AMD Launches AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Graphics, “Never Settle: Space Edition” Game Bundle

AMD Launches AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Graphics, “Never Settle: Space Edition” Game Bundle

 -The GCN-powered AMD Radeon™ R9 285 graphics card enables best-in-class gaming experiences in the most demanding games at 1080p and beyond, comes bundled with new games-

SUNNYVALE, Calif. September 2014: AMD (NYSE: AMD) 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) Architectureinnovations like support for the upcoming DirectX®12 and AMD’s revolutionary Mantle API. 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


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. AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics cards are available today at an SEP of $249 USD.

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