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PowerColor R9 270X PCS+ 2 GB Review

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AMD's new Radeon R9 270X draws its lineage more from the Radeon HD 7800 series than any other. The R9 270X is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition which launched at $350, but settled down to around $250, holding on to that price point quite well and for quite long. At 1050 MHz, its GPU core clock speed is 5 percent higher, and at 1400 MHz (5.60 GT/s effective), its memory clock speed is a significant 16 percent higher than the HD 7870.

The 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon on which the Radeon R9 270X is based features 1,280 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, 80 texture memory units (TMUs), 32 raster operations units (ROPs), and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 2 GB of memory.

The R9 270X reviewed today comes from PowerColor. Their R9 270X PCS+ comes with a completely new cooler design and the PCB has seen some changes, too. With a core clock of 1100 MHz, the GPU overclock isn't as large as on other cards, but the 25 MHz memory OC will help with performance. Also included in the package is a portable power bank to recharge your phone or tablet on the go. The best part? All this comes at reference design pricing of just $200.

Radeon R9 270X Market Segment Analysis
GTX 660
R9 270 DC II OC
HD 7870
GTX 580
R9 270X
PowerColor R9
270X PCS+
GTX 660 Ti
GTX 760
HD 7950
GTX 670
HD 7970
GTX 770
Shader Units9601280128051212801280134411521792134420481536
Graphics ProcessorGK106PitcairnPitcairnGF110PitcairnPitcairnGK104GK104TahitiGK104TahitiGK104
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB1536 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width192 bit256 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit256 bit
Core Clock980 MHz+925 MHz1000 MHz772 MHz1050 MHz1100 MHz915 MHz+980 MHz+800 MHz915 MHz+925 MHz1046 MHz+
Memory Clock1502 MHz1400 MHz1200 MHz1002 MHz1400 MHz1425 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1250 MHz1502 MHz1375 MHz1753 MHz
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