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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 39%
Cyberpunk 2077 53% 91%
Doom Eternal 4% 20%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 31% 14%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 53% 91%
FIFA 20 41% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 71% 112%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 53% 91%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 39%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Crossfire are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 29 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X, but the R9 270X has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 29.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 770 has a 29 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X, but the R9 270X has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 32 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 770. 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 770, 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 Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Crossfire and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 270X has 134 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Crossfire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2437 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706. The R9 270X having 731 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 GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Crossfire requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition requires 230 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770. The GTX 770 requires 50 Watts more than the R9 270X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 770 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 270X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock1120 MHzvs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)Kepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs30 Aug 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
9.7
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8.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs128
Texture Rate164.8 GTexel/svs135.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate65.9 GPixel/svs33.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs230 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 270X MSI Gaming 2GB Edition.GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom dual fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1059MHz while its boost clock is now of 1111MHz and its frame buffer was doubled to 4GB, which will prove useless. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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