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 2024. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 132 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 716 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 300 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 41% better performance.