Radeon RX 550 vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon RX 550
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 550
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 270X

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 550

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 550 Radeon R9 270X
GPU Name Polaris 12 (Baffin XT) vs Curacao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 0 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors unknown vs 2,800 million
Shaders 640 vs 1280
Compute Units 10 vs 20
Core clock 1125 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 40 vs 80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 550 Radeon R9 270X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs 1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 550 Radeon R9 270X
TDP 0 watts vs 180 watts
Release Date 1 Apr 2017 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 550
    20.83 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 550
    52.10 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 550
    112.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 550
    1666.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270X
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better