Gigabyte has recently released their latest graphics card based on AMD’s latest Tonga chip and exclusive WINDFORCE 2X cooling system with GCN architecture – the Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 Overclock Edition Graphics Card. The Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 OC (GV-R9285WF2OC-2GD) features 1792 GCN (Graphic Core Next) stream processor and 2GB high-speed GDDR5 memory running at 256-bit memory interface. Check out the rest of its features and specs below.
Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 OC Edition Features
The Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 OC Edition graphics card performs fantastically for gamers who demand the best. Further equipped with two 100mm inclined fans and two pure copper heat pipes, GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 2X cooling system guarantees powerful airflow and heat dissipation capabilities to keep the graphics card extremely cool and quiet at peak performance.
The GV-R9285WF2OC-2GD is reinforced with WINDFORCE 2X cooling system that features the inclined fin design with two 100mm inclined fans and two pure copper heat pipes, putting together an extremely powerful anti-turbulence cooling mechanism without generating distracting noises. The enlarged air channel on the graphics card vents enhances heat dissipation of hot area right underneath each fan and effectively speeds up the air flow for achieving a superior cooling capacity.
Unlimited OC Experience with OC GURU II
By using GIGABYTE exclusive OC GURU II, users can monitor and tune all critical settings such as GPU clock, memory clock, fan speed, and power target. With the intuitive and easy-to-control user interface, OC GURU II unleashes the overclocking potential for enthusiasts.
APP Acceleration technology
With advanced video features such as color correction, image sharpening and noise removal, AMD App Acceleration takes HD movies to a whole new level with incredible details and stutter-free display. And when it is time to multi-task, the optimized GCN Architecture is more than ready to make running everyday applications fast and effortless.
Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Specifications
|Chipset||Radeon R9 285|
|Memory Clock||5500 MHz|
|Process Technology||28 nm|
|Memory Size||2048 MB|
|Memory Bus||256 bit|
|Core Clock||OC to 973 MHz (base:918 MHz)|
|Card Bus||PCI-E 3.0|
|Digital max resolution||4096 X 2160|
|Analog max resolution||2048 x 1536|
|I/O||DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / DisplayPort|
|Power requirement||500W(with two 6-pin external power connectors)|
Price and Availability
As of today, Gigabyte hasn’t disclosed its manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 WindFore OC Edition graphics card. But it is expected to be priced above $249, probably around $260-$280 depending on the store or retailer. I’ll update this section once retail price is disclosed and when it becomes available to order.