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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition GeForce 8800 Ultra
Cyberpunk 2077 91% 438%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 74% 392%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 69% 376%
Watch Dogs Legion 84% 419%
FIFA 21 4% 171%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 69% 376%
Godfall 210% 774%
Grand Theft Auto VI 168% 657%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 173% 671%
Genshin Impact 91% 438%

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 8800 Ultra.

The R9 270X has a 488 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This results in the R9 270X providing 68.4 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 488 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This results in the R9 270X providing 20.5 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 8800 Ultra, 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 8800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The R9 270X has 1280 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 Ultra, 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 88.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8800 Ultra, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is much better than the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 Ultra has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 Ultra is 196. The R9 270X having 1055 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 8800 Ultra.

The R9 270X transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. This means that the R9 270X is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

The Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 Ultra requires 172 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce 8800 Ultra. The R9 270X requires 8 Watts more than the GeForce 8800 Ultra 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 8800 Ultra.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs612 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XTTesla G80
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
9.6
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6.1
1920x1080
7.7
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4.5
2560x1440
5.7
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2.6
3840x2160
4.1
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1.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1080 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth192GB/secvs103.7GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs128
Actual Shader Performance60%vs9%
Technology28nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs32
Texture Rate88 GTexel/svs19.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate35.2 GPixel/svs14.7 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

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

Max Power180 Wattsvs172 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs500 Watts & 35 Amps

GPU Features

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

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1680x1050

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.
GeForce 8800 Ultra is a high-end GFX and the most powerful GPU of the GeForce 8000 Series, based on the 90nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G80 Core (same used on 8800 GTX) and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 24 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 612MHz and the memory clock operates 1080MHz. It will consume no more than 172 Watt.
It can be addressed as a further clocked GeForce 8800 GTX and is known to heat a lot. As the most powerful GPU in 2007, even today's modern demanding games can be played at medium or high settings smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
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