'Leave HD in the dust!' suggests AMD with its new Radeon graphics card

25th September 2014
'Leave HD in the dust!' suggests AMD with its new Radeon graphics card
From left Raja Koduri, Corporate VP Visual Computing, AMD, well known TV personality Mandira Bedi and Richard Huddy, AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist AMD at the launch of new graphics devices in Goa, September 25 2014. Inset the Radeon R9 285

From Vishnu Anand
Goa, September 25 2014:  It's time to experience  near-real gaming, way  beyond 1080p HD -- with superior graphics and audio. But these , extremely demanding 3D games demand  number crunching capability that  rivals a desktop supercomputer.
Hard on the heels of its global launch last month, to celebrate 30 years of Graphics and Gaming, AMD has brought a new  graphics card -- the Radeon R9 285 -- to India, which  measures up to the demand of extreme gaming by supporting  up to  3.29 TFLOPS of compute performance.
The graphics card comes with 2 GB of GDDRS memory, API support for DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.3, and AMD’s proprietary Mantle API, for those who want to create and simulate their own games. With an engine clock speed of 918MHz, the graphics card features many innovations that encourage custom gaming, with low power consumption.
For gaming enthusiasts, AMD has also announced the “Never Settle: Space Edition”, the latest iteration of its game bundle promotion. Buyers of the graphics card stand to choose and get three  games from a catalogue of 29 games including Alien: Isolation, and Star Citizen.
Thoughthe asking price of Rs. 19,990 may seem slightly pricy for a graphics card, the fact that there are 3 engaging games thrown in as bounty makes it a reasonable buy.
We had a chance to experience the new card  at the national launch here today -- and at first glance, the reduced latency in gaming experience, makes us believe that this AMD offering will become  a favourite with game creators and players alike.   But then they did ask users to 'leave HD in the dust!" 

Key features  AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card
1,792 stream processing units 
Up to 918 MHz engine clock
2GB GDDR5 memory
Up to 5.5 Gbps memory clock speed 
3.29 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power  
API support for DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
Support for Project FreeSync
Support for AMD TrueAudio technology

More info here