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Roundup of New R9 270 Graphics Cards

Roundup of New R9 270 Graphics Cards

The AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card was launched this week, making it the latest addition to the R9 series that was announced in late September this year. Check out the wares from various add-in card partners!

First on the list are a pair of cards from ASUS; the Radeon R9 270 DirectCU II 2GB GDDR5 (R9270-DC2-2GD5) and the R9 270 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 (R9270-DC2OC-2GD5). The two cards are identical in features, and the DirectCU II cooling system technology is used on both cards. The R9270-DC2-2GD5 features the R9 270 graphics core operating at a base clock speed of 900MHz; while the R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 has one that is overclocked to 950MHz.

SKU R9270-DC2-2GD5 R9270-DC2OC-2GD5
Core Clock 900MHz (Boost Clock: 925MHz) 950MHz (Boost Clock: 975MHz)
Stream Processors  1280 Stream processing units 1280 Stream processing units
Video Memory Capacity 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock  5600MHz GDDR5 5600MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus  256-bit 256-bit
PCI Express Interface  PCIe ver 3.0 x16 PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors  1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
DVI Output Support  2 x Dual-Link 2 x Dual-Link
HDMI 1 1
DisplayPort 1 (version 1.2 HBR2) 1 (version 1.2 HBR2)

Club 3D has given the R9 270 GPU the royal treatment in the form of its Radeon R9 270 royalQueen (CGAX-R9276) graphics card. Club 3D also sells its own MST (Multi Stream Transport) hub to split a DisplayPort signal into three streams, so that up to three displays can be added to the single DisplayPort output.

Club 3D Radeon R9 270 royalQueen 2GB GDDR5 (CGAX-R9276)
Core Clock 955MHz
Stream Processors  1280 Stream processing units
Video Memory Capacity 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock  5600MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus  256-bit
PCI Express Interface  PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors  1 x 6-pin
DVI Output Support  2 x Dual-Link
HDMI 1
DisplayPort 1 (version 1.2 HBR2)

Another lone offering is from Gigabyte with its Radeon R9 270 Windforce OC 2GB GDDR5 (GV-R927OC-2GD). The card features the Windforce cooling system.

Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 Windforce OC 2GB GDDR5
Core Clock 950MHz (Boost Clock: 975MHz)
Stream Processors  1280 Stream processing units
Video Memory Capacity 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock  5600MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus  256-bit
PCI Express Interface  PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors  1 x 6-pin
DVI Output Support  2 x Dual-Link
HDMI 1
DisplayPort 1 (version 1.2 HBR2)

Like ASUS, HIS has two variants; the Radeon R9 270 iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 (H270QM2G2M) and the R9 270 iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 (H270QMT2G2M). The cards each has an 8-phase power design system, as well as the IceQ X² cooling system.

SKU H270QM2G2M H270QMT2G2M
Core Clock 900MHz (Boost Clock: 925MHz) 950MHz (Boost Clock: 975MHz)
Stream Processors  1280 Stream processing units 1280 Stream processing units
Video Memory Capacity 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock  5600MHz GDDR5 5600MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus  256-bit 256-bit
PCI Express Interface  PCIe ver 3.0 x16 PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors  1 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
DVI Output Support  1 x Dual-Link 1 x Dual-Link
HDMI 1 1
DisplayPort 2 x mini-DisplayPort 2 x mini-DisplayPort

MSI has expanded its Gaming graphics cards series with the addition of the Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G OC 2GB GDDR5. The card features the Twin Frozr IV cooling system. It also has a bundled MSI Gaming App for setting the card's performance profile easily.

MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G OC 2GB GDDR5 
Core Clock 900MHz (Boost Clock:975MHz) (OC mode)
900MHz (Boost Clock:955MHz) (Gaming mode)
900MHz (Boost Clock:925MHz) (Silent mode)
Stream Processors  1280 Stream processing units
Video Memory Capacity 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock  5600MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus  256-bit
PCI Express Interface  PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors  1 x 6-pin
DVI Output Support  2 x Dual-Link
HDMI 1
DisplayPort 1 (version 1.2 HBR2)

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