Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC Video Card Review

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. It should be noted that we average all of our test runs. There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we’ve always done out testing ‘hot’ since the site started back more than a decade ago.

Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 341.40
  • AMD: Catalyst 13.11 V8 on R200 series and Catalyst 13.6 Beta 2 on Radeon 7000 series

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform



The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 4401 that came out on 09/02/2013. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 2T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with firmware version 2.25.


The Intel X79 Test Platform






Live Pricing




Intel Core i7-3960X



ASUS P9X79 Deluxe



16GB Corsair 1866MHz


Video Card




Solid-State Drive


OCZ Vertex 3 240GB




Intel RTS2011LC


Power Supply

Corsair AX1200


Operating System


Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB Video Card GPU-Z Information:




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  • Roberto Karllos

    That is a LIE.I have a i5 2500 @ 3.3 ghz OC 4.0 ghz at 1920×1080 ULTRA settings and 70fps average.

  • mark

    Just an idea… when showing so many cards on a benchmark, it would be nice if you were to highlight the card that’s being reviewed so we don’t have to play a game trying to find it every time we change page. Thanks.

  • Ben

    20+* same graphics card.

  • Ben

    Ironic how I just pushed the memory clock with 1550 mhz, you guys didn’t even touch the power control settings, I pushed it up to +2.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Looks like you got a good OC’ing card! No two cards are identical and the memory on our sample didn’t like being overclocked. It happens.

      • Ben

        Sorry about that, just realised my model number is different, it’s actually a : (No idea what the GA stands for.)

        • blah

          GA simply means game, which means that your card came with BF4.

  • basroil

    Higher idle power than the 7870 it replaces? That’s not cool.

    • Vladi

      Indeed. I read about it everywhere. It’s the main downpoint for this “rebranding”