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AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 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.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 200 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is running Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Diablo 4 which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game researched was Diablo 4 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Cyberpunk 2077, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition PC gaming is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition 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 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 118% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 895 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 684 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 63% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is released on 02 Sep 2014

Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
104 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
928 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
None
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 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


This edition has been modified for small form factor PC Systems, by featuring a smaller PCB and comes overclocked out of the box. Whereas the Central Unit now runs at 928MHz, instead of 918MHz, the Memory Clock was left untouched.


Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is overall only 1% faster than the reference AMD Radeon R9 285. Therefore, GeForce GTX 670 is still faster.


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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
73%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 6% 66%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 127%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10% 66%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 127%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 127%
Borderlands 3 7% 75%
FIFA 20 36% 12%
Death Stranding 2% 127%
Need For Speed Heat 7% 66%
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