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R9 270 vs 270x vs gtx 580

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February 27, 2014 6:43:25 AM

Hi, I'm building a new pc and I'm on a budget. I know 270 has replaced the 7870 and I am considering getting one but I don't know if 270X worth the difference. Also how would you compare 580 with 270?

I'm planning to get FX 6300 or x4 955 Black Edition as CPU.

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February 27, 2014 6:49:05 AM

Dear,

No need to ask. Just grab R9 270x and enjoy the performance of this card :)  It is worth it all.
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February 27, 2014 6:50:59 AM

I'd get the 270x, the 580 is old, and a 760 would be a better option than the 270. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1034
I'd recommend the 6300 over the 955, OR, try to find an 8320, I got mine for $135 off of Amazon last summer.
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February 27, 2014 6:55:35 AM

Also the 270X is Powercolor. I don't know much about brands. Would it make a big difference?
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February 27, 2014 6:57:45 AM

Cancinatti said:
Also the 270X is Powercolor. I don't know much about brands. Would it make a big difference?


Not much. You can buy that one. If in doubt, get Sapphire, Asus card then
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February 27, 2014 6:59:36 AM

Powercolor is fine, they've been around a really long time.
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February 27, 2014 7:24:05 AM

I have a pair of overclocked undervolted powercolor 7870s that I got pretty cheap (at the time), and I love them, they run quiet and cool. Not sure how the longevity is gonna be, had my first powercolor card for just over a year now with no hitches. Got the second one last month. I usually show the love on XFX for that lifetime warranty. But I gotta say, I like the powercolor, pleanty of sensor information through GPUZ, Easily customizable. Mine came witha 2 year warranty, so we'll see how they fare in the future, but for the time being, recommended.
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February 27, 2014 7:26:31 AM

Good to know. OP you are all set to go for R9 270x.
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February 27, 2014 7:28:42 AM

I'm not sure how the price is where you are from, but here in Denmark the price difference between 270 and 270X doesn't make 270X a viable option. 20% more money for a quite subtle performance boost.

270 compares well against a 660. A 660 and a 580 are just about the same performance. Though, the 270 and 660 are newer chips and their energy level is quite a bit lower than the hungry 580's.
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February 27, 2014 7:41:55 AM

madsmagnus said:
I'm not sure how the price is where you are from, but here in Denmark the price difference between 270 and 270X doesn't make 270X a viable option. 20% more money for a quite subtle performance boost.


I'm in Turkey. The difference is around 25-30 USD.
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February 27, 2014 7:47:41 AM

Do the math, I bet you will see that the % you pay extra doesn't even come close to the % increase you get performance wise. Remember that a 270X is just a 270 with a bit higher clock rates. Nothing fancy.

Check this out: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7503/the-amd-radeon-r9-27...
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