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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 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
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of Radeon Sky 500's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||285|
|Value for money||14.40|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)|
|GPU code name||Pitcairn|
|Release date||27 March 2013 (9 years ago)|
|Price now||$129||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
Radeon Sky 500's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)|
|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 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||150 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||76.00||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||2,432 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
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|
|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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
|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 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||154 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||1x DisplayPort|
|Dual-link DVI support||1|
APIs supported by Radeon Sky 500, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon Sky 500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.
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.
Overall Radeon Sky 500 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest Radeon Sky 500's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 760, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.
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