AMD R9 270X Review
Batman Arkham City
For the first time in a long while we have a card that doesn't quite hit the 60FPS mark in the 1920x1080 testing. We know that Arkham City prefers the nVidia cards because of the PhysX, and that explains our slight performance drop here. The 270X clearly starts to run out of puff once you increase the resolution to 2560x1440, but this isn't the card for such extreme resolutions and doesn't pretend to be.
Normally with a midrange card we don't bother with our higher resolution testing because graphics cards as this price point aren't intended for 27" monitors. However the 270X manages to maintain a playable frame rate in BioShock Infinite, which is a surprise. Of course it's not the smoothest experience around, but a match for the consoles. At the more regular 1920x1080 it nearly gives us the magical 60FPS, and certainly is smooth and playable even with a Handyman right in your face.