LT Panel
RT Panel
Tuesday | January 24, 2017
Popular Review Links:
Radeon R9-285 Review – Part 2 – Sapphire and PowerColor

Radeon R9-285 Review – Part 2 – Sapphire and PowerColor

Assignment Company

http://kurilo.pro/phd-thesis-report/ Phd Thesis Report

The Bundle

http://www.vlatkahorvat.com/?comprehension-dissertation-thesis-and-term-papers Comprehension, Dissertation, Thesis And Term Papers

Online Admission Essay Editing

Radeon R9-285 Review – What is the R9-285?

Writing Essay Services

Essay On American Revolution

Radeon R9-285 Review – Sapphire

Custom Admission Essay Nursing

Help Me Rephrase My Thesis Statement

http://www.mubs.edu.lb/?service-improvement-essay-nhs Service Improvement Essay Nhs

http://eraga.com.pl/?georgetown-essay-help Georgetown Essay Help

http://www.lh.ufrpe.br/sites/lh.ufrpe.br/index.php?481 Buy A Doctorate Dissertation Your

http://www.fesp.org/?thesis-statement-for-stem-cell-research Thesis Statement For Stem Cell Research

http://eaglesviewinc.org/best-resume-writing-services-military/ Best Resume Writing Services Military

Radeon R9-285 Review – PowerColor

Buy Infinite Skills - Learning Maxon Cinema 4D R14 oem

All But Dissertation

http://korma.hram.by/?help-in-geometry-homework Help In Geometry Homework

Linux Persuasive Speech

http://fmindesign.in/resume-and-application-letter/ Resume And Application Letter

http://www.ashoksom.com/assignments-help-uk/ Assignments Help Uk

None of that changes here and essentially the same can be said of performance against the GTX 760 OC. The Radeons compete well with that card when gaming at 1080p and also stack up well in other areas such as power use and thermal performance.

What do we think of the individual card designs? Well thinking back to the original MSI model the PowerColor is closest to that. It is slightly more compact but follows a metal shroud and dual fan design which looks nice too. The those two cards have very similar OC specifications and perform within 1-2fps of each other at all times. That said the MSI version does run noticeably cooler while being equally quiet. Moving to Sapphire we don’t get the metal cover but we do gain a more compact form factor. Interestingly the card compares very well in framerates, again just 1fps or so off the PowerColor and Sapphire offer lower temperatures and power use at load.

In the end it all depends what you want from a card. Each of the R9-285 models that we have reviewed have their selling points, the most obvious being the compact Sapphire card for those building a small system as it offers the fastest performance available in the compact/ITX format. If that isn’t important then search around for the best deal and have that confirm your purchase.

Recommended Award

Sapphire R9-285 Compact

Recommended Award

PowerColor R9-285

Radeon R9-285 Review – Test System

Sapphire Radeon R9-285 Compact ITX
PowerColor Radeon R9-285 TurboDuo OC
MSI Radeon R9-285 OC Edition with Twin Frozr IV
Gainward GeForce GTX 760 Phantom OC

Intel Core i7-5960X Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 
Corsair AX1500i Antec Kuhler 1250

Installed on a Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench

Intel Wireless AC 7260
Razer DeathAdder
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
ASUS 120Hz/3D Display

Windows 8.1 64-bit
AMD Drivers: 14.8 Beta
NVIDIA Driver 340.52
Battlefield 4
DOTA 2
GRID Autosport
Rome 2: Total War
Thief
3DMark

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8.1 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented (where appropriate). For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice

Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

Radeon R9-285 Review – Performance

3DMark FireStrike Extreme
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-3dmark.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-3dmark [/kml_flashembed]

Cover Letter Customer Service Uk Overclocking
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-3dmark-oc.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-3dmark-oc [/kml_flashembed]

Pay Someone To Write My Dissertation Uk Thermals
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-temp.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-temp [/kml_flashembed]

Research Papers For Sale Reviews Power
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-power.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-power [/kml_flashembed]

Master Thesis Writing Help Battlefield 4 1920×1080 Ultra Detail
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-battlefield.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-battlefield [/kml_flashembed]

DOTA2 1920×1080 Ultra
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-dota.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-dota [/kml_flashembed]

Ways To Start An Essay Rome 2: Total War – 1920×1080 Medium
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-rome2.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-rome2 [/kml_flashembed]

http://serc.eng.usm.my/?trusted-essay-writing-service Trusted Essay Writing Service Thief 1920×1080 Max
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-thief.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-thief [/kml_flashembed]

GRID Autosport 1920×1080 Ultra 8xAA
[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”https://www.hardwareheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/r9-285-review-2-grid.swf” width=”640″ height=”400″ targetclass=”flashmovie” wmode=”opaque”] r9-285-review-2-grid [/kml_flashembed]

 

About Author

Stuart Davidson

12 Comments

  1. was kind of hoping to see a few 4k results….

  2. henry balite-chelation

    Why are you saying there’s 32 ROPs when gpu-z clearly shows 64 ROPs?

  3. henry balite-chelston

    Sry, auto made my name wrong

  4. henry balite-chelston

    You may be right but it seems that all shots of the gpu-z are wrong in all review cases cause they all show the same number. Even one reviewer from tech power up said there’s 64 ROPs so I’m abit confused…

  5. henry balite-chelston

    On guru.net on sept. 26th zardon comparing two itx cards says “The R9 285 is built on the 28nm process. It has 64 ROPS, 112 texture units and 1,792 Stream processors. The 2GB of GDDR5 memory is connected via a 256 bit memory bus. The core is overclocked to 928mhz, and the memory is running at 1,375mhz (5.5Gbps effective).”

  6. henry balite-chelston

    Well I answered my own question by studying the diagram. And gpuz is not wrong. Theres a total of 8 RB or render backends each one has 4 z stencle ROPs and 4 color ROPs totaling 8 per RB . that equals 64 total ROPs

  7. henry balite-chelston

    I still could be wrong if they count 1 z-stencle rop and 1 color rop as 1 rop …lol im still learning

    • Sounds to me like those other sites are just copying the details from GPUz. AMD state 32 in their product info and Anandtech agree with us: “Diving into the R9 285’s raw specifications, the card utilizes a 1792 stream processor Graphics Core Next GPU. Paired with these SPs are 112 texture units (in the standard 16:1 ratio), and on the backend of the rendering pipeline is 32 ROPs. ” From http://anandtech.com/show/8460/amd-radeon-r9-285-review

      So yes, as we said. 32. 🙂

  8. henry balite-chelston

    Well I decided to purchase the r9 285 itx in replacement of the 260x. I like the 260x a lot but since I play WOW and their new patch is coming out soon, the recommendation has increased. This is perfect as I have a micro atx tower and with the 260x in it its a pretty tight fit. And since the 285 and 260x are the same size I shouldn’t have an issue.

It appears you have AdBlocking activated

Unfortunately AdBlockers interfere with the shopping cart process

To continue with the payment process can we ask you to

deactivate your AdBlocking plugin

or to whitelist this site. Then refresh the page

We thank you for your understanding


Hardwareheaven respect you right to employ plugins such as AdBlocker.
We would however ask you to consider whitelisting this site
We do not allow intrusive advertising and all our sponsors supply items
relevant to the content on the site.

Hardwareheaven Webmaster