Radeon R9 285 2GB Game Requirement Analysis
Radeon R9 285 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture. It surpassed previous Radeon R9 280, cost less and was also much more energy efficient. Read below to know more.
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.
It equips a GPU codenamed Tonga PRO which is essentially a cut-down version of the Tahiti PRO GPU previously used on Radeon HD 7950. It offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 918MHz and has no Boost, while the memory clock operates at 1375MHz.
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, TrueAudio, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan. The Card is known to run relatively cool.
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.
The release price of $249 is lower than of its predecessor - Radeon R9 280 which was launched for $279.
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1080p (1920x1080) Radeon R9 285 2GB is almost as fast as GeForce GTX 670 and surpasses GeForce GTX 760 considerably.
We recommend a decent Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 285 2GB.