The AMD Radeon R9 270X & R9 270 Review: Feat. Asus & HISby Ryan Smith on November 13, 2013 12:01 AM EST
The final game in our benchmark suite is also our racing entry, Codemasters’ GRID 2. Codemasters continues to set the bar for graphical fidelity in racing games, and with GRID 2 they’ve gone back to racing on the pavement, bringing to life cities and highways alike. Based on their in-house EGO engine, GRID 2 includes a DirectCompute based advanced lighting system in its highest quality settings, which incurs a significant performance penalty but does a good job of emulating more realistic lighting within the game world.
Our last game once again sees the 270 series doing well for itself. The 270X won’t be catching up to the GTX 760 here, but for sub-$200 cards it easily holds the top spot. Meanwhile for the 270 it once more easily beats the GTX 660, this time by 16%. At the same time the 270 series holds the notable distinction of being able to maintain 60fps here when GTX 660 cannot.