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Sapphire R9 270X 4 GB DDR5 vs Asus R9 270X 2 GB DDR5

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64

    Sapphire R9 270X 4 GB DDR5 vs Asus R9 270X 2 GB DDR5

    Hi guys,

    I am planning to get a new graphics card. These are the two cards that I am looking at -
    Asus AMD/ATI R9 270X Direct CUII 2GB GDDR5 and Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R9 270X with Boost OC 4 GB DDR5

    I am inclined to choose Asus, but the Sapphire card comes with 4 GB memory as compared to 2 GB of Asus. Which one should be a better option for gaming? The price of the cards are more or less same, so that's not a problem.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    There is almost no difference between the two GPUs, only 2%
    AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition compare AMD Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2GB Edition GPU
    So either one is good, just make sure you have a good processor because of bottleneck.
    Also if you're getting an AMD graphics card keep in mind that they get high temperatures and you need to have a cooling system.
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    Go for the one with 4GB. A larger frame buffer makes a big difference for high-res and multi-monitor configurations.
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    If you are shooting for GTA V or similar new games, 4 GB of VRAM is imperative for higher games settings.
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    I would recommend buying the 4 GB one. Modern games are badly optimized and consumes VRAM like a hungry beggar. One particular example is recently launched "GTA 5". Even 4 GB VRAM is not enough for that ( if you push it to the limits ).
    Last edited by Anshad Edavana; 18 Apr 2015 at 14:17.
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