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AMD Radeon R9 270

Curacao
Graphics Processor
1280
Cores
80
TMUs
32
ROPs
2048 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon R9 270 Image AMD Curacao Image
The Radeon R9 270 is 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.
We recommend the AMD Radeon R9 270 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
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 PCIe 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
Architecture: GCN 1.0
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,800 million
Die Size: 212 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Nov 13th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 179 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Radeon R9 270 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: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 179.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1280
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 20
Pixel Rate: 29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 74.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,368.0 GFLOPS

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
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 32 reviews of the Radeon R9 270.

Card Notes

Direct Rebrand of HD 8860

Retail boards based on this design

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 945 MHz 1400 MHz 10.08 inches/256 mm
MSI R9 270 Gaming OC 900 MHz 975 MHz 1400 MHz 10.08 inches/256 mm
MSI R9 270 Gaming OC Battlefield 4 900 MHz 975 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