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Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon R9 270

Intro

The Geforce GTX 760 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular card. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 270, which features GPU core speed of 900 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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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

Performance-wise, the Geforce GTX 760 should in theory be a little bit superior to 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 is quite a bit (about 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 using a high resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is the winner, though not by far. (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 maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max 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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