Last week at AMD’s “30 years of Radeon Graphics and Gaming Commemoration” event they announced the Radeon R9 285 graphics card. The card has been officially launched today with a MSRP of $249 and several AIB partners have released custom versions of the card.
The card is designed to directly compete with the GeForce GTX 760 from NVIDIA in not just performance, but energy efficiency as well. The AMD Radeon R9 285 is based off the brand new 28 nm “Tonga” silicon. The R9 285 will feature 1792 CoreNext 1.2 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface that will hold 2 GB of memory.
AMD’s AIB partners will be able to come up with 4 GB variants of the card if they wish. The card supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and Mantle. It features new AMD innovations, such as XDMA CrossFire, TrueAudio DSP, and 4-display Eyefinity. Display outputs on the card include two dual-link DVI, one DisplayPort 1.2 and one HDMI 1.4a. The card draws power from dual 6pin PCI-Express power connectors. The card is available now.
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