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AMD Radeon Sky 500: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 950 MHz
- Max video memory 4096 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 4800 MHz
- Maximum resolution 4096x2160
AMD started Radeon Sky 500 sales 27 March 2013. This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 1.0 architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about Radeon Sky 500: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||321|
|Value for money||5.52|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)|
|GPU code name||Pitcairn|
|Release date||27 March 2013 (10 years old)|
|Current price||$129||of 158889 (A100 PCIe)|
Radeon Sky 500's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores||1280||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||950 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||2,800 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||150 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||76.00||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||2,432 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon Sky 500 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Bus support||PCIe 3.0|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Form factor||full height / full length|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Sky 500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||4 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||4800 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||154 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Sky 500. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x DisplayPort|
|Dual-link DVI support||1|
APIs supported by Radeon Sky 500, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon Sky 500. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 24%
Send your test results of Radeon Sky 500.
Let's see how good Radeon Sky 500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Radeon Sky 500's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon Sky 500 is GeForce GTX 760, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.
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