I don’t know about you, but I hear about it all the time. That friend who went on vacation and got upgraded to a really nice suite instead of their basic hotel room because they didn’t have enough room. Or maybe they were that passenger on the plane who got bumped up to first class because the airline happened to sell their seat out from under them and had a seat in first class available. I think that many of us dream of being that person, especially when you are going on vacation. That would be what any of us would call starting out a vacation on the right foot.

Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X 2GB


So can I get an upgrade? I certainly have never been one to get free upgrades at hotels or airports, but I have been known to upgrade a few electronic components. One thing for sure is I don’t usually jump right out at the most expensive item. Maybe a lower priced item will do the job just fine, or maybe I can buy two of them for the same price as a higher end model. GPUs are definitely one of those items where I like to shop around and usually end up going for the higher mainstream model. The Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X edition is a great example of one of these types of GPUs.

Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X 2GB Video Card


The Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X edition graphics card is an excellent factory overclocked GPU targeted at mainstream gamers. The Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X offers gamers the ability to play modern games at very high to ultra settings without having to shell out a month’s salary. If you are looking for even more power, though, CrossFireX is supported and two cards can be linked together. The Dual-X edition features a two fan custom cooling solution, with a large aluminum heatsink, and copper heatpipes. What this offers is a very quiet and efficient cooling solution to allow the card to be factory overclocked. The R9 270 Dual-X has a total of 1280 stream processors and is built on the 28nm GCN architecture, with support for AMD Powertune and App Acceleration. The core clock speed is set at 920MHz with a boost of 945MHz along with a memory clock of 1400MHz, 5600MHz effective speed. The 2048MB of GDDR5 memory is on a 256-bit bus for fast transfer speeds and the card has support for up to three displays.