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AMD Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 110 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 Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predict will get a weak 0 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game researched was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 879 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 118% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 745 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 71% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is released on 02 Sep 2014

Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
109 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
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
973 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 285 2GB, created by Gigabyte. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 973MHz, instead of 918MHz while the Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference AMD Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.


Cooling Solution
The reference AMD Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Power Consumption
Gigabyte doesn't point out a Rated Board TDP. We can assume there were no significant changes. It is recommended to have a system with a 500W PSU with 2 available 6-pin connectors.


Release Price
Not Available.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate Radeon R9 285 Gigabyte WindForce 2X 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 7% 62%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Doom Eternal 21% 40%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
Grand Theft Auto VI 52% 148%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 39% 0%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
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Can this card run with a FX8320 + 450w PSU?

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What 450W psu? If it is something with 38A on 12V rail(or rails) its ok but if it is some crap with 12A on 3 rails then no

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It's a cooler master gm g450m
I only know the name :c

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Its not that bad, 34A on 12V which is some 400+W
Card and cpu will run on your psu

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