Thursday, August 21st 2014

AMD Radeon R9 285 Launch Date Revealed

AMD is set to launch its new performance-segment graphics card, the Radeon R9 285, on the 2nd September, 2014. Ahead of its launch, the company is expected to tease the card at its August 23rd press-event, celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming. On that day, AMD will share "partial" details of the card.

The R9 285 is based on AMD's swanky new 28 nm "Tonga" silicon, which is being drummed up to be AMD's best answer to NVIDIA's GK104. The chip offers performance rivaling "Tahiti," at the power consumption of GK104. The R9 285 is being designed to offer performance roughly that of the Radeon R9 280, at energy-efficiency, and pricing to drop lead on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760. A month later, presumably in early October, the company plans to launch the faster R9 285X, offering performance comparable (if not higher than) the R9 280X, at the energy-efficiency levels of GTX 770. "Tonga" physically features 2,048 Graphics CoreNext 1.1 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, which will hold 2 GB or 4 GB of memory.


Source: VideoCardz
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21 Comments on AMD Radeon R9 285 Launch Date Revealed

#1
Hilux SSRG
The sweet spot price for this would be $200-225 but I have a feeling its going to be $250 when it releases.
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#3
alwayssts
by: Hilux SSRG
The sweet spot price for this would be $200-225 but I have a feeling its going to be $250 when it releases.
It really depends on the specs. If it's 6ghz ram (and no new means of internal bw), as rumored, it had better be super cheap. If it's 7ghz (implying the design could open up within 225w), they have a lot more room. Considering how much may be added to their stack (Hawaii xtx, an even bigger chip?) I suppose the former makes sense, as it gives a lot of lattitude in pricing as the series/performance grows above it.

We shall see pretty soon. :)
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#4
Sasqui
And guess who's in his laboratory testing the beast as we type? NDA lifted Sept 2, so W1zzard has 12 days to get the full review done.
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#5
Casecutter
by: Ferrum Master
Is it GloFo silicon or still TSMC?
That's the question...
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#6
Ferrum Master
by: Sasqui
W1zzard has 12 days to get the full review done.
BIOS dump in seconds 3, 2, 1... :D
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#9
ironwolf
by: Hilux SSRG
The sweet spot price for this would be $200-225 but I have a feeling its going to be $250 when it releases.
Given the track record of places like Newegg, I can certainly see a $$$ premium on the card at launch. :shadedshu:
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Hilux SSRG
by: ironwolf
Given the track record of places like Newegg, I can certainly see a $$$ premium on the card at launch. :shadedshu:
Plus a premium for the 2gb versus the 3gb you could get with a R9 280.
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#11
Ferrum Master
by: Hilux SSRG
Plus a premium for the 2gb versus the 3gb you could get with a R9 280.
We all know (Prophet voice) that due the last console gen... VRAM has became an issue and 2GB cards had became obsolete?
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#12
Hilux SSRG
by: Ferrum Master
We all know (Prophet voice) that due the last console gen... VRAM has became an issue and 2GB cards had became obsolete?
Which console gen? Nevermind last and current are already obsolete :roll: .
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#13
_larry
So how would this stack up against my 7950? Lower power consumption obviously, but will the extra shaders give it more power compared to my 384 bit memory?
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#14
Tsukiyomi91
price range I'm expected to see once it's out would be somewhere under the $250 price range. That will make things interesting & it'll be a great competitor to Nvidia.
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#15
ZoneDymo
while this is nice and all, I really want to see some new top performer card from AMD
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#16
Ferrum Master
by: Hilux SSRG
Which console gen? Nevermind last and current are already obsolete :roll: .
Yes they are, but the last ones at least introduced 8GB threshold and devs at last pour in textures and large memory caches... the more multiplatform games come out lately the more it proves it right... 2GB is way too insufficient amount of VRAM.
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#18
RejZoR
Aren't they suppose to release new flagship around october/november?
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#19
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Lets hope these clock like mad!
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#20
HumanSmoke
by: Casecutter
Nice that a paid shill would try to highjack this thread, all the while dredge up old crap, but that's SOP.
I see what I did back there, it was suppose to be 300mm, just a mis-type move on...
Two points.
1. I would have let this go if not for the "paid shill" slur, so...
2. If the original 200mm was a mistake in typing why did you go on to defend your 200mm reasoning in your very next post? Your "excuse" smells suspiciously like bovine excrement

If think if anyone's the shill around here it might be the person holding one company to a different standard than another in the same market.

Anyhow, roll on September 2 and the 285 reviews.
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#21
Tsukiyomi91
we'll see how will it fare once it's out with the new driver installed that is.
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