Radeon Sky 500 

Released March, 2013
  • 950 MHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5

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Features Key features of the Radeon Sky 500

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon Sky 500
153.6 GB/s
Radeon Sky 700
264 GB/s
Radeon RX 480
256 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon Sky 500
30.4 GPixel/s
Radeon RX 480
40.5 GPixel/s
Radeon Sky 700
28.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon Sky 500
76 GTexel/s
Radeon RX 480
182.3 GTexel/s
Radeon Sky 700
100.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Sky 500
2,432 GFLOPS
Radeon RX 480
5,834 GFLOPS
Radeon Sky 700
3,226 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon Sky 500

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon Sky 500

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WCCF Recommended PC for the Year 2013 – $500 Mark and $1000 Mark

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These prices were fetched using an automated tool and will tend to fluctuate though the approximate price should be $500.
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That is relatively higher compared to 16 GB featured on Knights Corner but we are comparing DDR4 against GDDR5 here.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Pitcairn
Clock speed 950 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 30.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 76 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,432 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W
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