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

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:12 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 a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

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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Starting with Heaven, we can already see some great performance; the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X CrossFire setup comes out ahead of all our other setups here.

 

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Sleeping Dogs performance is strong with playable numbers being shown at this massive 4K resolution.

 

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Moving into something that shows us the minimum FPS, you can see that while the average stays strong, the minimum is dropped quite significantly compared to the R9 280 3GB OC setup. While the extra memory does help, the wider RAM bandwidth that is offered on the R9 280 3GB is what really helps here.

 

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Moving into Tomb Raider, which is extremely intensive, we can see the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X CrossFire setup really struggles against the wider bandwidth models. With that said, you can see performance is just too low on all setups here.

 

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