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The AMD Radeon R9 270X is one of AMD’s mid-range graphics featuring a 28nm Pitcairn GPU, most likely a rebrand of the old Radeon HD 7870, just like its bigger brother the Radeon R9 280X. Today we are going to look at and review the Asus Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2GB (R9270X-DC2T-2GD5). It features the award-winning DirectCU II cooler, overclocked GPU cores out of the box and offers a balance between price and performance. Please continue reading my Asus Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP review below.

Asus Radeon R9 270X Review (R9270X-DC2T-2GD5)

Asus Radeon R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 Review

The Asus Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2GB model is based on the 28nm Pitcairn GPU. It features the Graphics Core Next or GCN Architecture with 1,280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. Asus’ R9 270X DC2T features a factory overclock GPU core speed of 1120MHz compared to the reference R9 270x which has only a core clock speed of 1050MHz. This model has 2GB of GDDR5 (there is a 4GB model as well) with a memory clock speed of 1400MHz (same with reference) running on a 256bit memory interface.

The card supports DirectX 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, AMD PowerTune Technology, AMD Eyefinity, 2-way CrossFireX, but it doesn’t support AMD’s TrueAudio technology. The Asus Radeon R9 270X DC2T features a very familiar cooler, the DirectCU II, with precision-shaped SSU heatpipes providing a much better cooling solution compared to the reference cooler. It also features DIGI+ VRM with 8 Phase Super Alloy Power (SAP) that is able to deliver precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability and performance.

Check out the rest of its specifications below and let’s have a closer look at the graphics card.

Asus Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP Specifications

Graphics EngineAMD Radeon R9 270X
Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
Engine ClockGPU Boost Clock : 1120 MHz
GPU Base Clock : 1050 MHz
Memory Clock5600 MHz ( 1400 MHz GDDR5 )
Memory Interface256-bit
ResolutionD-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600
InterfaceD-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)
DVI Output : Yes x 2
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Accessories1x Power cable
1x CrossFire cable
SoftwareASUS Utilities & Driver
ASUS FeaturesDirectCU Series
TOP Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions10.7 " x 5.24 " x 1.578 " Inch

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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