AMD recently in the world’s major markets holding the corresponding celebrations. AMD on Yesterday released the R9 285 in India. The graphics, now promotional are focused on the Japanese market. While the conference in Japan AMD gives 12 reasons to buy this graphics card. In addition, AMD Japan executives also mentioned that they are still ready and they will give the tough competition to the recently released Bad boy from NVIDIA GTX 980.
Devon Nekechuk senior product manager of AMD desktop PC business personally explained the slides on the release of R9 285 graphics card in Japan and gives 12 reasons to buy this candy.
In first Slide, they represent the future of gaming, as well as interstellar citizens above Sid Meier new works have defected to the AMD camp.
The second is AMD’s strengths – the pricing, R9 285 is priced at only $249 (but GTX 760 has cut prices to $ 219). They show that R9 285 is better in terms of Value for money.
The third, they show a 3DMark Firestrike Extreme performance of the R9 285, compare to GTX 760. R9 285 is around 26% Higher than GTX 760.
The fourth is FreeSync display technology
The fifth is Eyefinity, multi Screen technology, support 6 screens.
The sixth is TrueAudio audio.
The seventh is to support 4K, the new UVD decoding and encoding VCE support on 4K resolution.
The eighth is the support of Mantle and DX12.
The ninth is PowerTune, power management technology.
Tenth is a unique design – uh, this can be regarded as the reason?
Eleventh one is the OEM Raptr game optimization.
Although they can explain this separately under different environment. In this slide they compare AMD and NVIDIA the number of optimizations on Games.
AMD’s Gaming Evolved APP (should take a catchy name) is a collaboration with Raptr, support a variety of optimization of 240 games, 4000 games are supported for recording videos, as well as NVIDIA’s GFE does not have the game feedback system.
Twelfth reason is the latest GNC Architecture.
Tonga core R9 285 is using GCN 1.2 architecture this is the third generation improved version.
In this conference someone when asked a question that how you look at the competing products GTX 980/970, he said that AMD is preparing to compete with the GTX 980 (R9 390X is on the way?? ).
It sounds like a very advanced, but the current Kaveri APU’s GPU is 512 stream processor units, R9 285 is 1792, nearly three times the gap, estimated to wait until 20nm or 16nm FinFET process nodes have to be raised.