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AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 141 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from FIFA 22 with 58 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Resident Evil 8 which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Days Gone which we saw getting a weak 19 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested FIFA 22 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 117 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. Next we have Resident Evil 8 running on Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Days Gone gets L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 76% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 726 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 305 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 41% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition was released on 01 Sep 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
108 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$270
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
1400MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
965 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
14
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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 285 2GB.

Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition includes a Dual-X Cooling Solution and comes overclocked out of the box. Whereas the Central Unit now runs at 965MHz, instead of 918MHz, the Memory Clock operates at 1400MHz, instead of 1375MHz.

Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is overall 3% faster than the reference AMD Radeon R9 285. Therefore, it is faster than GeForce GTX 670.

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