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 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 Engine||AMD Radeon R9 270X|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 3.0|
|Video Memory||2GB GDDR5|
|Engine Clock||GPU Boost Clock : 1120 MHz|
GPU Base Clock : 1050 MHz
|Memory Clock||5600 MHz ( 1400 MHz GDDR5 )|
|Resolution||D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536|
DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600
|Interface||D-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
|Accessories||1x Power cable|
1x CrossFire cable
|Software||ASUS Utilities & Driver|
|ASUS Features||DirectCU Series|
Super Alloy Power
|Dimensions||10.7 " x 5.24 " x 1.578 " Inch|