Radeon_R9_285_2GB
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB

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2.7
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How well can the Radeon R9 285 2GB run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 2GB graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. 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 upgrade time for the Radeon R9 285 2GB, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 285 2GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 2GB would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 866 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 124% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 76% better and can meet 707 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 2GB is released on 02 Sep 2014

Radeon R9 285 2GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$249.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 285 2GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
63%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Valorant 94% 84%
Maneater 42% 44%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 19% 2%
Doom Eternal 70% 70%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 35% 61%
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