AMD has gone ahead and cut the price of their Radeon R9 285 graphics card as the Spring PC upgrade season heats up. This is in a hope to get gamers to choose the R9 285 over NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960. The card first launched with a MSRP of $249, which has not been brought down to $200 officially.
In comparison the GTX 960 is already at the $200 price point. The R9 285 does in fact have better performance, but it sort of let down by higher power consumption and is quite loud during operation. The R9 285 is based off of AMD’s “Tonga” silicon and has 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs and has 2GB of memory across a 256-bit wide interface.