Today we review the new VTX3D R9 270X X Edition, the second 270X we have reviewed since the launch in November. Should you be shortlisting this card for a new system build early in the New Year?
The card we are reviewing today is a new dual fan version of VTX3D’s previous single fan 270X X-Edition with red cooler. To confuse the issue, VTX3D have not changed the name at all, or the box artwork. If you are going to buy this card online, we do recommend you check the version you are getting.
The VTX3D R9 270X X Edition isn’t as highly overclocked as the Sapphire R9 270X Toxic Edition OC that we reviewed several weeks ago. The VTX3D R9 270X X Edition has the core clocked at 1080mhz, the Sapphire Toxic version is 1,150mhz. Memory on the VTX3D R9 270X X Edition is clocked at 1,400mhz (5.6gbps effective). The Sapphire Toxic Edition was overclocked higher to 1,500mhz (6Gbps effective).