AMD Radeon R9 285: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 285

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 285 sales 2 September 2014 at a recommended price of $249. This is GCN 3.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 176.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 221 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 190 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.17 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 285's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.15
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Tonga
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 September 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
Price now
$312
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 285's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 285's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1792
 
Core clock speed
918 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
102.8
 
Floating-point performance
3,290 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 285's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
221 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 285: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
176.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 285. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 285, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 285. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.17

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

8570

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 285. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
391 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.3 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 285 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 285 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 630 OEM, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the video card, as well as rate it yourself.

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Radeon R9 285, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.