Radeon X300-X600 Series

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ATi Radeon X300–X600 Series
Release date 2004–2005
Architecture Radeon R300
Radeon R400
Transistors and fabrication process
Cards
Entry-level X300, X550, X600 SE, X600
Mid-range X550 XT, X600 PRO
High-end X550 XTX, X600 XT
API support
Direct3D Direct3D 9.0b
Shader Model 2.0b
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
History
Predecessor Radeon 9000 Series
Successor Radeon X700 Series

ATI released the Radeon X300 and X600 boards. These were based on the RV370 (110 nm process) and RV380 (130 nm Low-K process) GPU respectively. They were nearly identical to the chips used in Radeon 9550 and 9600, only differing in that they were native PCI Express offerings. These were very popular for Dell and other OEM companies to sell in various configurations; connectors: DVI vs. DMS-59, card height: full-height vs. half-height.

Later the Radeon X550 was launched, using the same chip as Radeon X300 graphics card (RV370).

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[1][d]
Video encoding ASIC N/A VCE 1.0 VCE 2.0 VCE 3.0 or 3.1 VCE 3.4 VCE 4.0[1][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[2]
/drm/radeon[g] Yes N/A
/drm/amdgpu[g] N/A Experimental[3] 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.

X300-X600 series[edit]

  • All models include DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • All models use a PCI-E x16 interface
Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Memory (MiB) Core clock (MHz) Memory clock (MHz) Config core1 Fillrate Memory
MOperations/s MPixels/s MTexels/s MVertices/s Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type Bus width (bit)
Radeon X300 June 21, 2004 RV370 (hari) 110 64, 128 325 400 4:2:4:4 1300 1300 1300 162.5 6.4 DDR 128
Radeon X300 LE June 21, 2004 RV370 (hari) 110 64, 128 325 400 4:2:4:4 1300 1300 1300 162.5 6.4 DDR 128
Radeon X300 SE June 21, 2004 RV370 (hari) 110 64, 128 325 400 4:2:4:4 1300 1300 1300 162.5 3.2 DDR 64
Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory April 4, 2005 RV370 (hari) 110 32, 64, 128 onboard + up to 128 system 325 600 4:2:4:4 1300 1300 1300 162.5 3.2 DDR 64
Radeon X550 June 21, 2005 RV370 (hari) 110 128, 256 400 500 4:2:4:4 1600 1600 1600 200 8 DDR 128
Radeon X550 XT Jan 24, 2007 RV410 110 128, 256 400 300 4:6:4:4 1600 1600 1600 600 9.6 GDDR3 128
Radeon X550 XTX Jan 24, 2007 RV410 110 128, 256 400 300 8:6:8:8 3200 3200 3200 600 9.6 GDDR3 128
Radeon X600 SE September 1, 2004 RV370 110 128 325 250 4:2:4:4 1300 1300 1300 163 4.0 DDR 64
Radeon X600 September 1, 2004 RV370 110 256 400 250 4:2:4:4 1600 1600 1600 200 8.0 DDR 128
Radeon X600 PRO June 21, 2004 RV380 130 128, 256 400 300 4:2:4:4 1600 1600 1600 200 9.6 DDR 128
Radeon X600 XT June 21, 2004 RV380 130 128, 256 500 370 4:2:4:4 2000 2000 2000 250 11.84 DDR 128

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Killian, Zak (22 March 2017). "AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux". Tech Report. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Radeon's next-generation Vega architecture" (PDF). radeon.com. Radeon Technologies Group (AMD). 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ Larabel, Michael (7 December 2016). "The Best Features Of The Linux 4.9 Kernel". Phoronix. Retrieved 7 December 2016.