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AMD Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition

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

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 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.

How well will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 158 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which returns a weak 17 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a weak 5 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition by playing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Borderlands 3 which gets weak results with a 3FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 897 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 124% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 65% better performance and can run 668 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition is released on 02 Sep 2014

Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Sapphire ITX Compact 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
918 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
None
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 ITX Compact 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


This edition has been modified for small form factor PC Systems, by featuring a smaller PCB.


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 ITX Compact 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
63%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 5% 67%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 67%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 130%
Borderlands 3 8% 77%
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 130%
FIFA 20 35% 11%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 23%
eFootball PES 2020 19% 14%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 52% 93%
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