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AMD Radeon R9 285 launch date, clock speed, pricing and performance revealed

AMD revealed a lot of information in regards to its upcoming 28nm based Tonga core based graphic card AMD Radeon R9 285. It is so far revealed that the card features 1,792 stream processors and uses 256-bit interface and will support DX 12.

Speaking of DX12, AMD’s product manager Devon Nekechuk said that all of its upcoming AMD GPUs based on Graphics CoreNext architecture will support DX12. The core is clocked up to 918 MHz and takes power via 2x 6 pin PCIe. The TDP is 190w. The rest of the specification can be seen below:

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The R9 285 will be sandwiched between the R9 270/270X and the R9 280X. The price tag also suggests that, as its MSRP is for $249. The card is set to be launched on September 2nd. It seems that AMD is targetting this card to compete against Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 and energy efficiency will go head-to-head with Nvidia GK104 silicon. The AIB partners will be having 2GB and 4GB memory variant. Sapphire, PowerColor, HIS, Club3D, Asus, MSI, XFX and Gigabyte will be introducing its non-reference variant of the card with its signature features and GPU cooler design.

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Along with the Battlefield 4 benchmark, AMD also revealed 3D Mark scores for the card. The AMD Radeon R9 285 card achieved a 3DMark Firestrike overall score for 7066, whereas the extreme preset achieved 3513 score. As pointed out by AMD, the Nvidia GTX 760 achieves the scores of 5650 and 2774 respectively.

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