- Category: Diamond Multimedia R9 270X Review
- Published on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:14
- Written by Super User
Benchmarks and Conclusion:
On some of these benchmarks it is evident that the CPU is bottlenecking things, however we can still see that in some benchmarks where it isn’t the 7970 isn’t very far ahead of the 270X, and this is in line with what we have seen from other reviews. However when we compare the 270X with the HD7790 we can see that the 270X really blows the HD7790 out of the water even though the 270X is supposed to replace the HD7790 in terms of price point. While the 270X has double the memory when compared to the 7790, it is also clocked higher. What is interesting is that the 270X has 1GB less GDDR3 than the HD7970, however it isn’t too far away from it in terms of performance, and this could be because of the increased clock speed and the matching number of ROPs.
The proximity of the Diamond R9 270X to the Diamond HD7970 is impressive to say the least considering the difference in price, which is probably the reason these cards are in such high demand. The HD7970 is on average about ~15% faster than the R9 270X, which isn’t bad. What sets the R9 270X apart in my book is the cooling systems, as the voltage control is basically locked down on almost all models, thus cooling is the only thing that can set most of these cards apart. The DMM R9 270X has a very hefty cooler which provides a nice 24/7 overclock while not sounding like a jet engine. If you are looking for a nice R9 270X at the ~ $200 price point, then check out the Diamond Multimedia R9 270X, it won’t disappoint.
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