The last card on test is another from the substantial Asus range. Its full title is the R9 270X DirectCU II TOP, and it's worth every syllable.
The R9 270X is a performance card launched by AMD late in 2013. Since then, the prices have dropped significantly, and the manufacturers have tinkered with its abilities to hone it into a finely tuned piece of technology.
It's based on the Curacao XT variant GPU, with a core clock speed of 1050MHz and a GPU boost clock speed of a rather impressive 1120MHz, which is about 7% faster than the standard R9 270X. Furthermore, the 2GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1400MHz with a memory bandwidth of 179GB/S.