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 Medium Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 84.0 FPS 80.3 FPS 3.7 (4%)
Average 1440p Performance 66.5 FPS 61.9 FPS 4.6 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 36.2 FPS 34.6 FPS 1.6 (4%)
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.

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
73
81.2
67
74.9
2019 Anthem
64
72.2
61
68.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
71
79.8
66
73.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
79
88.4
74
82.9
2019 Metro Exodus
63
70.4
61
68.0
2019 World War Z
78
87.5
74
82.6
2019 Gears of War 5
69
77.0
66
73.4
2019 F1 2019
74
82.3
70
77.9
2019 GreedFall
71
79.7
68
75.7
2019 Borderlands 3
65
72.6
62
69.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
79
88.0
74
82.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
61
68.3
59
66.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
67
75.4
64
72.1
2018 Just Cause 4
69
76.9
65
73.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
70
78.5
67
74.6
2018 Strange Brigade
80
89.8
75
84.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76
84.8
71
79.9
2017 For Honor
85
94.5
79
87.9
2017 Project CARS 2
74
83.2
70
78.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
80
89.0
75
83.4
2016 Dishonored 2
68
75.9
65
72.5
2015 Rocket League
151
168.2
134
149.1
2015 Need For Speed
78
87.1
73
81.8
2015 Project CARS
77
85.8
72
80.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
99
110.5
91
101.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
92
102.3
82
91.8
2013 Company of Heroes 2
75
84.1
71
79.9
2013 Crysis 3
73
82.1
77
86.4
2013 GRID 2
101
113.0
90
100.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
80
89.6
73
81.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
79
88.1
73
81.7
2013 Battlefield 4
82
92.0
74
83.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
119
132.9
107
119.8
2009 League of Legends
180
200.3
158
175.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
85
95.5
78
87.7

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
51
64.8
48
60.1
2019 Anthem
47
58.9
44
55.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
51
64.5
47
59.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
54
67.8
51
64.1
2019 Metro Exodus
45
57.2
44
55.3
2019 World War Z
55
69.0
52
65.4
2019 Gears of War 5
48
61.2
46
58.6
2019 F1 2019
51
64.6
49
61.5
2019 GreedFall
50
63.1
48
60.2
2019 Borderlands 3
46
57.7
44
55.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
55
69.0
52
65.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
44
56.1
43
54.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
48
61.2
46
58.6
2018 Just Cause 4
49
61.4
46
58.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49
61.7
47
59.0
2018 Strange Brigade
55
69.5
52
65.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53
66.9
50
63.3
2017 For Honor
54
68.5
51
64.6
2017 Project CARS 2
52
65.3
49
62.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
75.8
56
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
50
63.0
48
60.1
2015 Rocket League
75
94.1
68
85.9
2015 Need For Speed
56
70.0
52
66.0
2015 Project CARS
55
68.8
51
64.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
65
81.3
60
75.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
88
110.1
79
99.2
2009 League of Legends
100
126.1
90
112.5

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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
36.2
23
33.4
2019 Anthem
22
32.0
21
30.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
34.8
22
32.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
24
35.7
23
33.9
2019 Metro Exodus
22
32.1
21
30.9
2019 World War Z
26
38.2
25
36.2
2019 Gears of War 5
24
34.6
23
33.0
2019 F1 2019
25
36.8
24
34.8
2019 GreedFall
22
32.0
21
30.9
2019 Borderlands 3
21
31.1
21
30.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
27
38.8
25
36.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
21
31.4
21
30.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
34.6
23
33.0
2018 Just Cause 4
23
33.0
22
31.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
32.6
21
31.2
2018 Strange Brigade
26
37.8
24
35.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
39.4
25
37.0
2017 For Honor
25
36.2
24
34.3
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.0
26
38.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.0
31
45.7
2016 Dishonored 2
26
38.4
25
36.2
2015 Rocket League
33
47.4
30
43.6
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.0
26
38.3
2015 Project CARS
28
41.0
26
38.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
41.4
27
38.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
57
82.7
51
72.9
2009 League of Legends
39
57.1
36
51.6
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and medium vs medium settings
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 1440p and medium vs medium settings
R9 M280X vs R9 M270X with i7-4770K vs i7-3770K at 4K and medium vs medium 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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