Radeon 500 series

Series of graphics cards by AMD

Radeon 500 series
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AMD Radeon RX 590, the flagship card of the RX 500 series.
Release date18 April 2017; 5 years ago (18 April 2017)
CodenamePolaris
ArchitectureGCN 1st gen
GCN 3rd gen
GCN 4th gen
Transistors
  • 690M (Banks) 28 nm
  • 1.550M (Weston) 28 nm
  • 2.200M (Lexa) 14 nm
  • 3.000M (Baffin) 14 nm
  • 3.000M (Polaris 21) 14 nm
  • 5.700M (Polaris 20) 14 nm
  • 5.700M (Polaris 30) 12 nm
Fabrication processTSMC 28 nm (CMOS)
Samsung/GloFo 14 nm (FinFET)
Samsung/GloFo 12 nm (FinFET)
Cards
Entry-levelRadeon RX 540
Radeon RX 540X
Radeon RX 550
Radeon RX 550X
Radeon RX 560
Radeon RX 560X
Mid-rangeRadeon RX 570
Radeon RX 570X
Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580X
Radeon RX 590
API support
Direct3D
OpenCLOpenCL 2.1[1]
OpenGLOpenGL 4.5 (4.6 Windows 7+ and Adrenalin 18.4.1+)[2][3][4][5][6]
VulkanVulkan 1.3 (GCN 2nd gen and newer)[7] or Vulkan 1.2 (GCN 1st gen)
SPIR-V
History
PredecessorRadeon 400 series
Successor

The Radeon 500 series is a series of graphics processors developed by AMD. These cards are based on the fourth iteration of the Graphics Core Next architecture, featuring GPUs based on Polaris 30, Polaris 20, Polaris 11, and Polaris 12 chips.[8] Thus the RX 500 series uses the same microarchitecture and instruction set as its predecessor, while making use of improvements in the manufacturing process to enable higher clock rates.[9][10]

Third-generation GCN chips are produced on a 28 nm CMOS process. Polaris (fourth-generation GCN) chips (except for Polaris 30) are produced on a 14 nm FinFET process, developed by Samsung Electronics and licensed to GlobalFoundries.[11] Polaris 30 chips are produced on a 12 nm FinFET process, developed by Samsung and GlobalFoundries.

Chipset table

Saphire RX 580 Nitro Edition.
  • Supported display standards are: DisplayPort 1.4 HBR, HDMI 2.0b, HDR10 color.[12]
  • Dual-Link DVI-D and DVI-I at resolutions up to 4096×2304 are also supported, despite ports not being present on the reference cards.
  • VGA-Ports at resolutions up to 2048x1536 are also supported, despite ports not being present on the reference cards, though VGA ports are mostly found on cards sold in Eastern Asia exclusively.

Desktop and laptop

Model
(Code name)
Release date
& price
Architecture
fab
Transistors
& die size
Core Fillrate[a][b][c] Processing power[a][d]
(GFLOPS)
Memory TBP Bus
interface
Config[e] Clock[a]
(MHz)
Texture
(GT/s)
Pixel
(GP/s)
Single Double Size Bus type
& width
Clock
(MT/s)
Bandwidth
(GB/s)
Radeon 520
(Banks)[13]
Apr 18, 2017
OEM
GCN 1
28 nm
? 320:20:4
5 CU
1030 20.6 4.1 659 ? 1 GB
2 GB
GDDR5
64-bit
4500 48 ? ?
Radeon 530
(Weston)[14]
GCN 3
28 nm
?
125 mm2
320:20:8
384:24:8
6/5 CU

1024

24.6

8.2
655
786
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB[15]
48
DDR3
64-bit
? ?
Radeon RX 540
(Polaris 12)[16][17]
GCN 4
Samsung/GloFo
14LPP[f][19]
2.2×109
101 mm2
512:32:16
8 CU
1219 39 19.5 1248 78 2 GB
4 GB
GDDR5
128-bit
6000 96 PCIe 3.0
×8
Radeon RX 550
(Polaris 12)[20][21][22]
Apr 20, 2017
$79 USD
3.0×109
123 mm2
640:40:16
10 CU
1100
1183
35.2
37.9
17.6
18.9
7000 112 50 W
Radeon RX 550 640SP
(Polaris 11)[23]
Apr 20, 2017
$79 USD
3.0×109
123 mm2
640:40:16
10 CU
1071 42.84 17.14 1371 85.68 6000 96 60 W
Radeon RX 550X
(Polaris 12)[24]
Apr 11, 2018
$79 USD
2.2×109
101 mm2
512:32:16
8 CU

1287

51.48

20.6
1318
1647
82.4
103
GDDR5
128-bit
7000 112 50 W
Radeon RX 550X 640SP
(Polaris 11)[25]
Apr 11, 2018
OEM
3.0×109
123 mm2
640:40:16
10 CU
1071 2.84 17.14 1371 85.68 GDDR5
64-bit
6000 96 60 W
Radeon RX 560D
(Polaris 21)[26][27][28]
Jul 4, 2017
OEM and China Only
3.0×109
123 mm2
896:56:16
14 CU
1090
1175
61.0
65.8
17,4
18.8
1953
2106
122,0
131.6
GDDR5
128-bit
65 W
Radeon RX 560[g]
(Polaris 21)[21][26][29]
Jul 4, 2017
$99 USD
1090
1175
61.0
65.8
17.4
18.8
1953
2106
122.0
131.6
7000 112 60-80 W
Apr 18, 2017
$99 USD
1024:64:16
16 CU
1175
1275
75.2
81.6
18.8
20.4
2406
2611
150.4
163.2
Radeon RX 570
(Polaris 20)[30][21]
Apr 18, 2017
$169 USD
5.7×109
232 mm2
2048:128:32
32 CU
1168
1244
149.5
159.2
37.4
39.8
4784
5095
299.0
318.4
4 GB
8 GB
GDDR5
256-bit
224 150 W PCIe 3.0
×16
Radeon RX 580
(Polaris 20)[31][21]
Apr 18, 2017
$199 USD (4 GB)
$229 USD (8 GB)
2304:144:32
36 CU
1257
1340
181.0
193.0
40.2
42.9
5792
6175
362.0
385.9
8000 256 185 W
Radeon RX 590 GME
(Polaris 20)[32][33][34]
March 9, 2020
China Only
1257
1380
181.0
198.7
40.2
44.2
5792
6359
362.0
397.4
8 GB 175 W
Radeon RX 590
(Polaris 30)[35]
Nov 15, 2018
$279 USD
GCN 4
Samsung/GloFo
12LP (14LP+)[h]
1469
1545
211.5
222.5
47.0
49.4
6769
7120
423.0
444.9
225 W
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  1. ^ a b c Boost values (if available) are stated below the base value in italic.
  2. ^ Texture fillrate is calculated as the number of Texture Mapping Units multiplied by the base (or boost) core clock speed.
  3. ^ Pixel fillrate is calculated as the number of Render Output Units multiplied by the base (or boost) core clock speed.
  4. ^ Precision performance is calculated from the base (or boost) core clock speed based on a FMA operation.
  5. ^ Unified shaders : Texture mapping units : Render output units and Compute units (CU)
  6. ^ GlobalFoundries' 14 nm 14LPP FinFET process is second-sourced from Samsung Electronics.[18]
  7. ^ In October 2017 AMD branded an additional Polaris chip as "RX 560", although it features less shader and texture mapping units than the first released RX 560.
  8. ^ GlobalFoundries' 12 nm 12LP process is based on Samsung's 14 nm 14LPP process.[18]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Release Notes". AMD. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  3. ^ "AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Linux Release Notes". 2016. Archived from the original on 11 December 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Mesamatrix". mesamatrix.net. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
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  7. ^ "AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan". GPUOpen. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
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  19. ^ "14LPP 14nm FinFET Technology". GlobalFoundries.
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  30. ^ "Radeon RX 570 - Advanced HD Gaming Graphics Card - AMD". AMD.
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  34. ^ "Radeon RX 590 GME Specs". TechPowerUp. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  35. ^ "Radeon RX 590 Graphics - AMD". AMD.
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