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Sapphire Radeon R9 285 2GB ITX Compact Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 23, 2014 4:50 am
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, we can see that there's a bit of a performance increase when overclocking is thrown into the mix. Overall, though, you can see the FPS is just way too low on our Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact, and everything else here in the graph.

 

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Fortunately, moving to GRID Autosport we have a bit more success with playable numbers, as we see an excellent 69 FPS average at 1920 x 1200. However, 2560 x 1600 doesn't quite see the same success with the 50 FPS average.

 

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Finishing up our AA and AF testing with Sleeping Dogs, you can again see that while we get a slight boost in performance, the overall FPS are just too low.

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