Radeon R6 Graphics IGP vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 17 Sep 2014
Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 270X


Reasons to consider Radeon R6 Graphics IGP

165 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 270X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270X

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Mantle
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon R9 270X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 270X

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon R6 Graphics IGPRadeon R9 270X
GPU NameSpectre ()vsCuracao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size245 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors2,410 millionvs2,800 million
Compute Units4vs20
Core clock758 MHzvs1000 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon R6 Graphics IGPRadeon R9 270X
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR5
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon R6 Graphics IGPRadeon R9 270X
TDP15 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date17 Sep 2014vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
    3.03 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
    12.10 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon R6 Graphics IGP
    388.10 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270X
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better