GeForce GTX 590 vs Radeon R9 270

GeForce GTX 590
Memory: 1536Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 24 Mar 2011
GeForce GTX 590
Radeon R9 270
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Nov 2013
Radeon R9 270

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 590
    124%
  • Radeon R9 270
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 590
    147%
  • Radeon R9 270
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 590

47% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270

215 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 590 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 590

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 590

The GeForce GTX 590 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suit used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 590 Radeon R9 270
GPU Name GF110 (GF110-351-A1) vs Curacao (Curacao PRO)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 520 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors 3,000 million vs 2,800 million
Shaders 512 vs 1280
Compute Units 16 vs 20
Core clock 608 MHz vs 900 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 32
TMUs 64 vs 80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 590 Radeon R9 270
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 384 bit x2 vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 854 MHz
3416 MHz effective
vs 1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size 1536 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 590 Radeon R9 270
TDP 365 watts vs 150 watts
Release Date 24 Mar 2011 vs 13 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 590
    39.00 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    28.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 590
    77.80 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    72.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 590
    328.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 590
    2488.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270
    2304.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 590
    9740
  • Radeon R9 270
    7820

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 590
    47
  • Radeon R9 270
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 590
    62
  • Radeon R9 270
    43

FPS (higher is better)