Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X WindForce OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

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Gigabyte R9 270X WF OC (9)

Another day and another graphics card review. We are again covering the AMD R9 270X after having already reviewed the AMD reference card which you can see here and the ASUS Direct CU II TOP version which you can see here. The next in line for review is a variant from Gigabyte and more specifically the Gigabyte R9 270X WindForce OC 2GB graphics card. This uses Gigabyte’s acclaimed WindForce cooling solution with a trio of 75mm fans and an array of copper heat pipes. It also packs a modest 50MHz core overclock out of the box to give you an extra boost in performance. In true Gigabyte fashion they are also going to be targeting a particularly aggressive price point with this card – offering one of the cheapest R9 270X graphics cards on the market and with a custom cooler and factory overclock! The main selling point for Gigabyte is the use of their “Ultra Durable VGA Board” package which essentially means better quality components such as a double inner layer copper PCB, reduced voltage ripple and reduced circuit impedance for a better and more stable GPU.


The version we received from Gigabyte was a press sample so came in a plain Gigabyte box.

Gigabyte R9 270X WF OC (1)

Inside the box was just the card and nothing else, a retail version would of course have an accessory bundle.

Gigabyte R9 270X WF OC (2)

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5 Responses to “Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X WindForce OC 2GB Graphics Card Review”
  1. Skidmarks says:

    Gigabyte’s Windforce 3X cooler is a really great cooler (probably the best around as a factory fitment) especially if you whip it off and replace the factory applied glop with a quality, well applied TIM. As stated in the article, it can become a little noisy under load and I use a really aggressive cooling profile which I can afford to do since I always game with well sealed circumaural quality headphones so I never hear the fans spooling up. During normal use they’re all but silent.

  2. Umar Farooq says:

    are these temp readings for real…?

    i mean 4.8 degress seriously?

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