Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact 2GB OC Edition costs about 1150 zł (again top shelf card R9 285) and is very poorly available in Poland. However, again, I met here with a feature through which I can not polecić- dimensions compatible with housings that support only motherboard format mini-ITX. With this compatibility, you can create competition for the PS4 and Xbox One. The equipment of this card can safely hook up to your TV and enjoy a smooth game, so buying it is worth considering.
R9 285 2G D5 ITX Compact
Developed specially for small form factor PC systems, this model features a shorter PCB, measuring only 171mm long, and an efficient heatpipe cooler with a single fan. Sharing the same GCN core as the Dual-X models, the ITX Compact is no slouch with core clocks of 928MHz and memory clocks of 1375MHz (5.5GB/s effective).
Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.
Black Diamond Choke
To ensure best stability SAPPHIRE special products utilize Black Diamond Chokes. The choke is an important component of the power regulation on a graphics card, and the SAPPHIRE Black Diamond Choke with integral heatsink runs 10% cooler and with 25% more power efficiency than a normal choke.
This product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode. By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled.
Secure bootSapphire product with “Dual Firmware Support” function equips the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the opening system itself loads.
Faster boot and resume timesWhen compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.
DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.
AMD Freesync technology
No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.
AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuay.
Freesync uses industry-standard displayport Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency
- Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
- Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now
AMD Eyefinity Technology
Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).
Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.
Harness the power of multiple GPUs
AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.
Introducing AMD LiquidVR
LiquidVR™ is an AMD initiative dedicated to making VR as comfortable and realistic as possible by creating and maintaining what’s known as “presence” — a state of immersive awareness where situations, objects, or characters within the virtual world seem “real.” Guided by close collaboration with key technology partners in the ecosystem, LiquidVR™ uses AMD’s GPU software and hardware sub-systems to tackle the common issues and pitfalls of achieving presence, such as reducing motion-to-photon latency to less than 10 milliseconds. This is a crucial step in addressing the common discomforts, such as motion sickness, that may occur when you turn your head in a virtual world and it takes even a few milliseconds too long for a new perspective to be shown.
Your games now sound as good as they look
The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.
Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven’t enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.
What it means for gamers
By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular “next-generation” gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today’s technology can offer.
Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.
The Sapphire R9 285 ITX OC is a really good card. It is not overpriced. It performs as expected and even surprises there and there. Noise and heat are not an issue with the design. Connectivity is great and the Freesync support is certainly a positive. There is a pretty low risk in buying this card, and it looks good to boot. Sapphire has a really solid product on the market with the R9 285 ITX.
一如其他牌子的 Mini-ITX 顯示卡，此卡的供電模組移至顯示卡前方，由於供電錢路空間街小，令供電模組熱力提升的關係，廠商特別增強顯示卡的供電模組用料，供電相數比一般型號更多， 提俱[6+ 1] 相迴路之餘，各組電感更應用特製的凹凸坑紋型缸，藉以擴大與空氣的接觸面，加快帶走熱力，同時，主要供電予核心的六組迴路更全數配合高階 IR 出品的Dr.MOS 晶片運作，承受高達 40A 電流, 轉換效率比一般 MOSFET 晶片更佳，有助減低高負載時的運作熱力，用料出眾。
The Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact has impressed us. This MINI ITX solution is able to significantly outperform the MSI GTX760 Gaming Mini ITX. It is even capable of handling some engines at 1600p with reasonable to high image quality.
This is a compact (17cm) card designed for use in mini-ITX systems, although it will work in full sized builds too. We get a compact plastic shroud over a single fan and block of aluminium fins. Sapphire pass four copper heatpipes through the heatsink and flipping the card round we can see that the back is fairly packed with components, though we note all the memory is front facing and the card uses bridgeless CrossFire. A button on the top edge of the card also allows us to switch between legacy and UEFI BIOS if required.
Sapphire’s R9 285 ITX Compact Edition revitalizes a fairly stale mini-ITX graphics card market. There’s now more performance on offer that takes the fight to compact GTX 760 and R9 270X models that have dominated up until now
As a design exercise, Sapphire hits the mark with the ITX Compact R9 25 OC. Its small form factor design concept is one that is ready, willing, and able to fill the performance void that exists within the LAN gaming community. By using a full-size performance target with a mini-me size physical target, Sapphire has built the card to fit the requirements.