AMD Radeon R9 270

AMD Radeon R9 270 Benchmark

AMD Radeon R9 270 GPU benchmark and specs - 2 GB AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 270 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

8 %
Bad score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
206th of 531
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1 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

39 FPS average
25 FPS 10% low
25 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

25 FPS average
24 FPS 10% low
29 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

35 FPS average
26 FPS 10% low
23 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

13 FPS average
12 FPS 10% low
16 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon R9 270 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
14 %
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
14 %
AMD Radeon R9 380
12 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
10 %
AMD Radeon R9 270
8 %
AMD Radeon R7 370
7 %
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
7 %


Core Clock 900 MHz
Boost Clock 925 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 1.95 GB/s
TDP 150 W
Floating Point Performance 2.37 TFLOP/s
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 29.6 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 74 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1280
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon R9 270

Thanks to our GPU Benchmark, we have measured the AMD Radeon R9 270 as a bad gaming performer a score of 8%.

The Radeon R9 270 has 2 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 1 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. When choosing a GPU, plan ahead and select a model with enough memory for your needs. High resolutions such as 4K require significantly more memory than 1080p as there is more data to display on the screen.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon R9 270 GPU core runs at a frequency of 900 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 925 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 270 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

The AMD Radeon R9 270 has a TDP of 150W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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