AMD Radeon R9 M280X
vs
AMD Radeon R9 M270X

AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
R9 M280X R9 M270X Difference
AMD Radeon R9 M280X AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Price $ 1,070.0 $ 1,016.0 54 (5%)
Year 2015 2015 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 66C 66C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 52.8dB 48.3dB 4.5 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 70W 50W 20 (29%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99) *closest mobile equivalent* Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 28.0 FPS 24.3 FPS 3.7 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 20.5 FPS 15.9 FPS 4.6 (22%)
Average 4K Performance 11.2 FPS 9.6 FPS 1.6 (14%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 38.2 $ 41.8 3.6 (9%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 52.2 $ 63.9 11.7 (22%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 95.5 $ 105.8 10.3 (11%)
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Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 M270X to R9 M280X is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for R9 M280X .

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
22
25.2
17
18.9
2019 Anthem
14
16.2
10
12.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
21
23.8
16
17.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
32.4
24
26.9
2019 Metro Exodus
12
14.4
10
12.0
2019 World War Z
28
31.5
23
26.6
2019 Gears of War 5
18
21.0
15
17.4
2019 F1 2019
23
26.3
19
21.9
2019 GreedFall
21
23.7
17
19.7
2019 Borderlands 3
14
16.6
12
13.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
28
32.0
23
26.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
12.3
9
10.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
17
19.4
14
16.1
2018 Just Cause 4
18
20.9
15
17.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
22.5
16
18.6
2018 Strange Brigade
30
33.8
25
28.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
28.8
21
23.9
2017 For Honor
34
38.5
28
31.9
2017 Project CARS 2
24
27.2
20
22.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
33.0
24
27.4
2016 Dishonored 2
17
19.9
14
16.5
2015 Rocket League
100
112.2
83
93.1
2015 Need For Speed
27
31.1
23
25.8
2015 Project CARS
26
29.8
22
24.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
49
54.5
40
45.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
41
46.3
32
35.8
2013 Company of Heroes 2
25
28.1
21
23.9
2013 Crysis 3
23
26.1
27
30.4
2013 GRID 2
51
57.0
40
44.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
30
33.6
23
25.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
28
32.1
23
25.7
2013 Battlefield 4
32
36.0
24
27.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
69
76.9
57
63.8
2009 League of Legends
129
144.3
107
119.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
35
39.5
28
31.7

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
15
18.8
11
14.1
2019 Anthem
10
12.9
7
9.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
18.5
11
13.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
21.8
14
18.1
2019 Metro Exodus
8
11.2
7
9.3
2019 World War Z
18
23.0
15
19.4
2019 Gears of War 5
12
15.2
10
12.6
2019 F1 2019
14
18.6
12
15.5
2019 GreedFall
13
17.1
11
14.2
2019 Borderlands 3
9
11.7
7
9.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
18
23.0
15
19.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
10.1
6
8.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
15.2
10
12.6
2018 Just Cause 4
12
15.4
10
12.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
15.7
10
13.0
2018 Strange Brigade
18
23.5
15
19.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16
20.9
13
17.3
2017 For Honor
18
22.5
14
18.6
2017 Project CARS 2
15
19.3
12
16.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23
29.8
19
24.7
2016 Dishonored 2
13
17.0
11
14.1
2015 Rocket League
38
48.1
31
39.9
2015 Need For Speed
19
24.0
16
20.0
2015 Project CARS
18
22.8
15
18.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
35.3
23
29.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
51
64.1
42
53.2
2009 League of Legends
64
80.1
53
66.5

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
7
11.2
5
8.4
2019 Anthem
4
7.0
3
5.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
6
9.8
5
7.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
10.7
6
8.9
2019 Metro Exodus
4
7.1
4
5.9
2019 World War Z
9
13.2
7
11.2
2019 Gears of War 5
6
9.6
5
8.0
2019 F1 2019
8
11.8
6
9.8
2019 GreedFall
4
7.0
4
5.9
2019 Borderlands 3
4
6.1
3
5.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
13.8
7
11.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
6.4
3
5.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
9.6
5
8.0
2018 Just Cause 4
5
8.0
4
6.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
7.6
4
6.2
2018 Strange Brigade
8
12.8
7
10.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
14.4
8
12.0
2017 For Honor
7
11.2
6
9.3
2017 Project CARS 2
11
16.0
9
13.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
17
25.0
14
20.7
2016 Dishonored 2
9
13.4
7
11.2
2015 Rocket League
15
22.4
13
18.6
2015 Need For Speed
11
16.0
9
13.3
2015 Project CARS
11
16.0
9
13.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
11
16.4
9
13.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
40
57.7
33
47.9
2009 League of Legends
22
32.1
18
26.6
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon R9 M280X / i7-4770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 M280X is simply ridiculous. This combination between R9 M280X and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 M280X and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 M280X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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AMD Radeon R9 M270X / i7-3770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 M270X is simply ridiculous. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 M270X can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between R9 M270X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 M270X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 M270X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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R9 M280X vs R9 M270X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

R9 M280X R9 M270X
OutputsNo outputsNo outputs
TDPunknownunknown

Clock Speeds

R9 M280X R9 M270X
Boost Clock1000 MHz775 MHz
GPU Clock900 MHz725 MHz
Memory Clock1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective1000 MHz 4000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

R9 M280X R9 M270X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationCrystal System (R9 M200)Crystal System (R9 M200)
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateFeb 5th, 2015Mar 21st, 2014

Graphics Features

R9 M280X R9 M270X
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL2.01.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.35.1
Vulkan1.1.1011.1.101

Graphics Processor

R9 M280X R9 M270X
ArchitectureGCN 2.0GCN 1.0
Die Size160 mm²123 mm²
FoundryTSMCTSMC
GPU NameSaturnVenus
GPU VariantSaturn XTVenus XT
Process Size28 nm28 nm
Transistors2,080 million1,500 million

Memory

R9 M280X R9 M270X
Bandwidth88.00 GB/s64.00 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4 GB2 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

R9 M280X R9 M270X
Compute Units1410
L1 Cache16 KB (per CU)16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache256 KB256 KB
ROPs1616
Shading Units896640
TMUs5640

Theoretical Performance

R9 M280X R9 M270X
FP32 (float) performance1.792 TFLOPS992.0 GFLOPS
Pixel Rate16.00 GPixel/s12.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate56.00 GTexel/s31.00 GTexel/s

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