PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC; 945 MHz core clock & 2 GB VRAM

AMD announced its newest graphics card three days ago, the Radeon R9 285. While we will still await to get our hands on one next month, we are eager to see what AIB partners are preparing for us. We have already reported on variants from ASUS, Sapphire and XFX so today we look at PowerColor’s TurboDuo R9 285 OC. PowerColor is one of eight AMD’s AIB partners to manufacture the Radeon R9 285 graphics cards and it has the highest core clock of 945 MHz compared to the other three variants revealed so far. PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC also comes with the in-house dual-fan cooling solution.

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PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC; 2 GB GDDR5 Memory, DirectX 12 & UEFI BIOS

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC is based on Tonga Pro GPU featuring 1792 shaders, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The card comes with 2 GB GDDR5 memory spread across a 256-bit memory interface. TurboDuo R9 285 OC’s GPU is clocked at 945 MHz while the memory is clocked at 1375 MHz or 5.5 GHz effectively. It houses a dual-slot dual-fan cooling solution that helps keep the GPU cool and reduces noise level.

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PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC features a black and red color scheme. The card requires 2 x 6-pin PCIe power connectors and has a TDP of 190W. With the help of the dual-fan solution users will have some overclocking headroom but it all depends how good the Tonga Pro GPU actually is.

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The display outputs include a DVI-D port, DVI-I port, HDMI 1.4a port and a DisplayPort. PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC supports 4K output and AMD’s Eyefinity technology (up to four displays). Other features include DirectX 12 support, AMD Power Tune, AMD TruAudio, AMD Mantle and AMD PowerPlay. As seen in every Radeon R9 285 variant, TurboDuo R9 285 OC does not come with any CrossFire connectors and uses the new XDMA CrossFire technology.

For more information, please visit the product page.

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PowerColor did not clarify whether the new card supports its exclusive Turbo Timer accessory which is compatible with its Radeon R7 260X and R9 270X GPUs. Turbo Timer is an additional accessory which can be configured so it keeps the GPU fans running for a extended time after the system has shutdown and remove the excessive heat. This helps prolong a GPU’s life. For more information on PowerColor Turbo Time please visit the product page.


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