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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
8%
Radeon HD 4550
10%
Radeon HD 5450
11%
Radeon HD 6450
12%
GeForce GT 520
15%
GeForce GT 220
19%
GeForce GT 430
19%
Radeon HD 5570
21%
Radeon HD 4670
22%
GeForce GT 440
23%
GeForce GT 240
26%
GeForce 9600 GT
28%
Radeon HD 5670
30%
GeForce GT 640
31%
GeForce 9800 GT
32%
Radeon HD 6670
33%
Radeon HD 4830
35%
Radeon HD 4770
37%
Radeon HD 4850
38%
GeForce GTS 250
39%
GeForce GTS 450
41%
Radeon HD 5750
46%
Radeon HD 7750
47%
Radeon HD 5770
48%
GeForce GTX 260
48%
Radeon HD 4870
48%
Radeon Vega 8
49%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
49%
GeForce GTX 650
52%
Radeon HD 5830
55%
Radeon HD 6790
56%
Radeon HD 4890
58%
GeForce GTX 460
58%
Radeon RX Vega 11
59%
GeForce GT 1030
59%
GeForce GTX 275
59%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
60%
GeForce GTX 280
61%
GeForce GTX 465
64%
Radeon HD 6850
65%
GeForce GTX 285
70%
Radeon HD 5850
71%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
71%
Radeon HD 7790
74%
Radeon RX 550
74%
GeForce GTX 470
77%
Radeon HD 6870
82%
Radeon HD 5870
84%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
85%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
86%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
87%
Radeon HD 6950
90%
GeForce GTX 295
91%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
92%
Radeon HD 7850
93%
GeForce GTX 480
98%
Radeon HD 6970
99%
Radeon R7 265
100%
Radeon R9 270
101%
Radeon R7 370
101%
Radeon RX 560
101%
GeForce GTX 660
102%
GeForce GTX 570
110%
GeForce GTX 950
111%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
114%
Radeon R9 270X
115%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
115%
GeForce GTX 580
116%
GeForce GTX 1050
117%
Radeon HD 7950
119%
Radeon RX 460
119%
Radeon HD 5970
122%
GeForce GTX 760
132%
GeForce GTX 670
135%
GeForce GTX 960
138%
Radeon R9 380
139%
Radeon R9 285
141%
Radeon HD 7970
142%
GeForce GTX 680
145%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
149%
GeForce GTX 770
153%
Radeon HD 6990
156%
Radeon R9 280X
159%
GeForce GTX 590
159%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
176%
GeForce GTX 780
182%
GeForce GTX 1650
193%
Radeon RX 470
196%
Radeon R9 290
209%
Radeon R9 390
210%
Radeon R9 290X
213%
GeForce GTX 970
216%
GeForce GTX TITAN
218%
Radeon RX 570
219%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
222%
Radeon R9 390X
223%
Radeon HD 7990
224%
Radeon RX 480
226%
GeForce GTX 690
238%
Radeon RX 580
243%
GeForce GTX 980
246%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
246%
Radeon R9 FURY
247%
Radeon RX 590
271%
Radeon R9 295X2
275%
Radeon R9 FURY X
280%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
301%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
316%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
317%
GeForce GTX 1070
331%
Radeon RX Vega 56
359%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
369%
Radeon RX Vega 64
369%
GeForce RTX 2060
378%
GeForce GTX 1080
434%
GeForce RTX 2070
434%
Radeon VII
455%
TITAN X Pascal
467%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
504%
GeForce RTX 2080
583%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU 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