While waiting for the official announcement, ASUS burns all the time and reveals its new graphics card based on the latest AMD GPU Tonga, we talk about the Radeon R9 285 The Taiwanese manufacturer shows a customized solution belonging to the new series Strix product that arrives with heatsink owner and factory overclock.
The DirectCU II cooler reminiscent of the solution and provides a generous laminated aluminum body with nickel-plated copper heatpipes, all cooled by two generous fans.
Speaking of specifications, the GPU has 1792 stream processors, 112 TMU and 32 ROP while passing to the memory are installed with 2GB GDDR5 256-bit bus. Colleagues videocardz.com speak of a maximum frequency of 918 MHz for the Radeon R9 285, but that’s probably the AMD reference version, as mentioned above in fact the Strix is overclocked ASUS probailmente up to 1 GHz.
Power is supplied by two 6-pin PCI-E connectors, all with a TDP of 190 watts. The card will be available in early September at a price of $ 249.
AMD Radeon R9 280 Series
R9 280 R9 285 Radeon Radeon Radeon Radeon R9 R9 280x 285x
GPU Codename Tahiti Tahiti XT PRO PRO Tonga Tonga XT
Unified Cores 1792 1792 2048 2048
ROPs 32 32 32 32
Base Clock 827 MHz – 850 MHz –
Boost Clock 933 MHz 918 MHz 1000 MHz?
Memory Clock 1250 MHz 1375 MHz 1500 MHz?
3GB GDDR5 Memory 2GB / 4GB GDDR5 3GB GDDR5?
Memory Bus 384-bit 256-bit 384-bit?
Bandiwdth 240 GB / s 176 GB / s 288 GB / s?
Connectors 6-pin + 6-pin to 6-pin to 6-pin + 8-pin + 6-pin 8-pin + 6-pin
TDP 200W 190W 250W?
Launch Date March 2014 September 2014 October 2013 September 2014
MSRP $ 279 $ 249 $ 299 $ 279?
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