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

For the most part, the R9 285 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. 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.

AMD Radeon R9 285
Price $ 249 5/5 Excellent
Year 2014 3/5 Good
Series R9 285
Maximum Recorded Temperature 70C 4/5 Very Good
Max Fan Noise 48dB 3/5 Good
Recommended Power Supply 540W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 46 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 33 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 16 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 2 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
36 FPS
2018
32 FPS
2018
28 FPS
2017
32 FPS
2017
48 FPS
2016
49 FPS
2015
36 FPS
2015
32 FPS
2014
74 FPS
2014
52 FPS
2014
49 FPS
2014
69 FPS
2014
47 FPS
2014
60 FPS
2013
46 FPS
2013
41 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
27 FPS
2018
18 FPS
2017
20 FPS
2017
37 FPS
2016
34 FPS
2015
21 FPS
2015
21 FPS
2014
56 FPS
2014
34 FPS
2014
35 FPS
2014
50 FPS
2014
32 FPS
2014
43 FPS
2013
30 FPS
2013
35 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
18 FPS
2018
11 FPS
2017
11 FPS
2017
21 FPS
2016
18 FPS

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R9 285 Specifications

Board Design

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

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock918 MHz
Memory Clock1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

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

Graphics Processor

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

Memory

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

Render Config

Compute Units28
ROPs32
Shading Units1792
TMUs112

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.
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