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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition GeForce GTX 760 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 91% 16%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 74% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 69% 2%
FIFA 21 4% 42%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 69% 2%
Watch Dogs Legion 84% 11%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 173% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 168% 63%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 80% 9%
Genshin Impact 91% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition.

The R9 270X has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 760, but the GTX 760 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the GTX 760 exhibits a 100.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 270X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 270X has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 760, but the GTX 760 has 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the GTX 760 exhibits a 27.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 270X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270X was released less than a year after the GTX 760, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 760 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 760 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 760 has 192.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 270X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 760 is massively better than the R9 270X.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 760 SLI has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 2378. The GTX 760 having 1127 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 760 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 270X.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 760 SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 760. The GTX 760 requires 170 Watts more than the R9 270X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 760 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 270X.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1032 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XTKepler GK104-225-A2 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs25 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192GB/secvs384.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2304
Actual Shader Performance60%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units80vs192
Texture Rate88 GTexel/svs188.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate35.2 GPixel/svs62.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
GeForce GTX 760 SLI is a combination of 2 GeForce GTX 760 put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.
Together, this combination offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs. This, on a 256-bit memory interface, per card, of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 980MHz and goes up to 1032MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz.
Best case scenario, this combination performs on level with a single GeForce GTX Titan but ultimately, its performance depends on the driver support and on the 3D application.
Therefore, and paired with a powerful processor, all demanding games are playable at the highest settings. Still, this combination might surpass the 350W barrier of TDP and so it will require a powerful PSU.
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