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AMD R9 270 Mining GPU

Based on shared data, this is the second overall best mining GPU and currently offers the third best kH/$ and best kH/W ratio. View offers. View benchmarks.

445 kH/s 1

140 W 1


Top 5 In-Stock AMD R9 270 Offers

GPU Price In Stock Site Check it out
Gigabyte R9 270 GDDR5-2GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC Graphics Card (GV-R927OC-2GD) $95.00 Yes! Amazon Check it out
PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 270 2GBD5-TDHE/OC Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card $109.99 Yes! NewEgg Check it out
ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 Graphics Cards $113.95 Yes! Amazon Check it out
MSI Computer Corp. Video Graphics Card R9 270 GAMING 2G $119.00 Yes! Amazon Check it out
Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X with Boost and OC Version PCI-Express Graphics Cards 11220-00-20G $124.99 Yes! Amazon Check it out
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What currencies can I mine with an AMD R9 270?

Short Answer:
You can mine or exchange for absolutely any cryptocurrency.

Long Answer:
There are two types of cryptocurrencies, based on two underlying algorithms. Scrypt and SHA-256.

GPU's and the AMD R9 270 are best at mining for Scrypt-based cryptocurrencies, so you should mine directly for Litecoin (LTC), Fastcoin (FST), Dogecoin (DOGE) -- or one of a ton of the profitable-to-mine altcoins such as Lottocoin (LOTO), Globalcoin (GLC), Tagcoin (TAG), Luckycoin (LKY), Diamond Coin (DMD), Galaxy Coin (GLX), Stablecoin (SBC), Worldcoin (WDC), CHNCoin (CNC), Goldcoin (GLD), Digitalcoin (DGC), Anoncoin (ANC), BBQCoin (BQC), Bottlecaps (CAP), Phoenixcoin (PXC), Neocoin (NEC), Grandcoin (GDC), Netcoin (NET), Megacoin (MEC), Emerald (EMD), Cosmocoin (CMC), Mincoin (MNC), Franko (FRK), Feathercoin (FTC), Casinocoin (CSC), Bitbar (BTB), HoboNickels (HBN), Mooncoin (MOON), Novacoin (NVC), Litecoin (LTC), Catcoin (CAT), Philosopherstone (PHS), Noirbits (NRB), Cinnamoncoin (CIN), CryptogenicBullion (CGB), Alphacoin (ALF), Earthcoin (EAC), Spots (SPT), and ExtremeCoin (EXC).

GPU's and the AMD R9 270 can also mine SHA-256 based coins, such as Bitcoin (BTC) (the most famous), Peercoin (PPC), and Namecoin (NMC); however, it's usually not profitable to do so. The reason is that you'll have higher electricity costs than everyone else and won't be able to make a profit. Unless you don't pay for your own electricity - then you can still make a profit! You'll still be heavily outgunned if you're mining SHA-256 currencies with only a GPU though.

Thus, if you do want to mine Bitcoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, Terracoin, or other SHA-256 based cryptocurrencies, you should use an ASIC Miner. These types of miners don't use a graphics card. Instead, they use a specially-designed circuit. They're far more power efficient. And also offer you far more bang for your buck. For example, this rig mines at between 30 and 38 Gh/sec -- well beyond the maximum hash rate you will see from any GPU currently on the market -- yet at a comparable price.

I personally mine scrypt-based currencies (quite often Dogecoin) using GPU's only. Then I convert my Dogecoin into Bitcoin if I want Bitcoin.

How much money can you make with an AMD R9 270?

The sky is the limit, subject only to how much you pay for electricity and your cash on hand. A huge number of currencies can be mined profitably right now. So the more GPU's you buy, the more you can make each day.

How do I get started mining with an AMD R9 270?

This is the best article I found. It's also how I built my first mining rig. The Litecoinmining Subreddit is also a great place to check out regularly.

Mining Speed Benchmark

* More is better

Mining Power Use Comparison

* Less is better

Mining Efficiency Comparison (Hashrate / Power)

* Higher is better

Mining Value (Hashrate / Price)

* Higher is better

AMD R9 270 Mining Specifications

  R9 290X R9 290 R9 280X R9 270X R9 270
GPU Architecture 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
API Support DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3 DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3 DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3 DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3 DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3
PCE Express® Version 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
AMD PowerTune Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4K Resolution Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DDMA Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI (With 4K, Stereo 3D, Deep Color & x.v.Color™) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TrueAudio Technology Yes Yes No No No
AMD Eyefinity Technology (Maximum displays) 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub
Video Codec Engine (VCE) (with H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GPU Clock Speed Up to 1GHz Up to 947MHz Up to 1GHz Up to 1.05GHz Up to 925MHz
Memory Bandwidth Up to 320 GB/s Up to 320 GB/s Up to 288 GB/s Up to 179.2 GBP/s Up to 179.2 GBP/s
Memory Amount Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 3GB GDDR5 Up to 4GB GDDR5 Up to 2GB GDDR5
Stream Processing Units Up to 2816 Up to 2560 Up to 2048 Up to 1280 Up to 1280
Required Power Supply Connectors 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin 2 x 6-pin 1 x 6-pin
AMD CrossFire® Support (Maximum number of GPUs and CrossFire Bridge Interconnect required) 4, no 4, no 4, yes 2, yes 2, yes
Form Factor Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot Full height, dual slot

What are some other video cards I can mine with?

Nvidia GTX 750 Ti AMD R7 265 AMD R9 270 AMD Radeon HD 7850 AMD Radeon HD 7950 AMD R9 290 AMD R9 280X AMD Radeon HD 7790 AMD Radeon HD 7970 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 270X AMD Radeon HD 7870 AMD Radeon HD 7770

Donations

DOGE
DPdXPDbGEuzvMTTBat5KusfRqCTV7PQVUW
BTC
1LPivydndYiwpCS3TxHENR42xJ9iDhvEmx
LTC
LetEzA8WY7Gh69nZSvKteDYVmnsGHag1nb

Thank You!

References

  1. Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison after processing to extract most reliable kH/W energy efficiency figures.
  2. Reddit
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