HD 7790
72%
Radeon RX 550
72%
GeForce GTX 470
75%
Radeon HD 6870
80%
Radeon HD 5870
82%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
83%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
84%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
85%
Radeon HD 6950
88%
GeForce GTX 295
89%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
89%
Radeon HD 7850
91%
GeForce GTX 480
95%
Radeon HD 6970
97%
Radeon R7 265
99%
Radeon RX 460
99%
Radeon R7 370
99%
GeForce GTX 660
99%
GeForce GTX 570
100%
Radeon R9 270
101%
Radeon RX 560
107%
GeForce GTX 950
108%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
111%
Radeon R9 270X
112%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
113%
GeForce GTX 580
113%
GeForce GTX 1050
114%
Radeon HD 7950
116%
Radeon HD 5970
119%
GeForce GTX 760
128%
GeForce GTX 670
132%
GeForce GTX 960
135%
Radeon R9 380
136%
Radeon R9 285
137%
Radeon HD 7970
139%
GeForce GTX 680
142%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
146%
GeForce GTX 770
149%
Radeon HD 6990
152%
Radeon R9 280X
155%
GeForce GTX 590
155%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
171%
GeForce GTX 780
178%
GeForce GTX 1650
189%
Radeon RX 470
191%
Radeon R9 290
202%
Radeon RX 570
204%
Radeon R9 390
205%
Radeon R9 290X
208%
GeForce GTX 970
211%
GeForce GTX TITAN
213%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
217%
Radeon R9 390X
217%
Radeon HD 7990
219%
Radeon RX 480
220%
GeForce GTX 690
232%
Radeon RX 580
237%
GeForce GTX 980
240%
Radeon R9 FURY
240%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
251%
Radeon RX 590
264%
Radeon R9 295X2
266%
GeForce GTX 1660
269%
Radeon R9 FURY X
273%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
280%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
305%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
305%
GeForce GTX 1070
325%
Radeon RX Vega 56
344%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
354%
Radeon RX Vega 64
359%
GeForce GTX 1080
359%
GeForce RTX 2060
374%
Radeon RX 5700
403%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
418%
GeForce RTX 2070
428%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
433%
Radeon VII
444%
TITAN X Pascal
457%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
462%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
492%
GeForce RTX 2080
521%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
575%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

Base Clock
900 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Memory Clock
1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
179.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1280
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Compute Units
20
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
512 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
74.00 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
2.368 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
148.0 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
8.28 inches
210 mm
TDP
150 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
C630,
C631,
C632

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

Direct Rebrand of HD 8860

Curacao GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Southern Islands
Chip Variant: Pitcairn
CLRX Version: GCN 1.0
Graphics/Compute: GFX6 (gfx601)
Display Core Engine: 6.0
Unified Video Decoder: 4.0
Video Compression Engine: 1.0

Retail boards based on this design (25)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R9 270 DirectCU II 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz 9.2 inches/234 mm
ASUS R9 270 DirectCU II OC 950 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 9.2 inches/234 mm
Club 3D R9 270 '14Series 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 8.31 inches/211 mm
Club 3D R9 270 royalQueen 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 8.31 inches/211 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ColorFire R7 270 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz
ColorFire R7 270 Top 950 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 11.5 inches/292 mm
ColorFire R7 270 Twin 925 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz
Digital Alliance R7 270 OC 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 7.8 inches/198 mm
GIGABYTE R9 270 WindForce 2X OC 950 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 10 inches/254 mm
GIGABYTE R9 270 WindForce 2X OC Battlefield 4 950 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 10 inches/254 mm
HIS R9 270 iPower IceQ X2 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz 8.82 inches/224 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HIS R9 270 iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 950 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 8.82 inches/224 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
MSI R9 270 Gaming LE 900 MHz 935 MHz 1400 MHz 10.08 inches/256 mm
MSI R9 270 Gaming OC 900 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 10.08 inches/256 mm
MSI R9 270 Gaming OC Battlefield 4 900 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 10.08 inches/256 mm
PowerColor R9 270 OC 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 270 OC 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 7.8 inches/198 mm
Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 OC Battlefield 4 920 MHz 945 MHz 1400 MHz 9 inches/229 mm
Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 Platinum Edition 920 MHz 945 MHz 1400 MHz 9 inches/229 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 270 OC with Boost 1000 MHz 1070 MHz 1450 MHz 10.4 inches/264 mm
VTX3D R9 270 X-Edition 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
VTX3D R9 270 X-Edition V2 930 MHz 955 MHz 1400 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX Double D R9 270 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz 8.7 inches/221 mm
XFX R9 270 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz 8.7 inches/221 mm
XFX R9 270 Monster 900 MHz 925 MHz 1400 MHz