Radeon_R9_285_MSI_Gaming_2GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition run games
13 Aug 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 268 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 20 getting 93FPS with the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition, Ghost Recon Breakpoint getting 18FPS and Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip getting 19frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a good series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 159 FPS, Medium: 133 FPS, High: 97 FPS and Ultra: 71 FPS. Next we looked at Ghost Recon Breakpoint which was weak with a 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 14. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 918 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 119% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 718 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 60% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is released on the 02 Sep 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
109 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
973 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 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 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 973MHz, instead of 918MHz, the Memory Clock was left untouched.


Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 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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Radeon R9 285 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 7% 62%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 26%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
The Outer Worlds 53% 35%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 65% 52%
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what card would you recommend upgrading to from mine with a budget of under £250? cheers in advance :)

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oh yeah no worries, the 390 is my new card haha only got it a few weeks ago :)

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