AMD Radeon R9 270X

AMD Radeon R9 270X Benchmark

AMD Radeon R9 270X GPU benchmark and specs - 4 GB AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 270X for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

15 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
146th of 531
144th of 531
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

61 FPS average
45 FPS 10% low
44 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

47 FPS average
47 FPS 10% low
48 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

52 FPS average
46 FPS 10% low
47 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

26 FPS average
25 FPS 10% low
26 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


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GPU Comparison

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

AMD Radeon R9 270X
15 %
AMD Radeon R9 M395
15 %
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
15 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
AMD Radeon HD 7850
11 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
10 %
AMD Radeon R9 370
8 %


Core Clock 1000 MHz
Boost Clock 1050 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 1.95 GB/s
TDP 180 W
Floating Point Performance 2.69 TFLOP/s
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.4
Pixel Rate 33.6 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 84 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1280
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon R9 270X

The Radeon R9 270X is a GPU from AMD. This chip has an average gaming score at 15% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon R9 270X has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 1 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon R9 270X GPU core runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1050 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 270X supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.4 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon R9 270X are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 180 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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