On completing 30 years of operation, the tech giant AMD has launched its latest graphic card, the Radeon R9 285 for under $250 price tag. The company claims that its device performs better than NVIDIA’s GTX 750.
R9 has been designed for graphics intensive games like watchdogs, battlefield, etc. It is built with AMD’s latest GCN and Eyefinity technologies. This card can work with DirectX 12 engine. Its circuit board is based on the PCI architecture.
Radeon R9 is compatible with connectors of 6 pins. R9 is endowed with a high-speed DDR5 2 GB of dedicated graphics memory. The RAM can transfer data between its circuits at an impressive 5 Gb/s. This device includes a stream processing capable Tonga GPU that clocks at the rate of 918 MHz/s.
This graphics card requires within 188 – 193 watts of power to work. GTX 750 from NVIDIA has a 512 Cuda core processor which is rated at 1020 MHz. It has 1GB onboard RAM of 5 Gbps clock speed. This device uses that same PCI Express 3.0 board as the Radeon R9 285. It comes with support for 3D vision, Directx 11 and digital surround sound technology.
R9 consumes around 299 watts of power. This card supports 3 monitors at a time. It features some useful ports like HDCP and HDMI. It can be mounted on motherboards of computers and laptops that run Windows 7, Vista, 8, 8.1 or XP OS.
This GPU supports max 4096 x 2160 pixel resolutions. R9 Radeon is expected to feature HDMI port. Its specs are better than the GTX 750. Hence, it can be termed as a good budget graphics card within 200 to 250 dollars.
AMD Radeon R9 285 specs:
- The latest GPU.
- Supports the latest version of Direct X engine.
- Has 2GB DDR5 memory.
- Supports connectivity with an HDTV.
- Supports 4k resolution and the latest HD games.
- Multi-core streaming processor.
- Consumes low power.
Price: 200 to 249 dollars (Rs 12000 to 14999 in India).