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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

4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing

 

 

4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity); 3840 x 2160 brings with it a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

Wanting to make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.

 

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Moving to 4K, the performance is good on the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X OC with it coming out ahead of the R9 280 3GB here.

 

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While we again see that the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X OC comes out ahead of the R9 280 3GB here, the difference doesn't really matter, as the overall FPS is just too low.

 

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While the numbers under Hitman Absolution are just too low overall, you can see the added memory bandwidth on the R9 280 3GB makes a big difference in the minimum department.

 

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While again it doesn't really matter as all our setups aren't playable here, you can see that the added memory bandwidth on the R9 280 3GB is clearly helpful as the FPS difference between the setups is quite large.

 

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Like our other results, while the FPS are just too low to game at, you can see the R9 280 3GB with its larger memory bandwidth has a clear win.

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