Published on September 3rd, 2014 | by admin
AMD Launches AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Graphics, “Never Settle: Space Edition” Game Bundle
SYDNEY, Australia – Sept. 3, 2014 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 285 graphics card, serving as the newest desktop GPU in the award-winning AMD Radeon R9 series graphics family. The Radeon R9 285 graphics card brings the robust feature set of AMD’s Radeon™ R9 290 series graphics, like support for Project FreeSync and AMD TrueAudio technology, to even more gamers. The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card has been designed to run the most demanding games with ultimate settings at 1080p and beyond.
AMD first unveiled the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card during its 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming event on August 23, 2014. It comes packed with the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture1 innovations like support for the upcoming DirectX®122 and AMD’s revolutionary Mantle API3. The newest addition to the Radeon™ family features an engine clock speed of 918 MHz, and 2 GB of frame buffer running at 5.5 Gbps. The Radeon R9 285 GPU is capable of delivering up to 3.29 teraFLOPS of computing performance, offering extreme gaming detail that outshines any card at 1080p and beyond in its category. Custom and overclocked AiB SKUs are available today.
Additional features of the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics cards include:
• 1,792 stream processing units
• Up to 918 MHz engine clock
• 2GB GDDR5 memory
• Up to 5.5 Gbps memory clock speed
• 3.29 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
• API support for DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
• Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
• Support for Project FreeSync
• Support for AMD TrueAudio technology
Pricing and availability
Product name: AMD Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card
RRP: from $319 AUD, from $369 NZD
Available from: Synnex, Rectron, Altech, Leader, Dove, PB Tech, Avnet and Ingram.
AMD also launched “Never Settle: Space Edition,” the latest iteration of AMD’s popular game bundle promotion. This bundle also includes Alien: Isolation and the Mustang Omega Variant Racer4 from Accelerated Mass Design in Star Citizen. AMD is following its tradition of offering choice by letting gamers select from a strong line-up of in-demand games as a reward for purchasing select AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. Users will receive up to three choices from a library of up to 29 different games. This stands out as the widest selection of games in the history of the “Never Settle” program.
Players will discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation™, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of the AlienTM motion picture, Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.
Star Citizen is a rich, multi-faceted space sim from the developers of Wing Commander; included in Never Settle: Space Edition is a valuable Star Citizen Omega Variant Racer and access to the game’s first two modules.
Alien: Isolation is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2014 and the Star Citizen Mustang Omega Variant Racer will be available on October 1st, 2014.5
“Today marks a very important day for AMD graphics. We’re introducing the most compelling product in the market for high resolution gaming with the Radeon R9 285 GPU, and also continuing our dedication to AMD’s Unified Gaming Strategy, with the newest ‘Never Settle’ bundle,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president, Computing and Graphics Business, AMD. “These announcements demonstrate our commitment to delivering world-class graphics products and show the strength of our relationship with the world’s most renowned game developers.”