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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