The R9 270X has a similar styling as the R9 280X but with a shorter length. Its price point is also $100 less as well and AMD places it up against the GTX 660 from Nvidia. Specs wise this is also a refresh. This time of the HD 7870 GHz edition but with a little boost in clock speed, giving it a little higher compute performance. From the numbers AMD provided, it looks to pull ahead of its Nvidia competition considerably in Battlefield 3, I can’t wait to put it to the test as well.