Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB vs SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 WITH BOOST & OC

Which is better Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB or SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 WITH BOOST & OC?
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  1. The Sapphire R9 270x 4GB Boost OC will be faster since it has a higher clock speed, but it would be a waste to spend extra on getting 4GB of Vram. So I suggest getting a OCed R9 270x 2GB, or a R9 280 since the R9 280 will be around the same price as a R9 270x 4GB.
  2. Well obviously the 4gb version.. It's been clocked in the factory to a higher frequency and 4gb is more preparing for the future so 4gb ftw
  3. legend001523 said:
    Well obviously the 4gb version.. It's been clocked in the factory to a higher frequency and 4gb is more preparing for the future so 4gb ftw
    I actually have found that Vram isn't as big of a deal, as it has been said to be.
  4. It'sbeen proven that watchdogs is starying to ustilise nearly 3gb of vram and that more vram helps when the res. Is higher or there is more than one monitor, you may not have found it useful, but other people will
  5. legend001523 said:
    It'sbeen proven that watchdogs is starying to ustilise nearly 3gb of vram and that more vram helps when the res. Is higher or there is more than one monitor, you may not have found it useful, but other people will
    Well the myth is that when you go over you're Vram amount you will get unplayable frame rate, even if you're GPU is powerful enough. I say its a myth because SLI GTX 570 with 1.25GB of Vram can play BF4 @ 1080p Ultra which uses around 2Gb of Vram without that said performance hit.
  6. SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 WITH BOOST & OC, No doubt about that :D
    Because it has more VRAM & has faster clock speed. :)
  7. I didn't say bf4 was vram intensive, nevertheless, you cant assume that the OP won't go higher res or add a extra monitor or even play vram demanding games, unless his sole purpose was to play bf4 then sure, 2gb will be fine for just bf4 :)
  8. legend001523 said:
    I didn't say bf4 was vram intensive, nevertheless, you cant assume that the OP won't go higher res or add a extra monitor or even play vram demanding games, unless his sole purpose was to play bf4 then sure, 2gb will be fine for just bf4 :)
    My point was that BF4 used more Vram then the GPUs could provide, but it didn't have an effect. So basically he is better off buying a GPU with more performance R9 280 over more Vram R9 270x 4GB. Also with a R9 270x he would have trouble with anything above 1080p.
  9. I think you've made a mistake, both of the ones the OP listed are 270x's
  10. legend001523 said:
    I think you've made a mistake, both of the ones the OP listed are 270x's
    A R9 270x 4GB cost the same as a R9 280 or about $10 off.
  11. But we're discussing 270x's, not 'what other gpu can I buy for nearly the same price as a 270x 4gb', we're comparing 270x's, you can start your own thread whether to get a 4gb 270x or a 280 if you want :)
  12. legend001523 said:
    But we're discussing 270x's, not 'what other gpu can I buy for nearly the same price as a 270x 4gb', we're comparing 270x's, you can start your own thread whether to get a 4gb 270x or a 280 if you want :)
    Most people that ask these questions to buy a GPU. I said that the 4GB with OC would outperform the stock. But with the price put on the 4GB it was not a good idea since it was close to the price of a much better GPU. SoI answered his question, but also told him it wasn't a good idea.
  13. I can't find where you said a oc performs better than stock but anyone will know a oced gpu will perform better than the stock, just out of curiosity, which 280 model are you referring to?
  14. legend001523 said:
    I can't find where you said a oc performs better than stock but anyone will know a oced gpu will perform better than the stock, just out of curiosity, which 280 model are you referring to?
    First response. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202099&cm_re=r9_280-_-14-202-099-_-Product
  15. You didn't mention stock, out of context I wouldn't know that's what you meant and the 280 can get 79fps while the 270x 4gb gets steady 60, so a 270x would be cheaper yet still run ultra as with a 60hz monitor anything above 60 isn't noticeable
  16. legend001523 said:
    You didn't mention stock, out of context I wouldn't know that's what you meant and the 280 can get 79fps while the 270x 4gb gets steady 60, so a 270x would be cheaper yet still run ultra as with a 60hz monitor anything above 60 isn't noticeable
    You can see over 60FPS with a OCed monitor or a 120/144hz monitor. Also if he got the R9 280 he would be able to play more demanding games then BF4, like Metro LL, or Farcry 3 at playable framerates, and higher settings. So there is no point in spending the same amout of money for less power since on Newegg the Cheapest R9 270x 4GB is $220, while the Cheapest R9 280 is $220. They are both Sapphire, and on sale.
  17. R280 and 270x are the same really.. The 280 is just a oced version, both can only play high settings, and yes you can see the difference on a 122hz monitor but if the OP could afford a 122hz monitor do you not thibk he or she could afford a higher end gpu? :) both cards can play the games you mentioned at playable framerates...
  18. legend001523 said:
    R280 and 270x are the same really.. The 280 is just a oced version, both can only play high settings, and yes you can see the difference on a 122hz monitor but if the OP could afford a 122hz monitor do you not thibk he or she could afford a higher end gpu? :) both cards can play the games you mentioned at playable framerates...



    No... They are not the same.
    A R9 270X is a HD 7870 OC.
    A R9 280 is a HD 7950.
    R9 280 has more potential than a R9 270X. You can overclock the R9 280 to stock R9 280X which will pull further away from a R9 270X OC. Also it is a 3GB VRAM which will be ok for upcoming releases.
  19. legend001523 said:
    R280 and 270x are the same really.. The 280 is just a oced version, both can only play high settings, and yes you can see the difference on a 122hz monitor but if the OP could afford a 122hz monitor do you not thibk he or she could afford a higher end gpu? :) both cards can play the games you mentioned at playable framerates...
    No the R9 270x is a HD 7870, while a R9 280 is a HD 7950. So yes you can see a big difference. The R9 270x will not be able to play Metro LL or FarCry 3 at max, while the R9 280 will be closer.
  20. Do you notice the word 'closer'? That's like saying the 270x didn't win the race, but the r9 280 was closer to winning, so it still didn't win the race
  21. legend001523 said:
    Do you notice the word 'closer'? That's like saying the 270x didn't win the race, but the r9 280 was closer to winning, so it still didn't win the race
    Still better for the price.
  22. Your argument is folding, first you say it will be closer to high settings, now you say its more value for money, make your mind up man
  23. legend001523 said:
    Your argument is folding, first you say it will be closer to high settings, now you say its more value for money, make your mind up man
    You pay the same amount of money, but get more performance from the R9 280. I'm not folding, you just don't understand. The R9 270x 4GB cost as much as the R9 280 but the R9 280 is faster so why the fuck would you get a R9 270x 4GB? Makes no sense.
  24. You seem angry, because you can oc the 270x to get near 280 levels and on a 1080p monitor, a few more fps won't be noticeable but if the OP wanted to add more monitors then this would help
  25. legend001523 said:
    You seem angry, because you can oc the 270x to get near 280 levels and on a 1080p monitor, a few more fps won't be noticeable but if the OP wanted to add more monitors then this would help
    Guess what. The R9 280 can overclock to. They are not close to being the same GPU so you can't compare clockspeeds. Also 4GB vs 3GB isn't a big deal. The GTX 780 Ti has 3GB of Vram, and people use that for 4K. Also a R9 270x isn't powerful enough to run multi monitors even with 4GB of Vram.
  26. You can easily run 3 monitors off a r9 270x, not games on it Ofc but you can still run 3 monitors, and I know the r9 280 can oc, but will ocing it give a playable fps on ultra now? Or is it just a bit more closer?
  27. legend001523 said:
    You can easily run 3 monitors off a r9 270x, not games on it Ofc but you can still run 3 monitors, and I know the r9 280 can oc, but will ocing it give a playable fps on ultra now? Or is it just a bit more closer?
    Ultra BF4? Yes, I own two HD 7950s. One easily gets 70 FPS average. Also if you aren't using three monitors for gaming Vram doesn't matter.
  28. Ah yes but what if the OP decides to crossfire? I would try to gey benchmarks of a 280x oced but i just cba
  29. legend001523 said:
    Ah yes but what if the OP decides to crossfire? I would try to gey benchmarks of a 280x oced but i just cba
    What do you mean? The HD 7950 performs about 1 or 2 FPS lower then the HD 7970 when at the same clockspeed. Same goes for R9 280, and R9 280x.
  30. If the OP decides to crossfire in the future for 3 monitors then 4gb will be better
  31. legend001523 said:
    If the OP decides to crossfire in the future for 3 monitors then 4gb will be better
    Vram doesn't matter as much like I said. Proof two Youtubers I watch have setups with 3GB of Vram. Jayztwocents has SLI GTX 780 3GB of Vram on 3 1080p monitors they run fine, he can max out any game. Jackfrags has SLI GTX 780 Ti 3GB of Vram. He usually games on a 1080p 144hz monitor for competitive gaming, but uses his 4K monitor for looks.
  32. Yes because they make up for it in pure processing power, people with multiple mo itors are recommended a 290x as it comes with 4gb of vram compared to the 780 tis 3
  33. legend001523 said:
    Yes because they make up for it in pure processing power, people with multiple mo itors are recommended a 290x as it comes with 4gb of vram compared to the 780 tis 3
    No it means that Vram doesn't matter that much.
  34. So people recommend a card with a higher vram to people with large amount of moniitors and you say vram isn't important? Okay.
  35. legend001523 said:
    So people recommend a card with a higher vram to people with large amount of moniitors and you say vram isn't important? Okay.
    People do but in the test I've seen cards lacking Vram aren't hurt. Here is an example. BF4 uses 2GB of Vram. SLI GTX 570s have 1.25GB of Vram usable. So technically they shouldn't be able to play the game since they lack the amount of Vram by .75GBs. Well it turns out that they run the game great. So that shows that even if a game uses 3GB of Vram (For example) you don't need it. The reason people say that you need more Vram for higher Res is that fact that games can use it, but you are better off having more powerful GPUs then slower GPUs with more Vram.
  36. Bf4 is one game, gamesthat are like gta v and witcher 3 will be using more vram, watchdogs is starting to use more than 3
  37. legend001523 said:
    Bf4 is one game, gamesthat are like gta v and witcher 3 will be using more vram, watchdogs is starting to use more than 3
    Watchdogs is very unoptimized. Also its not about the game, its about the fact that if the game uses more Vram that you're GPU has you are fine. I'm not saying go buy GPUs with 1GB of Vram, even though you could, I said get a R9 280 with 3GB over a R9 270x 4GB, since the R9 280 would still be more powerful even if a game used 4GB of Vram.
  38. More powerful by 1-8 fps at most.. 4gb is more prepared as gta v will have sht loads of mods that will eat up the vram, same with any other game with mods
  39. legend001523 said:
    More powerful by 1-8 fps at most.. 4gb is more prepared as gta v will have sht loads of mods that will eat up the vram, same with any other game with mods
    1-8 FPS until overclocked. The R9 280/HD 7950 + R9 280x/HD 7970 overclock really well. Also why would the games using that much Vram matter when what I just told you applies. Vram doesn't matter that much.
  40. Cause mods, especially graphic altering mods, use up a lot, and there are going to be people who have like 200 mods for skyrim or gta v, the r9 270x can be oced also to keep the gap sinilar
  41. legend001523 said:
    Cause mods, especially graphic altering mods, use up a lot, and there are going to be people who have like 200 mods for skyrim or gta v, the r9 270x can be oced also to keep the gap sinilar
    You don't understand what I'm saying. Even if the mods use a lot of Vram, if Vram doesn't increase/decrease performance it doesn't matter.
  42. If you have200 skyrim mods a 4gb card will be more suoted than a slightly more powerful 3gb card.
  43. Guys, You really confused me.
  44. What monitor res do you have OP?
  45. Basically, assuming you overclock every gpu to its limit, a R9 270X 2GB will be ok at 1080p in most games with some exceptions. A R9 280 3GB is better than the R9 270X 2GB and 4GB model at 1080p regardless of the VRAM difference.
    4GB R9 270X makes a little more sense when running in crossfire but running a single gpu is better.
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