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AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 163 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition is running eFootball PES 2020 and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 43 frames per second. Comparing this to The Outer Worlds which is getting playable results, where it averages 31 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Halo: Reach, which is running at 94 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at eFootball PES 2020 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 68 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. We then checked the performance on The Outer Worlds to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition running at 1440p is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 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 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 898 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 124% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 65% more powerful and can run 671 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition is released on 02 Sep 2014

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
103 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
918 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


It offers no overclock out of the box and therefore it performs like the reference AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB.


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Radeon R9 285 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 5% 67%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 67%
Borderlands 3 8% 77%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 130%
FIFA 20 35% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 130%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 52% 93%
eFootball PES 2020 19% 14%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 23%
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