MSI R9 270X Gaming 2 GB Review 14

MSI R9 270X Gaming 2 GB Review

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The overclocking results listed in this section were achieved with the default fan and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. Please note that every single sample overclocks differently, which is why our results here can only serve as a guideline for what you can expect from your card. On NVIDIA cards with boost, the values discussed here are base clock. Boost will further increase clocks.

Maximum overclock of our sample is 1200 MHz GPU clock (7% overclocking) and 1590 MHz memory (14% overclock).

GPU overclocking potential is a bit lower than other R9 270X cards we tested before, but the difference is not very big. Memory overclocks are generally quite low on the R9 270X Series because they all use Elpida memory, which doesn't overclock as well as chips from Samsung or Hynix.

Maximum Overclock Comparison
Max. GPU ClockMax. Memory Clock
MSI R9 270X GAMING1200 MHz1590 MHz
PowerColor R9 270X PCS+1180 MHz1570 MHz
ASUS R9 270X DC II TOP1245 MHz1555 MHz
MSI R9 270X HAWK1255 MHz1590 MHz
HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo1235 MHz1590 MHz
AMD R9 270X1190 MHz1700 MHz
Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly
differently based on random production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of typical
overclocks for similar cards, determined during TPU review.

Overclocked Performance

Using these clock frequencies, we ran a quick test of Battlefield 3 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.

Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 4.3%.
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