During the “30 Years of Graphics and Gaming Commemoration” event AMD officially announced the presence of the R9 285 graphics card. AMD claims the R9 285 GPU will be their most power efficient GPU yet, although the tech-specs are still under-wraps until its official release which is rumoured for September 2nd. The AMD R9 285 is rumoured to have 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256 bit memory interface. The R9 285 is based on the Tonga Pro silicon and there will also be an R9 285X Tonga XT variant. The R9 285 Tonga Pro features 1792 GCN cores while the R9 285X gets 2048.
AMD claims all its partners will be unveiling R9 285 products on launch day. Pricing, clock speeds and other details are still all to be confirmed but you can stay on top of all our R9 285 coverage right here. During their live stream event AMD revealed the ASUS STRIX R9 285, pictured at the top, which they auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to the charity “Child’s Play”.
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