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Sapphire Radeon R9 285 2GB Dual-X OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Sapphire

High Quality AA and AF Testing

 

 

While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.

 

Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to unplayable FPS and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.

 

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Turning on AA and AF, you can see all our setups plummet. While the Sapphire R9 285 does fall behind the cheaper R9 280 3GB here, the bottom line is that you can't game with these settings at all on any of these setups.

 

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GRID Autosport sees the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X OC and R9 280 3GB perform close to each other. More importantly, though, we've got playable FPS at 1920 x 1200.

 

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Just like we saw under Metro Last Light, the FPS just plummets. While the Sapphire R9 285 is ahead of the R9 280 3GB here, the numbers are just too low for it to really matter.

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