Synthetic benchmarks aren’t a good way to find out how well your card will perform in game. But they are a good way to compare different cards against each other because their results are consistent. Because of that I put the Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce through our test suite to see how it compares to cards that are both above and below its price range. The end result shows the Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce coming in just above the non GHz Edition of the HD 7870 and almost spot on for the GTX 760 in the new 3DMark Fire Strike. The same goes for the 3DMark 11 results, with it beating the GTX 760 in the performance setting but dropping down some in the extreme setting due to the cards smaller memory bus. All in all I found the results to be encouraging compared to the GTX 760 especially.