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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition GeForce GTS 250
Cyberpunk 2077 91% 479%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 74% 430%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 69% 413%
Watch Dogs Legion 84% 459%
Godfall 210% 841%
FIFA 21 4% 192%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 69% 413%
Grand Theft Auto VI 168% 715%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 173% 731%
Genshin Impact 91% 479%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250.

The R9 270X has a 362 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTS 250. This results in the R9 270X providing 40.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 362 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTS 250. This results in the R9 270X providing 23.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270X was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTS 250, and so the R9 270X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTS 250 when running the latest games.

The R9 270X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTS 250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 121.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTS 250, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GeForce GTS 250.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 250 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTS 250 is 236. The R9 270X having 1015 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTS 250.

The R9 270X transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 250. This means that the R9 270X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 250.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 250 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 250. The R9 270X requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GTS 250 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 270X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTS 250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs738 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XTTesla G92-428-B1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs04 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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7.4
1600x900
9.6
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5.7
1920x1080
7.7
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4.3
2560x1440
5.7
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2.7
3840x2160
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth192GB/secvs70.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs128
Actual Shader Performance60%vs11%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs64
Texture Rate88 GTexel/svs47.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate35.2 GPixel/svs11.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs450 Watts & 32 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Overview
GeForce GTS 250 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-428-B1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 738MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1100MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 4850.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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