Sauron_Daz wrote:That's one nice card.. But a bit too expensive for me. I am looking at the R9 270 series.
Hammer_Time wrote:That is a great midrange card... same as my HD 7870 but needs one less 6 pin power connector, and has slightly faster clocked memory ( stock speeds ). Mebbe it will be a Christmas present for you this year?
mhudon wrote:Updated with the R9 270X results:
Intel i7 3770k (stock)
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
2x8gb Mushkin 992125R 2133MHz
SSD-Muskin Chronos Deluxe 480gb
Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce
Sapphire 7970 Dual X
Gigabyte 7970 OC
Sapphire R9 290X (Uber)
Window 7 64bit (2yo installation)
Catalyst 13.11 BETA 9.5
Recording with FRAPS in Suez canal from chopper 1 appearance to chopper 2 down.
Gigabyte R9 270x:
BF4 64 bit Framerates at 2133: 52.094 avg
Sapphire 7970 DualX:
BF4 64 bit Framerates at 2133: 62.199 avg
7970 Crossfire (DualX + Windforce OC):
BF4 64 bit Framerates at 2133: 111.012 avg
Sapphire R9 290X (Uber) no OC
BF4 64 bit Framerates at 2133: 81.68 avg (max temp 82 degrees standard fan)
Sapphire R9 290X 1100 core 1325 memory (Uber)
BF4 64 bit Framerates at 2133: 93.69 avg (max temp 70 degree with custom fan profile max 70%)
Hammer_Time wrote:Very Nice results!! Basically the whole "R9" lineup is compared there! You should become an X-bit labs video card reviewer methinks!
I reran the same part of the game that you benchmarked and FRAPS reported an average of 48 fps.
Everything on Ultra / maxxed out
AA Post ( essentially "FXAA" mode ) = Disabled/Off
AA Deferred = 4x MSAA
Sapphire HD 7870 OC edition at stock speed ( 1050 Mhz gpu )
Intel Q9400 @ 3.35 Ghz
4 GB DDR-3 1333 Mhz
Win7 SP1 64 bit
You get a higher fps but I think you said your monitor is only capable of 1650x1050 right? So that explains some of the lower fps I am getting here , as I am running my monitor at 1920x1080. Also, are you using 4x MSAA mode or do you have AA Deferred set to "off"? That will affect the fps too of course.
Again, thanks for your time in sharing all this information with us... the midrange cards are not far behind the HD 7970/R280X cards, it is only when you get into Crossfired 7970's or the flagship 290X cards that you really see performance take off in this game... Speed is money as they say...
mhudon wrote:Wow, the R9 270X is an excellent piece of hardware, and might be even more if Mantle delivers. Most of all, there was absolutely no difference in gameplay performance. From the $209 R9 270x to the $609 R9 290x, it was exactly the same. That's AMD delivering the AAA games ''wow'' factor to the mainstream segment. AMD really earned all of my respect!
AMD released their Radeon R9 270 Non-X just last week. The card isn't exactly new; it's basically an R9 270X (with the same amount of shaders), same memory, but lower clock speeds. The R9 270 is meant to replace the AMD HD 7850, with more performance of course.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December 2013
By Don Woligroski
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For ~$180:
Radeon R9 270
Serious Upper Mainstream Performance
The Radeon R9 270 offers performance equal to the Radeon HD 7870 it replaces, which is a little better than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660. At $180, AMD's card earns our sole recommendation. It's a serious gaming board capable of playable frame rates at relatively high resolutions.
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