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AMD Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 162 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Resident Evil 8 with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we predict will get a weak 0 FPS.

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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition ran Resident Evil 8 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 Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Dying Light 2, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 71% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 312 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 41% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition was released on 02 Sep 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 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
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
973 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 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
1.6
Approved

Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 285 2GB, created by Gigabyte. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 973MHz, instead of 918MHz while the Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference AMD Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.

Cooling Solution
The reference AMD Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Power Consumption
Gigabyte doesn't point out a Rated Board TDP. We can assume there were no significant changes. It is recommended to have a system with a 500W PSU with 2 available 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
Not Available.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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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