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PowerColor 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Cards AXPowerColor R9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Awesome looking, very sturdy, works well in X-Fire, very cool, kinda quiet, just looks killer with my 7870 Devil, nice backplate.

Cons: It is volt locked so the core is limited compared to my Devil 7870.

It look so pretty in my case and with everyday clocks @ 1200/1400 X-Fired with a Devil 7870 gaming is great, not an issue since the last install of the 13.12 drivers. My biggest problem is that the volts are locked. By best efforts to find a way to remedy this have failed. The memory can easily be clocked over 1575 but the core is limited to honestly about 1225 for any heavy use beyond bench's. Having said that, if I wanted I could run the X-Fire set-up at 1225/1450 all day in gaming but the fans bump up to about 50% and 1200/1400 is just quieter and less stress. I have not found a game yet that I can't max out the settings and still get playable frame-rates although I don't have BF4 or Skyrim yet.

It takes 2 x 6pin power connectors and draws up to 200w so far in my system.
2 GB's of DDR5
Overclocked out of the box and the memory you can go crazy on.
3 fans on the heat-sink 2x 80mm and 1 92mm in the center. The heat-sink covers the entire card and then some.
Red and Black obviously with a nice DEVIL logo on the top of the card (I wish it said r9 270x like my other says 7870).
The back-plates on these are full length and very sweet looking, they also make the card sturdier and help to cool it.
It's a 2 slot card at 11.75 approximate length.

Wrap-up -

An excellent Graphics card, if want to spend $450 or less and get R9 290 performance consider 2 of these or others like the MSI Hawk and Sapphire Toxic. I for one don't think you will be disappointed in the looks and the performance of these but beware it's voltage locked. I don't know if the Toxic or Hawk are but I have not heard that they are unlocked yet.

All in all I think the 270x's in general are a great buy.

Here are some pics and Bench's.
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PowerColor 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Cards AXPowerColor R9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE
Description:

PowerColor Radeon R9 270X Devil Edition

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandPowerColor
EAN4715409183525
Feature1280 Stream Processors 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 GCN Architecture Mantle AMD Eyefinity
LabelPowerColor
ManufacturerPowerColor
ModelAXR9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE
MPNAXR9 270X 2GBD5-A2DH
PublisherPowerColor
StudioPowerColor
TitlePowerColor 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Cards AXPowerColor R9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementAXR9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE
Item Height11 inches
Item Length16 inches
Item Width4 inches
Package Height1 inches
Package Length1 inches
Package Weight1 pounds
Package Width1 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberAXR9 270X 2GBD5-A2DH
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameVIDEO_CARD
Item Weight4.2 pounds
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