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PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 270X 2GBD5-PPDHE Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The PCS+ AXR9 270X 2GBD5-PPDHE Radeon R9 270X delivers competitive performance and great value, perfect for those seeking 1080p gameplay at maximum settings. It's based on the highly acclaimed AMD 28nm GCN architecture and boasts DirectX 11.2 support, giving you the power to drive today’s hottest games — and tomorrow’s. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies is included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

  • newegg Microsoft DirextX 11.2 Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting, and lifelike imagery.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. (Application support is required.)
  • newegg AMD Eyefinty Technology Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Accelerator creates a “co-processing” environment, in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon Graphics processor works together with the system central processor to accelerate enabled applications.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies. Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitors, TV, or projector.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • james B.
  • 4/10/2014 11:03:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive card

Pros: worked right out of the package, just like it is supposed to.
going into a new AMD build no need to tweek as it comes overclocked from factory. first ever PowerColer video card thank you to all others who left reviews.
recommended

Cons: none about the card, wish powercoler had a software suite for temps and such

Other Thoughts: eventually will be getting another to Crossfire

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  • Richard B.
  • 4/3/2014 5:41:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: It ran all my games as i expected it to. 60+ FPS Guildwars 2 all highest, AC 3 all highest no issues, Farcry 3 All highest no issues, Titanfall all highest no issues, BF 4 all highest no issues. First time in 3 years all 117 of my games can be played on All Highest settings. I was quite pleased

Cons: Defective on the first go. Tried for a month to trouble shoot it blaming drivers, or other hardware in the machine, or windows. This was not the case. Monitors basically do not detect a signal on system boot or wake up for no apparent reason. Swapped out to a different card (my old 5750) and it seems to be fine. Sent the card back to the manufacturer.

Other Thoughts: This would've been the perfect card if it hadn't had me wracking my brains over the issues for a whole a month trying to figure out why my monitors would not detect a signal causing me extra work.

When i get a good card that works as it should I'll update my rating if I can. That being said it's not a bad card. It's just that my card had some problem. though till i can try a new one from the manufacturer i can't really recommend the card.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

This is Raymond from PowerColor. We apologize for the issue with the card, we will be investigating the card once we get it. Please email me the RMA number and I will look into. Raymond.Hsu@powercolor.com

Best Regards,
Raymond

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  • Bradley H.
  • 3/17/2014 3:42:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood cards

Pros: Solid cards
Backplate is very nice
Feel very solid in construction.
Relatively quiet fans

Cons: Can't seem to get these OC'd at all without experiencing some Bsod or driver crashes. Even very minor OCing causes these issues. Problem not replicated at clock speeds.

Other Thoughts: Not a bad card at all for the price, runs just fine at base clocks as long as not attempted to OC.

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  • james H.
  • 1/31/2014 8:33:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: right off the bat it was easy to install and very lil stuff in the box but that is ok i think the color scheme is cool for the card because i am running a amd build and it goes with and everything now with the games amazing i can run so much of all my games that I play on max settings and more features not to bad i am not going to overclock the card until i get a second one and I find this for sale here on newegg for 190 so I figure hey let me jump on this deal and it was worth all my hard earn money and my rig is

case Thermaltake Overseer RX-I ATX Full Tower Computer Case

cpu AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz

motherboard ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD

ram Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

power supplies APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V

graphic card PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 270X

I am very proud of this build this my first real complete amd build of have ever done I would luv to send a personal big thank you for the stuff Paul Joann Aj and thank you I luv you guys I learn some much from yall over at newegg

Cons: none I can find or think of other then the card kinda runs on the hot side but what card doesn't at first but my air is great so I don't really have that problem lol

Other Thoughts: all and all it is good for the price it is very great wish you get battlefield 4 with it but it is cool but it is a very great card if you are on a budget and also that i have dealt with powercolor in the past before there product is not that bad it is tight but I use my computer for business and personalize I do a lot of video rendering graphic design web site designing and plus other but it is great for the buck thank you guys have a nice new years

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  • Jade G.
  • 1/28/2014 12:13:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap knockoff, spend $20 more and get a decent brand

Pros: Since I hit my order limit on the good cards (Gigabyte and Sapphire) I was able to buy these cheap cards.

They came with a free "$60" gift (can be bought for $20)...

To their credit, the cards look really meaty and sturdy and also had a back plate to disperse heat.

Cons: Horrible cooling system, cards run much hotter than all other cards. The Gigabyte windforce have 3 fans and can sit at 60% fan speed while maintaining a great temperature. These PowerColor's have to run at 100% just to get CLOSE to their proper temperature.

Cards constantly cause weird issues and crashing, I have 10 other cards and none of them have had a single issue, all of them are R9 270x.

Both rigs running PowerColor's have been awful.

One card came with a bent pin, causing the PCI plug not to go in. I had to carefully bend the pin back so that the plug could go in... This was a factory defect, and not really acceptable IMO.

Other Thoughts: Thank goodness for New Egg's return support. I ordered 4 new GB Windforce cards and will be RMA'ing these PowerColor's back to where they came from.

I don't even feel bad sending back the $60 gift, these cards are THAT BAD.

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  • James F.
  • 1/21/2014 7:31:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap and a Good Performer

Pros: * Cheaper than Nvidia for similar performance (close to GTX760)
* Got it on sale
* Runs BF4 on High at 60 FPS+

Cons: * None so far, runs really well

Other Thoughts: I got BF4 and tried to run it on my 3.5 year old rig. I could run it alright on Low settings, but any higher was less than 10 FPS. It was okay for a while, but would occasionally stutter down in FPS in some heavier fights. So I started researching a card that could stretch the life of my system.

Originally I wanted to stay with an nvidia card, but kept seeing the new R9 cards running so close and cheaper than the nvidia cards.
The 270X was running neck and neck with the GTX760 and was a good $50-70 cheaper. Eventually that sealed it.

If you're looking for a good midrange card that can run all the modern games well, this is a great choice.

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  • ISAAC Z.
  • 1/20/2014 11:26:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspowercolor pcs+

Pros: This is a great graphics card i can max out sniper ghost warrior 2 and dirt showdown. planetside 2 runs on all high settings while maintaining 60 fps and 30fps on heavy battles.i have yet to test bf4 i love this graphics card. it will handle everything you throw at it. i reccomend this to every one looking for a mid range card.

Cons: this is a horrible overclocker i overclocked thhe core clock a little an i quickly got a blue screen .and for some reason when i first used it i would only get a green flashing screen after connecting a dvi cable to it it worked then i had to set i to hdmi . but for some reason every once in a while it will do this again when it start up but then quickly switches back to hdmi and starts to work. i think i will just start using the dvi cable to for the display

Other Thoughts: ok i hate microsoft .so the day i installed my gpu i downloaded the beta drivers. i started experiancing flickering of the display it was very aggravating after a little research i found out it was the beta drivers i quickly install the other functional drivers. it was running fine after that but. ever since i had installed my gpu the display did not fit in my monitor. after some more research i realised that this is fixable with the catylist control centeri thought ok easy fix after about an hour trying to open up the catylist control center it wouldent workafter 2 days of trying to figure this out i was very impatiant and angry but some more research i saw that removing the MICROSOFT c++ software would fix the problem. but basicly microsoft uploaded a software to all are computers making the catylist control centerc not usable. so its not amd,s fault its MICROSOFTS fault

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  • Gregory F.
  • 1/19/2014 2:58:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig Value for an X

Pros: Factory OC'd even the memory is strong right Out of the Box. Run cool for the OC due to a straightforward, but super efficient cooler while the fans are not heard or what I consider loud. Nice sturdy construction with stamp metal fan shroud, and super they provide it with the backing plate. It really exudes high quality touch and feel that I hasn't seen for a card of the class. Got a good price before they went stratosphere stupid!

Cons: None

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  • Ivan L.
  • 1/19/2014 2:30:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBon rapport qualité prix

Pros: Facile a installer, bon prix, rapide silencieuse et ne chauffe pas.
Fonctionne du premier coup en EYEFINITY.
BF3, Sniper2, CS-GO, Hawx2 roulent a merveille a trois moniteurs
Je la recommande.

Cons: rien

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  • Luke B.
  • 1/15/2014 10:17:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card (especially for the price!)

Pros: I can't believe how cool this card runs.

I get 101 fps with Cinebench software, and the temp doesn't seem to ever go above 65 C.

Cons: I haven't really found any yet.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because it was still in the R9 family, but not as expensive as the 280 and 290. The performance has really impressed me so far. I can't imagine what a 280 or 290 might be able to do.

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