GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 285 vs R9 270X among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
XFX Radeon R9 285 

GPUBoss recommends the XFX Radeon R9 285  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 285

Reasons to consider the
XFX Radeon R9 285

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Better PassMark score 5,549 vs 4,658 Around 20% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 3,290 GFLOPS vs 2,688 GFLOPS More than 20% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,280 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 102.8 GTexel/s vs 84 GTexel/s More than 20% higher texture rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,442 vs 1,062 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
More compute units 28 vs 20 8 more compute units
Slightly better video composition score 91.95 frames/s vs 80.7 frames/s Around 15% better video composition score
Front view of Radeon R9 270X

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AMD Radeon R9 270X

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 918 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 285 vs 270X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
391.4 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
72.8 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
1,474.63 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
3,355.84
Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
3,715.04
Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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The 285 is £30 less and slightly better than a 270x, and the 270x is more costly than a 280 and pushing the 280x on price! why in hell would anyone buy it at this point
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