I regret to inform that the R9 270X I purchased locally has ceased to function properly. The card, while somewhat functional, has begun to artifact. Not being too fond of the red bars across my display, I decided to pick up a RX 470 online. Five days later, and here's the card!
This new card is specifically a Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB unit. I have to say, I really do appreciate the physical LED controller on this model. Software can be updated in a way contrary to my liking, but no one is taking away my palpable button.