AMD R9 270X offers tremendous value for money for PC Gamers who are purchasing new graphics card in 2015 for their Gaming PC build. read more to find out.
Update – 05 – August – 2016 – Best Graphics Card 15k to 18k India – AMD RX 470 Launched
Review R9 270X – the Best Graphics Card for Rs.15,000
Launch Date 8-Oct-13 Current Price: Rs.15000
Card Segment Mid-level -Suitable for resolution 720p for high/Ultra settings & 1080p with medium to high settings
Design: The R9 270X supports DirectX 11.2 and all the latest game enhancements. It has 1280 stream processors and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The card supports the mantle technology developed by AMD. It has crossfire ability as well read the power requirements for crossfire of AMD R9 270X.
Best Graphics Card for Rs 15000 AMD R9 270X
Power supply requirements:
AMD R9 270X —500 watts or better power supply with one 6-pin PCIe power connector.
Crossfire- If you guys want yourself to be future proof than I recommend 6 GB System RAM or greater for AMD Crossfire to work properly. I would also recommend you to buy a power supply of 750 Watt or more than 700 watts at least for crossfire to work flawlessly.
Graphics Card Comparison AMD R9 270X Vs R9 270 Vs AMD HD 7850
Competition: AMD R9 270 cheaper around 14K, AMD HD7870 around 16k, NVidia GTX 660 around 13.5k, (Nvidia 760 is comparatively expensive)
Now Coming to the most interesting part of the review Gaming Benchmarks
AMD R9 270X – Gaming Performance
We are comparing Graphics card Under Rs. 20,000 (Barring 280X) to see how our R9 270X performs.
Graphics Cards Compared (Gaming Benchmarks)
- AMD Radeon 280X
- AMD Radeon HD 7950
- Nvidia GTX 760
- AMD Radeon 270X
- AMD Radeon HD 7870
- Nvidia GTX 660
- AMD Radeon HD 7850
GRID 2 – Gaming Performance
Grid 2 shows clear supremacy of AMD R9 270X vs a 660 and it even comes close to GTX 760
Battlefield 3 – Gaming Performance
AMD R9 270X offers very good performance in BF3 though BF3 favors Nvidia card as GTX 660 matches it
Metro Last Light – Gaming Performance
In Metro Last light -AMD R9 270X offers just 2 fps less compared to Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 which is very good performance considering it is cheaper by at least Rs. 3000
Crysis 3 – Gaming Performance
Conclusion why you should buy an R9 270 X 2GB Graphics Card – AMD R9 270X offers very good value for money for Rs. 15,000. If you plan to play games on 1600*900 or 1920*1080 resolution it is a great card which will get you 40+ frames per second on almost all the latest gaming titles like Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, GTA 4, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4.
If you are looking to purchase a card for 11000 to 13000 we would recommend Nvidia GTX 660 at this time as it offers very good performance to price ratio in the current scenario when Nvidia has launched GTX 760 and is offering a good discount on GTX 660.
Also, there is not too much advantage of buying the toxic edition of the R9 270X or 4GB version of the graphics card, performance gain Vs additional price is too high.
Personally, I would buy any of the two whichever is cheaper at the time of writing the Sapphire AMD R9- 270X is cheaper and fundamentally no performance difference compared to others.
You can Buy the Nvidia GTX 660 Synergy Edition with Excellent Cooler at Rs. 12,590 from Flipkart as well if Your budget is below Rs. 13,000 it is a great graphics card.