R9 285 with i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 285 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between R9 285 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 285 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 285 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 R9 285 with i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon R9 285
Price $ 380.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 70C
Max Fan Noise 48.3dB
Recommended Power Supply 540W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 42.2 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 30.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance 17.1 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.2
4K Cost Per Frame $ 14.6
Series R9 285
Variant AMD Radeon R9 285
Overall Combination Score 57/100 Acceptable

The R9 295X2 might be the extreme flagship of the latest GCN 3.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the R9 285 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 249. AMD ’s xx85 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 3.0 graphics card inside the R9 285, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
53.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
41.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
37.2 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
37.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
35.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
32.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
30.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
29.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 $ 159
28.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R7 370 $ 149
25.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
23.4 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
23.0 FPS

The R9 285 sits between the GTX 670 and the GTX 760, falling slower than GTX 670 by 9.4% and faster than GTX 760 by 1.6%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 960, the R9 285 is much slower.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
48.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
43.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
43.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
43.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
39.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R7 370 $ 149
37.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 $ 159
34.0 FPS
2011 AMD Radeon HD 7970 $ 549
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
31.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
31.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
30.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti $ 149
30.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
27.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
26.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
23.0 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7850 $ 249
21.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
20.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
13.5 FPS

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
36.0
2019 Anthem
20
23.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
30
34.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
47.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18
21.0
2019 World War Z
43
48.0
2019 Gears of War 5
27
30.5
2019 F1 2019
34
38.3
2019 GreedFall
31
34.5
2019 Borderlands 3
21
24.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
28
32.0
2018 Fallout 76
32
36.0
2018 Hitman 2
25
28.0
2018 Just Cause 4
27
30.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
32.6
2018 Strange Brigade
44
49.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
48.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
31.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37
41.9
2017 For Honor
50
55.9
2017 Project CARS 2
35
39.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
48.0
2016 Overwatch
44
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
26
28.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
35.7
2015 Total War: Attila
28
32.1
2015 Rocket League
146
163.1
2015 Need For Speed
40
45.2
2015 Project CARS
38
43.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
71
79.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
66
74.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
46
52.0
2014 Far Cry 4
43
48.5
2014 GRID Autosport
62
69.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
42
46.8
2014 The Talos Principle
54
60.3
2013 Crysis 3
36
40.6
2013 Battlefield 4
41
45.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
111.8
2009 League of Legends
188
209.7

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
26.8
2019 Anthem
14
18.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
21
26.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
25
31.7
2019 Metro Exodus
13
16.3
2019 World War Z
28
35.0
2019 Gears of War 5
17
22.1
2019 F1 2019
21
27.1
2019 GreedFall
19
24.9
2019 Borderlands 3
13
17.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
27.0
2018 Hitman 2
14
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
17
22.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
22.8
2018 Strange Brigade
27
34.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
37.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
20.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24
30.3
2017 For Honor
26
32.6
2017 Project CARS 2
22
28.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
34
43.3
2016 Overwatch
26
33.6
2016 Dishonored 2
19
24.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
21.3
2015 Total War: Attila
17
21.3
2015 Rocket League
55
69.9
2015 Need For Speed
28
35.0
2015 Project CARS
26
33.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
41
51.3
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
44
55.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
27
34.3
2014 Far Cry 4
27
34.6
2014 GRID Autosport
40
50.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
25
32.0
2014 The Talos Principle
34
42.9
2013 Crysis 3
27
34.7
2013 Battlefield 4
23
29.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
74
93.2
2009 League of Legends
93
116.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
16.0
2019 Anthem
7
10.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
9
14.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
15.6
2019 Metro Exodus
7
10.3
2019 World War Z
14
20.2
2019 Gears of War 5
9
14.0
2019 F1 2019
12
17.2
2019 GreedFall
7
10.3
2019 Borderlands 3
6
8.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
12
18.0
2018 Hitman 2
7
11.0
2018 Just Cause 4
8
11.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
11.0
2018 Strange Brigade
13
18.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
7
11.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
21.0
2017 For Honor
11
16.3
2017 Project CARS 2
16
23.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
36.3
2016 Overwatch
12
17.5
2016 Dishonored 2
13
19.6
2015 Rocket League
22
32.6
2015 Need For Speed
16
23.3
2015 Project CARS
16
23.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
23.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
58
83.9
2009 League of Legends
32
46.6
R9 285 with i7-4770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 285 Specifications

R9 285 Board Design

Board NumberC766
Length8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP190 W

R9 285 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock918 MHz
Memory Clock1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

R9 285 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price249 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateSep 2nd, 2014

R9 285 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

R9 285 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 3.0
Die Size366 mm²
GPU NameTonga
GPU VariantTonga PRO (215-0851128)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,000 million

R9 285 Memory

Bandwidth176.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 285 Render Config

Compute Units28
ROPs32
Shading Units1792
TMUs112

R9 285 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance3,290 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance3,290 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance205.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate29.38 GPixel/s
Texture Rate102.8 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD's 9 Radeon R9 285 delivers modern features (such as support for TrueAudio and FreeSync) found on other AMD cards, and performance that edges out Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.
AMD's 9 Radeon R9 285 delivers modern features (such as support for TrueAudio and FreeSync) found on other AMD cards, and performance that edges out Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.
Having said that, the Radeon R9 285 is a wonderful option at 0 and probably represents the best product a gamer can buy for that price, just as the Radeon R9 280 did.
AMD’s reference specifications call for up to a 918MHz engine clock for the Radeon R9 285 with 1375MHz memory (5.5 Gbps effective). The specifications list 2GB of on-board memory, but 4GB ...
The R9 285 starts slightly behind the GTX 760 in Battlefield 4 and the R9 280 is also ahead by a few fps. The new card also only manages to be 1fps faster than the R9 270X at both resolutions tested.
AMD Radeon R9 285: Other Benchmarks Fire Strike is 3D Mark’s toughest graphics benchmark, and in this test the R9 285 scored 6,744 points. That’s better than the 5,905 scored by the R9 280 ...
The Radeon R9 285 is indeed a new piece of silicon, code-named "Tonga." What's newest about it: It brings with it the features of other recent AMD cards, such as TrueAudio and support for multi ...
Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new 9 midrange enthusiast card ...
The R9 280 debuted with an MSRP of 9 and this is the exact price point that the R9 285 is arriving at, placing it directly between the R9 270X (0) and R9 280X (0). Given their similar ...
On paper, the new Tonga-based R9 285 looks to be slightly slower than the R9 280 it is intended to replace, but there's more than meets the eye. When we first heard about the new Radeon R9 285 ...
AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: Feat. Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC ... Power, Temperature, & Noise. As always, last but not least is our look at power, temperature, and noise. Next to price and performance ...
AMD Radeon R9 285: Under the Hood. The R9 285 is the only card to currently use the Tonga core. It’s a mid-range core, but it shares a crucial part of its architecture with AMD’s high-end 290 ...

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