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Is R9 270x worth a replacement of GTX 560Ti?

Hi guyz,

It been a while using GTX 560 Ti but I was planning to buy R9 270x. Tell me if its required as m a mid level gamer or wait for better?!
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    taimoorali007 said:
    Hi guyz,

    It been a while using GTX 560 Ti but I was planning to buy R9 270x. Tell me if its required as m a mid level gamer or wait for better?!

    Your budget is around $200? The 270X is a pretty decent upgrade from a 560ti but for $200, you can get much better cards from last gen like a 7950 or even a 7970 if you get it from the right place. Take this 7950 boost for example (link). It is brand new for $220 from Amazon with free shipping. And if you are willing to do used, you can even get a 280X in this price range. Any 280, 280X or 79xx series AMD GPU will destroy any 270X. I used to own an OC'd edition Asus 270X that I got for $190. I also had a 7950 boost that I got for around $200. The 7950 boost simply owned the 270X in everything. It has more VRAM (3GB vs 2GB) a better memory bus (384-bit vs 256-bit) and way more shaders (like 512 more). In Watch Dogs, I couldn't even play in medium-low detail settings in 1080p with the 270X. With the 7950B, I am maxing it out and gett around 30 FPS.
  2. As far as I'm aware, the r9 270x is only tad bit slower than the 7950. I wouldn't say it completely destroys the r9 270x until you get the the r9 280x or the 7970 ghz edition. The extra gb of vRAM does make it better than the r9 270x for higher res textures and stuff though.
  3. If you have the money, I would recommend purchasing the R9 270x because it is newer, faster, and will run most current games on high/ultra 1080p at a decent frame rate. The R9 270x delivers a smoother and more efficient way of processing graphical data.
  4. Calnin said:
    As far as I'm aware, the r9 270x is only tad bit slower than the 7950. I wouldn't say it completely destroys the r9 270x until you get the the r9 280x or the 7970 ghz edition. The extra gb of vRAM does make it better than the r9 270x for higher res textures and stuff though.

    On paper, sure, it doesn't look like much of a difference. But I had both cards and I was using them in the same system and playing the same games in the same detail settings. By simply swapping in a 7950 boost I was able to max out games like Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, Thief, GTA IV, Saints Row 3, etc that wouldn't even come close to high or ultra with a 270X. Watch Dogs literally looked like a slide show in just high detail (not ultra) and I am getting 30+ FPS now with the 7950B.
  5. cub_fanatic said:
    taimoorali007 said:
    Hi guyz,

    It been a while using GTX 560 Ti but I was planning to buy R9 270x. Tell me if its required as m a mid level gamer or wait for better?!

    Your budget is around $200? The 270X is a pretty decent upgrade from a 560ti but for $200, you can get much better cards from last gen like a 7950 or even a 7970 if you get it from the right place. Take this 7950 boost for example (link). It is brand new for $220 from Amazon with free shipping. And if you are willing to do used, you can even get a 280X in this price range. Any 280, 280X or 79xx series AMD GPU will destroy any 270X. I used to own an OC'd edition Asus 270X that I got for $190. I also had a 7950 boost that I got for around $200. The 7950 boost simply owned the 270X in everything. It has more VRAM (3GB vs 2GB) a better memory bus (384-bit vs 256-bit) and way more shaders (like 512 more). In Watch Dogs, I couldn't even play in medium-low detail settings in 1080p with the 270X. With the 7950B, I am maxing it out and gett around 30 FPS.


    Agreed, if your budget is around 200$, then yes you could buy a graphics that is better than the 270x.
  6. You must have a bottleneck or something. I'm running a r9 270x and I'm getting good frames in saints row 3 maxed out 40-60fps.

    Thief gives me playable frames maxed out: ~30fps.

    Watch dogs is a horribly optimized game, there was something that came out about how much vRAM the game uses at each resolution and quality level. How accurate it is, I'm not sure. But the game itself is still better optimized for nVidia cards.
  7. 560ti can be put side by side with a r7 260x so yes r9 270x is worth replacing....
  8. Calnin said:
    You must have a bottleneck or something. I'm running a r9 270x and I'm getting good frames in saints row 3 maxed out 40-60fps.

    Thief gives me playable frames maxed out: ~30fps.

    Watch dogs is a horribly optimized game, there was something that came out about how much vRAM the game uses at each resolution and quality level. How accurate it is, I'm not sure. But the game itself is still better optimized for nVidia cards.

    Bottleneck or not, to answer the OP's question, a 270X is not worth it. The fact is you can get an R9 270 which is basically identical to a 270X in terms of shaders, VRAM size, ROPs, TMUs, etc. It is just slightly lower clocked but costs around $30 less. Give the 270 a slight OC and you have 270X performance. And for slightly more money, you can have much better performance all around with a 79xx series. I honestly see no reason for a 270X. The same was true for the 7870 and 7870 GHz which are basically the same cards (minus DX 11.2 & Open GL 4.3) as the 270 and 270X. If the 270X had something like more ROPs, TMUs, VRAM, better bus or even a few more shaders it would be worth it but seeing that they are almost identical then if you are set on getting a mid-range GPU like the 270X and only planning on spending under $200 then get the 270 instead. And if you can spend a few extra bucks than a 270X is worth, then you will be getting much more bang for your buck with a $220 7950 boost and it will last you much longer before you would need to upgrade again.
  9. 7950 is a old and underclocked model of r9 280 which is around 240$ so if its for 220$ then it would be the best card for money...
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