AMD Radeon Sky 500: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon Sky 500

Summary

AMD started Radeon Sky 500 sales 27 March 2013. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 154 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 242 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.72 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

General info

Of Radeon Sky 500's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Pitcairn
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 March 2013
 

Technical specs

Radeon Sky 500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Sky 500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
950 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
76 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2,432 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Sky 500's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
242 mm
 
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Sky 500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
154 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Sky 500.
Display Connectors
1x DisplayPort
 
DisplayPort count
1
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Sky 500, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Sky 500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

24.72

Passmark

4889

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Sky 500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Sky 500 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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