Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 12, 2013, 08:54 PM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,711
Default AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB Review Comment Thread

At just $179, the R9 270 makes no qualms about its intended target: the GTX 660. The only potential roadblock to this card's greatness is AMD's own R9 270X.

Read more here: AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB Review
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 13, 2013, 04:13 AM
GT7R's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Our universe
Posts: 991

My System Specs

Default

Looks like AMD have shot themselves in the leg with this one. Why bother buying a 270X when you can pick a nice aftermarket 270 for less and OC the crap out of it.
BTW, when will Battlefield 4 join the benchmark suite?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 13, 2013, 05:01 AM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,711
Default

BF4 will join the benchmarks in the new year when we update the testing regime to include Win 8.1, BF4, Thief, Batman: AC, Star Citizen, COD Ghosts, Watch_Dogs and others.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 13, 2013, 05:04 AM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,711
Default

Also, I would simply avoid the R9 270 based on our sample. It didn't overclock well and from a value perspective, the 270X is clearly superior.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 13, 2013, 06:49 AM
GT7R's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Our universe
Posts: 991

My System Specs

Default

Thanks for the info.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 14, 2013, 09:48 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 98
Default

But that near-silent operation! This specific example would be a good choice for someone looking for a quiet card, would it not?
__________________
Main PC: i5-4670K, MSI Z87M-G43 mATX, 2x4 GB Patriot Viper 1866 MHz CL9, Corsair RM750, CM Hyper 212 EVO, Antec Three Hundred Two
Laptop: Pentium T3200, 4 GB DDR2. Purchased 5 years ago as refurbished, suffered a drop and a screen replacement and still going strong!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 15, 2013, 04:42 AM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,711
Default

Sure. But so would a DirectCU II of any card. ;)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 15, 2013, 08:13 AM
Bond007's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 3,009

My System Specs

Default

Nice review. If they priced and tweaked this closer to being a 650Ti Boost fighter I think it would have got a better reaction from everyone. The 270x already puts pressure on the 660, though with a bit higher price tag. Still a nice card, but a bit misplaced IMO.
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, HD 6950, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD Radeon RAMDisk Review Comment Thread SKYMTL Storage 29 January 15, 2014 03:19 PM
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review Comment Thread SKYMTL Video Cards 117 November 14, 2013 07:23 PM
AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review Comment Thread SKYMTL Video Cards 14 April 7, 2013 08:20 AM
AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB Review Comment Thread SKYMTL Video Cards 17 January 31, 2011 04:14 PM
Comment Thread for HIS Radeon HD3870 Review SKYMTL Video Cards 183 December 3, 2009 06:33 PM