AMD Radeon R9 270 Graphics Card Review
Today, AMD pulls back the curtain on the R9 270, which extends the R9 family down to the $179 price point. This is the family’s most affordable member, and it’s also the least power-hungry. It gets by with a single six-pin PCI Express power connector with a “typical board power” of only 150W, by AMD’s count.
The R9 270 will face off against Nvidia’s fastest sub-$200 card, the GeForce GTX 660. Nvidia slashed the GTX 660’s price to $179 last month, although today, a Newegg search shows the card selling for $190 before mail-in rebates. AMD, then, has an opportunity to undercut Nvidia with a newer product. But will the R9 270 be better? … at TechReport