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AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 110 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Ultra - 19 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Red Dead Redemption 2 which is 19 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 38 FPS, Medium: 30 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. Next we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 which was weak with a 14 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition running at 1440p is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 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 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 118% more powerful and can run 879 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 71% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 745 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is released on 01 Sep 2014

Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
108 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$270.00
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
965 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition includes a Dual-X Cooling Solution and comes overclocked out of the box. Whereas the Central Unit now runs at 965MHz, instead of 918MHz, the Memory Clock operates at 1400MHz, instead of 1375MHz.


Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 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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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
70%
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 7% 62%
Doom Eternal 21% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 39% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Grand Theft Auto VI 52% 148%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 93% 94%
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