Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB DDR5 OC With Boost Graphics Card

If you want you 1080p gameplay at the absolute maximum settings, have a look at the new award-winning 256-bit Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB DDR5 OC with Boost graphics card. It is powered by AMD’s new R9 GCN (Graphic Core Next) architecture and features AMD’s revolutionary MANTLE software technology.

The Sapphire Radeon R9 270X runs on the same 28nm Pitcarin GPU as the Radeon HD 7870 but with the core clock speed increased to 1050MHz and the memory clock speed increased to 1400MHz. The video memory is an impressive 5800MHz Effective. The good news, considering the features and performance, is the price of R3 129. This is awesome value for money.

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

The reviews

Reviews are unanimous that this card is pure value for money.

Benchmark Reviews gave it a proper run and concluded

The Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X 2G graphics card runs very cool under full load, and seems ideal for standalone desktop installation for mainstream gaming. Multi-card CrossFire sets are also entirely possible, so long as the enclosure is large enough to fit two dual-slot cards and offers above-average case ventilation. For (the price) you’re getting plenty of bang for the buck from a video card that competes with much more expensive products, and still has room for additional overclocking performance.

PureOverClock also has an indepth review, awarding it the highest honour  –

When it comes to Price, Performance, Features, Style and Value, all of these are in place with the Vapor-X R9 270x, proving Sapphire has the follow-through. This excellence is why we are honoring the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 270x with the Pureoverclock Editors Choice Award.

If you google for reviews on the card, you’ll notice praise for Sapphire’s Vapor-X cooling technology. As Sapphire explains –

SAPPHIRE’s innovative Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter.  A Vapor-X product means a virtually silent gaming experience and more headroom to explore performance tweaking !

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X 2GB DDR5 OC with Boost specifications:

Display Support 4 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support
Output 1 x HDMI (with 3D)
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Dual-Link DVI-D
1 x Dual-Link DVI-I
GPU 1050/Boost:1100 MHz Core Clock
28 nm Chip
1280 x Stream Processors
Video Memory 2048 MB Size
256 -bit GDDR5
5800 MHz Effective
Dimension 264(L) x 103(W) x 35(H) mm.
2 x slot
Software Driver CD
Accessory CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect Cable
DVI to VGA Adapter
6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable x 2
HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable(Full Retail SKU only)


MANTLE technology is awesome. In this video, AMD explains MANTLE –

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Date: 29 Nov 2013