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Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon R9 270

Intro

The Geforce GTX 760 comes with a GPU core clock speed of 980 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1502 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 270, which has GPU core speed of 900 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 1280 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 270 150 Watts
Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Geforce GTX 760 should theoretically be a small bit better than the Radeon R9 270 overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Radeon R9 270 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 13056 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 should be a lot (more or less 31%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 270. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 270 72000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 22080 (31%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is superior to the Radeon R9 270, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 270 28800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2560 (9%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Geforce GTX 760

Amazon.com

Radeon R9 270

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Geforce GTX 760 Radeon R9 270
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2013 November 2013
Code Name GK104 Curacao Pro
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 980 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 192256 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 94080 Mtexels/sec 72000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 31360 Mpixels/sec 28800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1280
Texture Mapping Units 96 80
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3540 million 2800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

6 Responses to “Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon R9 270”
Umbraxis says:

Wow... price-to-performance on the Nvidia card is absolutely pathetic.

Guess you're paying for the brand.

rodrigues says:

nvidia no more. It Dosn't worth the difference of prices.

john says:

270 card performs the same and there is no real noticeable differnce on a 24inch 1080p 120 ghz screen-

price i go with r9 and its dx12 compatible

Ruru says:

The cards costs the same right now and Nvidia is the better choice.

Douglas says:

The same fot u in brazil the cust is like $50,00 difference r9 270 for gtx 760

Douglas says:

The same fot u in brazil the cust is like $50,00 difference r9 270 for gtx 760

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