SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

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).

Two-ball bearing

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.


Dual BIOS

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 boot

    Sapphire 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 times

    When compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.

DirectX® 12

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.

Industry-Standard Displayport

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.


AMD Crossfire™  

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.   

 


AMD TrueAudio

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.


GPU 1792 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
928 MHz  Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
5000 MHz, 5500 MHz Effective
2 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini DisplayPort
Resolution 4096x2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096x3112 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.4
OpenCL 1.2
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD Eyefinity
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD TrueAudio Technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
Cooling Single fan
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
171(L)X110(W)X35(H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <190W
OS
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 6-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
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Select Your Operating System:

AMD Official Radeon Driver

Obtain the Latest AMD Radeon Official Driver Utility Latest Version
Recommend for the systems running Microsoft Windows to obtain the latest official driver for AMD Graphics product. Click on the Download ​link and a web browser prompt should appear. Select Run from the prompt.

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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit​ 17.40.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 308MB

Windows 7 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit 17.40.1031
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 265MB

Windows 10 (32-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Relive Edition 17.11.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 17.40.1031

Bullets for the new driver:

  1. 12 GPU support
  2. Software switch for Blockchain compute vs. Gaming optimized performance.
  3. Continuous performance improvements

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.11.1

​​​Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD’s advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Call of Duty®: WWII
      • Up to 5% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega64 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.3 at 2560x1440. (1)
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology
      • Now supported on Radeon RX Vega56 series graphics products for select eGPU enclosures.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX®11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
    • Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
    • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
    • ​Oculus™ Dash may experience a random application hang.
    • Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
    • Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
    • A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.

Known Issues

    • Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
    • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
    • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 1st, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Call of Duty®: WWII on the highest game presets. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 120.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.10.3 whereas the Radeon RX Vega64 scored 129.6 FPS with Radeon Software 17.11.1. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.(1)

Package Contents


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Download

File Size: 440MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
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Utility

TriXX OC Utility v5.2.1

TriXX is regularly updated to provide support for new releases of graphics cards and GPU families as well as enhancements to the tool.

New features:

  • New look and interface
  • Now supports over-volting on Radeon R300 series
  • Now supports HBM memory overclock on FURY cards
  • Now supports over-volt on FURY cards
  • Minimise TriXX to task bar

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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (32-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V5.0.0

SAPPHIRE TriXX is the optimal overclocking utility for your AMD RADEON™ R200 , R300 and FURY series. The features include

  • Performance Tune Memory and GPU Clock Speeds
  • Over and Under Voltage adjustment
  • Save configurations
  • Graphical H/W Monitor
  • H/W log file
  • Feedback option

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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V4.9.1

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File Size: 3MB

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Graphic Card User Guide

Graphic Card User Guide V1.0
User Manual (multi language) for R9 285 series

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File Size: 8MB

Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) MS-DOS

Test graphics cards Sapphire Ultimate R7 250 1GB and ITX Compact R9 285 2GB OC Edition

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.


PCPER tackles the R9 285 ITX

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.


eZone Choice

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。


Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact v MSI GTX760 Gaming Mini ITX

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.


Radeon™ R9-285 REVIEW – PART 2 – SAPPHIRE AND POWERCOLOR

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 286\5 ITX takes OCC Gold

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.