Radeon Sky 500: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon Sky 500 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 12.32% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon Sky 500: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking373
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation4.57
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code namePitcairn
Market segmentDesktop
Release date27 March 2013 (11 years ago)
Current price$129 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores1280of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed950 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors2,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate76.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2,432 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & 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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length242 mm
Width1-slot
Form factorfull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

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.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4800 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth154 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

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 Connectors1x DisplayPort
DisplayPort count1
Dual-link DVI support1

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon Sky 500, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

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.

Sky 500 12.32

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

Sky 500 4763

Gaming performance

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.

Closest competitors

Radeon Sky 500's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


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NVIDIA equivalent

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.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Sky 500:

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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