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 gamers. 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 2-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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 36.17 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 285's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Tonga
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 September 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
918 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
102.8
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
3,290 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

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 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
176.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 285.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

Video card benchmarks 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
35.59
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
252169.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10133.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
14776.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
42306.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
4858.55
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
8570
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 285 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 285 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 770, which is faster by 5% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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