MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC and Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 OC Video Card Review



Catzilla is a relatively new benchmark that is made the Polish demoscene group Plasticis. It is being produced in collaboration with Polish post production company, Plastige. Plastige is the company that worked on Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition and some of the developers there were behind the PlayStation Network game Datura. The benchmark uses a parallel graphics engine that takes advantage of multi-core CPUs. This isn’t a benchmark being made in some kids basement and it doesn’t appear to be bought off by any companies yet, so it should be a good benchmark to use.


While this benchmark is in beta phases, we still have found that Catzilla is a good cross-API benchmark. You also can’t go wrong with a benchmark that has a giant animated cat nuke cities with its laser eyes as you do. You can watch a video of the benchmark in action below.

We purchased Catzilla Advanced and ran the full Catzilla benchmark at 2560×1440.


Benchmark Results: The MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC scored 3,220 points and the Sapphire Radeon R9 270 OC scores 3,186 points in the Catzilla RC 1.0 1440P benchmark test. There is just a 30MHz difference between the two cards, but it does make a small impact in the benchmarks as without that extra 30MHz the Sapphire R9 270 OC falls behind the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost reference card!