AMD Radeon R9 270

  • AMD Radeon R9 270
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  • Decent Performer.
  • BF4 Included.
  • Aggressive Pricing.


  • Leverages Last-Gen GPU.
  • No TrueAudio Like 290/260 Cards.

Expert reviews and ratings

By on

I did an R7 260X CrossfireX analysis not too long ago, it wasn't worth the setup.The R9 270 on the other hand, does seem like it could be a setup that's worthy of consideration.Here we go!*Strange but it is lower than R7 260X. Looks like I'll be testing...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Good for HD gaming, but struggled to play Crysis 3 at the highest quality...

By AnandTech on

Finally, getting to our individual 270 cards, we’ll start with the HIS Radeon R9 270 IceQ X2. As our reference clocked sample, everything we’ve said about 270 in general is going to apply here. HIS has put together a solid card that should make the $180 price band happy, as it combines good performance for the price with a solid open air cooler.

By HotHardware on 90

In the end, the Radeon R9 270 is another strong product from AMD that stands out at its price point. If you’re in the market for an affordable graphics card that’ll let you play virtually any title with decent frame rates at 1080p, the Radeon R9 270 is worthy of consideration.

By Bit-Tech on 79

In the end then, there's not much we can fault the R9 270 for, as it's price and performance are well matched. We just think the R9 270X is the better deal for the vast majority of people.

By TheTechReport on 70

In any event, the R9 270 looks like a winner for 1080p gaming. The good performance and Battlefield 4 bundle seal the deal, and the promise of extra performance in Mantle-enabled games is the icing on the cake. Folks with (slightly) deeper pockets may prefer to spend the extra $20 on the R9 270X, but given the small difference in clock rates between the two, I'm not sure I'd even bother.

By The Guru of 3D on 80

ASUS wise the DirectCU II model cooler does its job very nicely as well, the card runs steady at just over 60 Degrees C under full load. Overall it offers good performance and has all variables right + leaves some room for overclocking, albeit only a little due to the BIOS clock lock. The noise levels are a complete non-issue thanks to the cooler.

By on 80

Fully appreciating that the R9 270X and GTX 660 OC can be purchased from £145, pricing for this new GPU will be key. We believe the Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X is a good buy at £130 - any more and it encroaches on territory occupied by innately better cards.

By Hardware.Info on

Out of the two R9 270 cards we tested, MSI's left the best impression. It's faster, cooler and more silent, but since we don't know its street price we can't really write a final conclusion yet.

By HardwareCanucks on 75

The R9 270 is an excellent little graphics card that provides an enviable combination of low price with good framerates along with a free copy of Battlefield 4. In a head to head battle against the GTX 660, it is a clear winner but with a mere $20 of separation between it and the R9 270X, most gamers would be better off buying its more capable sibling and ignoring the R9 270 altogether.

By Guru of 3D on

The ASUS DirectCU II OC edition is nice product. It is a sturdy build with good component quality, it's fairly fast in performance for the money. It does so while hardly making any noise and with very low stress temperatures. The R9-270 cards certainly...

By Computer Shopper on 80

AMD’s latest $179 card outpaces Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 660, while closing in on the much pricier GTX 760 and remaining quiet under load. It’s a good choice for budget-conscious 1080p gaming, though Nvidia’s gaming bundle may be more appealing than...

By on 79

The impressions we're left with after our time with the R9 270 are rather mixed. On the one hand, the card is clearly a competent performer in modern games at 1080p and is available at an attractive price point, which is what it was designed to be....

By Tom's Hardware UK on

On average, how does AMD's Radeon R9 270 perform compared to the previous-generation Radeon HD 7800s? How about when we put it up against the Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X, and the GeForce cards it competes against? The Radeon R9 270 performs so much like...

By on

So AMD set out to have the best performing video card in the 150W class. The GTX 660 comes in around 140W, and the older 7850 (not graphed) at 150W. We saw from the results above the R9 270 is a faster card by a bit less than 10% over the GTX 660. In...

By on

In case you hadn't had your fill of new graphics cards, today AMD launched yet another. Early October the Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X and R9 280X were introduced, later that month the flagship Radeon R9 290X arrived and last week the related Radeon R9 290...

By Hardware Canucks on

After seeing what AMD’s engineering team did with the R9 290 and R9 290X, you’ll be forgiven if the R9 270 leaves a bit of an anti-climactic feeling at the back of your brain. It isn’t a product that will compete with NVIDIA’s best but as a mid-tier...

International Review By on

Обычно наши читатели интересуются видеокартами на high-end сегменте, но основные продажи производителей наблюдаются не в сегменте моделей дороже 20 тыс. рублей, а в среднем классе. И здесь AMD неплохо позиционирует себя с многочисленными видеокартами...

International Review By on

По итогам проведенного тестирования можно констатировать небольшую разницу в 5–12% между младшим Radeon R9 270 и Radeon R9 270X. Такие результаты вполне объясняются не особо значительной разницей в частоте GPU при одинаковой частоте памяти....

International Review By on

теоретической части, можно сказать, что представленная модель видеокарты AMD Radeon R9 270 должна оказаться одним из наиболее выгодных предложений в своей нише. Конечно, энтузиастам ее производительности вряд ли хватит, но обычные пользователи будут...