AMD Radeon 500 series

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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series
AMD Radeon graphics logo
Release date 18 April 2017
Codename Polaris
Architecture GCN 4th gen
Cards
Entry-level Radeon RX 550
Radeon RX 560
Mid-range Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 580
API support
Direct3D
OpenCL OpenCL 2.0 [1]
OpenGL OpenGL 4.5 (4.6 Windows 7+ and Adrenalin 18.4.1+)[2] [3] [4] [5][6]
Vulkan
History
Predecessor Radeon 400 series
Successor Radeon RX Vega series

The Radeon RX 500 series is a series of graphics cards made by AMD. These cards are based on the fourth iteration of the Graphics Core Next architecture, featuring GPUs based on Polaris 20, Polaris 11, and Polaris 12 chips.[10] 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.[11][12]

Chipset table[edit]

OpenCL (API)[edit]

OpenCL accelerates many scientific Software Packages against CPU up to factor 10 or 100 and more. Open CL 1.0 to 1.2 are supported for all Chips with Terascale and GCN Architecture. OpenCL 2.0 is supported with GCN 2nd Gen. or 1.2 and higher) [14] For OpenCL 2.1 and 2.2 only Driver Updates are necessary with OpenCL 2.0 conformant Cards.

Vulkan (API)[edit]

API Vulkan 1.0 is supported for all with GCN Architecture. Vulkan 1.1 (GCN 2nd Gen. or 1.2 and higher) will be supported with actual drivers in 2018.[14]

Desktop & Laptop[edit]

Model
(Codename)
Launch Architecture
(Fab)
Transistors
Die Size
Core Fillrate[a][b][c] Processing power[a][d]
(GFLOPS)
Memory TBP (W) Bus interface Release Price (USD)
Config[e] Clock[a] (MHz) Texture (GT/s) Pixel (GP/s) Single Double Bus type
& width
Size (GiB) Clock (MT/s) Band-
width (GB/s)
Radeon
520[15]
April 18, 2017 GCN 1st gen
(28 nm)
Unknown 320:20:4:5 1030 20.6 4.1 659 Unknown GDDR5
64-bit
1
2
4500 48 Unknown Unknown OEM
Radeon
530
GDDR5[16]
April 18, 2017 GCN 3rd gen
(28 nm)
Unknown 320:20:8:6
384:24:8:6
1024 24.6 8.2 655
786
Unknown GDDR5
64-bit
1
2
4[17]
Unknown Unknown OEM
Radeon
530
DDR3[16]
DDR3 Unknown Unknown
Radeon
RX 540
RX 540X
(Lexa)[18][19]
April 18, 2017
April 3, 2018
GCN 4th gen
(14 nm)
2.2×109
101 mm2
512:32:16:8 1219 39 19.5 1248 78 GDDR5
128-bit
2
4
6000 96 Unknown PCIe 3.0 x8 OEM
Radeon
RX 550
(Lexa)[20][21]
April 20, 2017 640:40:16:10 1100[22]
1183
35.2
37.9
17.6
18.9
1126
1211
70.4
75.7
7000 112 50 $79
Radeon
550X
(Lexa)[23]
April 11, 2018 640:40:16:10 1287 51.48 20.6 1647 103 GDDR5
64-bit
7000 56 50 Unknown
Radeon
RX 550X
(Lexa)[24]
April 3, 2018 512:40:16:8
640:40:16:10
1287 51.48 20.6 1318
1647
82.4
103
GDDR5
128-bit
7000 112 50 $79
Radeon
RX 560D[25][26][27]
July 2017 3.0×109
123 mm2
896:56:16:14 1090
1175
61.0
65.8
17,4
18.8
1953
2106
122,0
131.6
6000 96 65 Only available in China and through OEMs
Radeon
RX 560[f]
RX 560X
(Baffin)[28][25]
October 2017
April 3, 2018
896:56:16:14 1090
1175
61.0
65.8
17.4
18.8
1953
2106
122.0
131.6
7000 112 60-80 $99
Radeon
RX 560[f]
RX 560X
(Baffin)[29][21][30]
May 2017
April 3, 2018
1024:64:16:16 1175
1275
75.2
81.6
18.8
20.4
2406
2611
150.4
163.2
7000 112 60–80 $99
Radeon
RX 570
RX 570X (Polaris 20 XL)[31][21][32]
April 18, 2017
April 11, 2018
5.7×109
232 mm2
2048:128:32:32 1168
1244
149.5
159.2
37.4
39.8
4784
5095
299.0
318.4
GDDR5
256-bit
4
8
7000 224 150 PCIe 3.0 x16 $169
Radeon
RX 580
RX 580X (Polaris 20 XT)[33][21][34]
April 18, 2017
April 3, 2018
2304:144:32:36 1257
1340
181.0
193.0
40.2
42.9
5792
6175
362.0
385.9
8000 256 185 $199 (4 GB)
$229 (8 GB)
  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 : Compute Units
  6. ^ a b The RX 460 and RX 560 use the same Polaris 11 chip with 16 CUs (Compute Units). The RX 460 had two CUs disabled, while the original RX 560 had all 16 CUs available. In October 2017. AMD began selling RX 560s in identical configurations to the RX 460, as RX 560 (14CU).


Radeon Feature Matrix[edit]

The following table shows features of Radeon-branded GPU microarchitectures.

R100 R200 R300 R400 R500 R600 RV670 R700 Evergreen Northern
Islands
Southern
Islands
Sea
Islands
Volcanic
Islands
Arctic
Islands
Vega
Released Apr 2000 Aug 2001 Sep 2002 May 2004 Oct 2005 May 2007 Nov 2007 Jun 2008 Sep 2009 Oct 2010 Jan 2012 Sep 2013 Jun 2015 Jun 2016 Jun 2017
AMD support Ended Current
Instruction set Not publicly known TeraScale instruction set GCN instruction set
Microarchitecture TeraScale 1 (VLIW5) TeraScale 2 (VLIW5) TeraScale 3 (VLIW4) GCN 1st gen GCN 2nd gen GCN 3rd gen GCN 4th gen GCN 5th gen
Type Fixed pipeline[a] Programmable pixel & vertex pipelines Unified shader model
Direct3D 7.0 8.1 9.0
11 (9_2)
9.0b
11 (9_2)
9.0c
11 (9_3)
10.0
11 (10_0)
10.1
11 (10_1)
11 (11_0) 11 (11_1)
12 (11_1)
11 (12_0)
12 (12_0)
11 (12_1)
12 (12_1)
Shader model N/A 1.4 2.0+ 2.0b 3.0 4.0 4.1 5.0 5.1
6.0
OpenGL 1.3 2.0[b] 3.3 4.4[c] 4.6 with GLSL 4.5 (Linux 4.5+)
Vulkan N/A Linux Mesa 17+
Win 7+: 1.0
1.1
OpenCL N/A Close to Metal 1.1 1.2 2.0 (2.1 in Windows Adrenalin, 1.2 in Linux)
HSA N/A Yes
Power saving ? PowerPlay PowerTune PowerTune & ZeroCore Power
Video decoder ASIC N/A Avivo/UVD UVD+ UVD 2 UVD 2.2 UVD 3 UVD 4 UVD 4.2 UVD 5.0 or 6.0 UVD 6.3 UVD 7[35][d]
Video encoding ASIC N/A VCE 1.0 VCE 2.0 VCE 3.0 or 3.1 VCE 3.4 VCE 4.0[35][d]
TrueAudio N/A Via dedicated DSP Via shaders
FreeSync N/A 1
2
HDCP[e] ? 1.4 1.4
2.2
PlayReady[e] N/A 3.0
Max. displays[f] 1–2 2 2–6
Max. resolution ? 2–6 × 2560×1600 2–6 × 4096×2160 @ 60 Hz 2–6 × 5120×2880 @ 60 Hz 3 × 7680×4320 @ 60 Hz[36]
/drm/radeon[g] Yes N/A
/drm/amdgpu[g] N/A Experimental[37] Yes
  1. ^ The Radeon 100 Series has programmable pixel shaders, but do not fully comply with DirectX 8 or Pixel Shader 1.0. See article on R100's pixel shaders.
  2. ^ These series do not fully comply with OpenGL 2+ as the hardware does not support all types of non power of two (NPOT) textures.
  3. ^ OpenGL 4+ compliance requires supporting FP64 shaders and these are emulated on some TeraScale chips using 32-bit hardware.
  4. ^ a b The UVD and VCE were replaced by the Video Core Next (VCN) ASIC in the Raven Ridge APU implementation of Vega.
  5. ^ a b To play protected video content, it also requires card, operating system, driver, and application support. A compatible HDCP display is also needed for this. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup.
  6. ^ More displays may be supported with native DisplayPort connections, or splitting the maximum resolution between multiple monitors with active converters.
  7. ^ a b DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) is a component of the Linux kernel. Support in this table refers to the most current version.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ a b https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-530
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  19. ^ https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-540x
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  32. ^ https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-570x
  33. ^ https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-580
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