Radeon_R9_285_2GB
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB

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9
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How well can the Radeon R9 285 2GB run games
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 2GB in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 285 2GB is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 285 2GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 285 2GB then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB as this is better than 725 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 81% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 2GB would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 304 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 45% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 2GB was released on 02 Sep 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 2GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
103 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$249
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1375MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
918 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
9
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Radeon R9 285 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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.

Architecture
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.

GPU
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.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, TrueAudio, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan. The Card is known to run relatively cool.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
The release price of $249 is lower than of its predecessor - Radeon R9 280 which was launched for $279.

Performance
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.

System Suggestions
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.

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