AMD Radeon R9 270 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

Compare AMD Radeon R9 270 2 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

8 %
14% slightly better overall score
7 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

19 FPS
4 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
14 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

12 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
10 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

17 FPS
7 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
10 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

2 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

47% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

108% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

122% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

900 MHz
1228 MHz
36% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

925 MHz
1468 MHz
58% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
300% significantly larger memory bus width
64 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

2 GB/s
48.06 GB/s
2302% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
30 W
400% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

29.6 Gigapixels/s
26% slightly higher pixel rate
23.49 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

74 Gigatexels/s
110% significantly higher texture rate
35.23 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

233% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

233% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

151st of 360
162nd of 360


The product line

Radeon R9 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


Radeon R9 270 vs GeForce GT 1030 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Radeon R9 270 beats the GeForce GT 1030 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the GeForce GT 1030 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GT 1030 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

In addition, the GeForce GT 1030 has a significantly lower TDP at 30 W when compared to the Radeon R9 270 at 150 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon R9 270 is faster than the GeForce GT 1030.


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