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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 M270 GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 653% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 589% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 567% 645%
FIFA 21 280% 325%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 567% 645%
Watch Dogs Legion 627% 712%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 980% 1107%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 613% 697%
Grand Theft Auto VI 960% 1085%
Genshin Impact 653% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 M270 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The Radeon R7 M270 was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the Radeon R7 M270 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 M270 has 3072 MB more video memory than the 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The 9800M GT has 70.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 M270, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is much better than the Radeon R7 M270.

The Radeon R7 M270 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 M270 is 269 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The Radeon R7 M270 having 173 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 M270 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the Radeon R7 M270 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 M270 should consume less power than the 9800M GT.

The Radeon R7 M270 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 100 Watts more than the Radeon R7 M270 to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GT may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 M270.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock825 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Opal XTG92 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs192
Actual Shader Performance13%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate17.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs130 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 M270 is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Opal XT which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 725MHz and goes up to 825MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Radeon R7 M270 should be as fast as Radeon R7 M265 and thus offer Performance similar to GeForce GT 740M.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 M270 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Modest Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce 9800M GT SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GT put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GT to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GT performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GT.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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