The folks over at AMD have just announced the AMD Radeon R9 285, where this particular graphics card will continue from where its predecessor, the Radeon R9 280, left off, and it will make use of the Tonga Pro GPU system. According to AMD, this particular card is able to outperform the Nvidia GTX 760, where it has been specially designed to enable gamers to enjoy recently released titles on the PC platform at maximum detail – which means that there will be no compromises at all when it comes to the graphical prowess department. Of course, it is not in the top of the line range, allowing the card to be positioned between the 2GB R9 270 / 270X series and the 3GB R9 280X card.
AMD touts the new R9 285 to be able to deliver up to 3.29 teraFLOPS of computing performance at a clock speed up to 918MHz. This particular stock card is able to make use of 2GB of GDDR5 memory that runs across a 256-bit interface, although there will be some third party manufacturers that will roll out a similar variant of this card – with 4GB of internal memory, of course.
Out later this September 2nd, the AMD Radeon R9 285 will boast of a full length display port, a pair of DVI outputs, as well as an HDMI port. AMD hopes to roll out the card for $249 a pop, which would clearly allow it to offer plenty of bang for your hard earned buck.