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GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs Radeon R9 270

Intro

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1020 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1350 MHz on this specific card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 270, which has clock speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1280 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R9 270 5943 points
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 4562 points
Difference: 1381 (30%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 750 Ti 60 Watts
Radeon R9 270 150 Watts
Difference: 90 Watts (150%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon R9 270 should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 270 179200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 86400 MB/sec
Difference: 92800 (107%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 270 will be quite a bit (more or less 76%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. (explain)

Radeon R9 270 72000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 40800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31200 (76%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R9 270 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R9 270 28800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 16320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 12480 (76%)

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 750 Ti

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 750 Ti Radeon R9 270
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2014 November 2013
Code Name GM107 Curacao Pro
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1020 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 5400 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40800 Mtexels/sec 72000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16320 Mpixels/sec 28800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 1280
Texture Mapping Units 40 80
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1870 million 2800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.4 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 750 Ti

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Radeon R9 270

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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.

Comments

13 Responses to “GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs Radeon R9 270”
Blair says:

This is no comparison. The R9 270 is a high end card. The 750 Ti is a Entry level card.

NVIDIA SUCKS says:

I HAD A GTX 750 Ti AND A GTX 760 BY PNY DIE ON ME AMD FTW

ItsTheGamerEdit says:

AMD fanboys...
Ahem.
GTX 750 Ti is NOT an entry level Graphics card. R9 270 is in the middle-high end level so this is pointless.

Anders says:

They both cost $150, so not a pointless comparision.

Shane says:

The r9 270/270x used to cost around the $300 before the huge bitcoin/litecoin rush, so after the inflation of AMD card prices, they dropped considerably, placing the r9 270 to about $170 range. So yes, it is a pointless comparison.

Josh says:

And yet I purchased my r9 270 for about 150. As the price point stands now, the only pointless part of the comparison is that the 750ti is pointless. For pretty close to the exact same price you can get double the performance.

El_Lobo says:

I am worried about the extra heat generated by the AMD card (150 vs. 60 Watts). What does this say about longevity and how does this affect the rest of the computer's components?

El_Lobo says:

Dell offers both cards in their XPS 8700 Desktop computer. I tend towards the nvidia card because of lower price and better (perhaps) reliability. I am willing to swallow the lower performance. I am not much of a gamer 🙂

Lysianthus says:

same price, almost double performance, cons is power consumption? r9-270 for sure... -_-

Sushiel says:

Guys wich card i should bring for best gaming

michael mckinlay says:

my psu is 400w which is very small would it be worth spending an extra £40 ($61.58) for a new psu and then buy r9 270 or should i settle with the 750ti, fyi i game on a single monitor at 1680x1050

henri kinnunen says:

dont cheap out on the psu!! so 750 ti ...

skileto says:

Hi. this is the comparison im looking for. what im confusedabout is the r9 270's current price| and will if fit in a mATX mobo and case? will it be compatible with my mobo? my mobo is msi ms7721 fm2-a55m-e33.

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