AMD unveils new R9 Series 285 graphics card
If you are a PC gamer, then this news is definitely going to excite you! Recently we were privileged to sit in on a press briefing with the Senior Product Manager for Desktop Graphics for AMD. During this briefing, we were given a sneak peek about the new graphics card coming out from AMD and we have to say that we are very impressed.
We introduce to you the AMD Radeon™ R9 series 285 graphics card.
The R9 285 GPU has have been engineered from the bottom up to enable a new era of hyper-realistic ultra-resolution gaming. AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Series graphics cards are designed for enthusiast gamers who demand high-performance hardware that shatters the boundaries of realism and performance. 3DMark® Fire Strike Product Positioning tests put the new R9 285 ahead of the NVidia GeForce GTX 760!
Delivering amazing HD performance and a rich feature set powered by AMD GCN architecture, the R9 Series features exclusive innovations like AMD ZeroCore Power, AMD PowerTune and AMD Eyefinity technologies.
Engine clock: Up to 918Mhz
Stream Processors: 1792
Compute performance: 3.29 TFLOPS
Texture Units: 112
Texture Fillrate: Up to 102.8 GT/s
Memory Bit-Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: 2GB GDDR5
Date Rate: 5.5Gbps
So what else can you expect from the Radeon R9 285? Where do we start?!?
- 1440p Gaming Performance
- Mantle API Support
- DirectX 12 Support
- AMD True Audio Technology
- Project FreeSync Support
- Next Gen AMD CrossFire Technology
- Next Gen AMD PowerTune Technology
- 4K H.264 Decode Support
We could go on and on, but will save that for a review!
AMD have once again teamed up with some of best gaming developers to bring purchasers the ever popular game bundle promotion. The ‘Never Settle: Space Edition’ bundle gives gamers big titles, big action and big news! Using the Radeon Rewards Tier system, those who purchase the Radeaon R9 Series GCU’s will be lucky enough to snap up new titles such as Alien: Isolation (out on PC on October 7 2014) and Star Citizen (out on PC on October 1 2014) PLUS an additional 3 FREE games from a list of over 29 titles! Even Silver and Bronze Reward Tier members have a great selection of titles to choose from!
Priced at a very reasonable $319AUD, the latest addition to the Radeon R9 family is for those who demand the best and won’t settle for anything less. The R9 285 was built for gaming beyond 1080p and delivers exceptional performance and value for its price! Head into your local PC retailer and to get your mitts on one! Based on what we know right now, you won’t regret it!
The AMD Radeon R9 285 is out now at all good PC retailers.