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The overclocked apples to apples comparison between the 270s and GTX 760 look interesting:








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In this comparison in Battlefield 4 we are comparing at 2560x1600 with FXAA Low and "Ultra" settings enabled.

The overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC provided the fastest performance after overclocking, averaging 48.5 FPS. This is 8.3% faster than it performed before the overclock at 44.8 FPS.

The OC ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC was also 7.5% faster than the OC MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G which averaged 45.1 FPS at these settings. We find that its overclock provided 5.4% faster gameplay compared to its stock performance that averaged 42.8 FPS.

The overclocked SAPPHIRE R9 270 Dual-X averaged 38.2 FPS. That is 9.5% faster than its out-of-box performance of 34.9 FPS, but still the slowest performance among the three.


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In Tomb Raider we are comparing at 2560x1600 with FXAA and "Ultra" settings with "Normal" hair quality selected.

The overclocked MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G was the fastest video card in Tomb Raider, averaging 44.5 FPS. This is 6.5% faster than its stock performance at 41.8 FPS. It is also 5.2% faster than the OC ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC. We would also even consider this a higher playable setting than the stock video card at 1080p with TressFX hair.

The overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC averaged 42.3 FPS, which is 7.1%faster than its display at stock operating speeds at only 39.5 FPS. This was not quite playable by our standards.

The SAPPHIRE R9 270 Dual-X averaged 37.8 FPS after overclocking. This is 8.3% faster than its stock performance at 34.9 FPS. It was again the slowest of the three competing.


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In this test we have Crysis 3 configured to operate at 1920x1080 with 2TX SMAA and "Very High" settings enabled.

The overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC was the fastest of the bunch averaging 45.8 FPS. This overclock gave the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC the extra boost to be playable with the "Very High" system spec selected. This is 8.3% faster than its stock performance at 42.3 FPS.

The OC MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G was really borderline playable, averaging 43.1 FPS. That is the users judgment call, for us it could have gone either way. We prefer the faster performance of the OC ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC. Still, the overclock provided the MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G 8% faster gameplay, compared to its stock performance of 39.9 FPS.

The OC SAPPHIRE R9 270 Dual-X had the least benefit from its overclock, averaging 35.8 FPS. This is 6.9% faster than its stock performance at 33.5 FPS.



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In our first test in Far Cry 3 we are comparing at 1920x1080 with 2X MSAA and "Ultra" settings enabled.

The overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DC II OC had the fastest gameplay, averaging 51.7 FPS. This is 9.8% faster than its own stock performance at 47.1 FPS. It is also 10.2% faster than the overclocked MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G.

The OC MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G averaged 46.9 FPS at these settings. Its overclock provided 3.8% faster gameplay, compared to the stock performance that averaged 45.2 FPS. Not much of a performance gain in this game.

The overclocked SAPPHIRE R9 270 Dual-X averaged 40.1 FPS at these settings, which unsurprisingly was the slowest performance. It performed 8.7% faster thanks to its overclock. At stock operating speeds it averaged 36.9 FPS.


Edited by Slomo4shO - 3/10/14 at 1:31pm
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love hardocp, but cant stay there long without buggering my eyes up redface.gif

not much between the cards - down to £ and $ thumb.gif
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