The PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon V2
with semi-passive dual-fan cooler reaches a maximum clock of 1.350 MHz. The 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM is clocked at 4.000 MHz (8.000 MHz effective) and is connected via a 256-Bit memory interface to the GPU. An 8-Pin power connector supplies the 25,5 cm long graphics card with power and a power supply capable of delivering 500 Watts is recommended.
The PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon V2 provides a basic dual-fan cooler which allows the RX 580 to reach a strong boost clock of 1.350 MHz. For improved stability and an equal distribution of weight from the heatsink, the RX 580 Red Dragon V2 offers a backplate that enables slightly improved cooling at the rear of the PCB.
The Features of the PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon V2:
- Semi-passive basic dual-fan cooler
- Boost clock max. 1.350 MHz
- 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Memory frequency: 4.000 MHz (8.000 MHz effective)
- 1× 8-Pin power connector
- VR Ready
The AMD Radeon RX 580 in Detail
The Polaris graphics chips of the Radeon RX 500 series are manufactured using the new optimised 14 nm FinFET-LPP process
, which allows the performance in comparison to the RX 400 series to be increased. With 2.304 Shader Units, the same number as that of the Radeon RX 480, the Radeon RX 580 still delivers almost 10 percent more computational power in comparison to its direct predecessor. The reason for this performance increase lies in the process optimisations that have enabled increased boost clock speeds.
The Polaris 20 chip used in the Radeon RX 580 is similar to the Polaris 10 with the exception of the boost clock speeds, and it profits from the 4th gen Graphics Core Next architecture (GCN 1.3). Some of the innovative features within the Polaris architecture include, among other things, a new command processor, a geometry processor, new multimedia cores, an optimised display engine as well as an improved memory controller. Other supported technologies include Async Computer, Vulkan, DirectX 12 and AMD's FreeSync 2 technology
The Radeon RX 500 series relies on the same control-, power saving- and clock-rate technologies used in the RX 400 series, correspondingly and due to process optimisations the RX 580 is capable of a markedly reduced TDP of just 185 Watts. Monitors can be connected via DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI-D to the graphics card and, thanks to EyeFinity technology, up to four monitors can be connected in a multi-display setup. The 2.0b HDMI outputs in 4K/UHD resolutions at 60 Hertz
and HDCP 2.2 offers the ability to send an receive protected content (4K streming, 4K Blu-Rays), while the DP 1.4 port even supports 8K at 60 Hz.
In order for the card to reach its maximum potential, new drivers should be downloaded and installed at regular intervals from the AMD or Sapphire websites.