Radeon_R9_285_Sapphire_ITX_Compact_OC_2GB_Edition
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
AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 146 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition shows us that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Far Cry 6 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 24 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Far Cry 6 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Star Citizen which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And another popular game was Battlefield 2042 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

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? 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 74% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 44% more powerful and can run 312 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition was released on 02 Sep 2014
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
1.4
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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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