Radeon R9 285X 

First seen on November, 2016
  • 1 GHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5

No, the games won’t look the absolute best they can, but they’ll still look fine — and play well.
by Matthew-Murray (Sep, 2011)
It’s widely speculated that this is the cooler for the R9 390X.
by Khalid-Moammer (Sep, 2014)

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 285X

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon R9 285X
264 GB/s
Radeon R9 290
320 GB/s
Radeon R9 280X
288 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 285X
32.1 GPixel/s
Radeon R9 290
60.6 GPixel/s
Radeon R9 280X
32 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 285X
128.3 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 290
152 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 280X
128 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 285X
4,104 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 290
4,800 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 280X
4,096 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon R9 285X

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon R9 285X

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The increase in games would come from the crappy Crossfire support in some games, but with games with great multi-GPU support, the HD 7970s in CF would still be a great rig.
My question should I upgrade my gpu to the r9 380 x 8 gig of RAM or is there a better option also will my cpu hinder performance.
It’s widely speculated that this is the cooler for the R9 390X.
In case you’ve missed it Videocardz.com put out a story yesterday claiming that AMD may have cancelled the R9 285X.
As for the power consumption, the FirePro W7100 has a wattage of 150W however being a Firepro variant, AMD had to tone down the clock speeds.
Tonga which is a performance oriented offering for the consumer market doesn’t has to face those restrictions hence AMD has the Tonga Pro chip consuming a total wattage of 190W which is slightly lower than the Tahiti and a good 40W above what AMD advertises for the W7100 but it has higher clock speeds and support for better PCB designs from custom AIC board makers.

AMD Announces Radeon R9 285X and R9 285 Graphics Card

by Ryan Shrout |
Today during AMD's live stream event celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming, the company spent a bit of time announcing and teasing a new graphics card, the Radeon R9 285X and R9 285.
Clock speeds on Tonga look like they are just slightly lower as well.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Tonga
Clock speed 1,002 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 32
Compute units 32
Pixel rate 32.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 128.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,104 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 264 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 200W
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