Rx 580 8gb 2048sp: AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP Specs

AMD Sells Radeon RX 570 As Radeon RX 580 2048SP

AMD China has listed the new Radeon RX 580 2048SP on its website, which in reality is a Radeon RX 570 8GB in disguise.

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At first sight, the Radeon RX 580 2048SP appears to be a cut-down version of the original Radeon RX 580, which comes equipped with 2304 Stream Processors. However, if you compare the specifications of the Radeon RX 580 2048SP and the Radeon RX 570 8GB, the similarities are clear. And no, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. They are the same graphics card. The only true difference resides in the Radeon RX 580 2048SP’s boost clock, which is 40MHz higher than the Radeon RX 570 8GB. But is that sufficient to pass it as another SKU? At least, we don’t think so.

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Row 0 — Cell 0 Radeon RX 580  Radeon RX 580 2048SP Radeon RX 570 8GB
Stream Processors 2304 2048 2048
Base Clock 1257MHz 1168MHz 1168MHz
Boost Clock 1340MHz 1284MHz 1244MHz
Memory Size & Type 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5
Memory Clock 2000MHz 1750MHz 1750MHz
Memory Bandwidth 256GB/s 224GB/s 224GB/s
Memory Interface 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Compute Units 36 32 32
ROPs 32 32 32
Texture Units 144 128 128
Peak Pixel Fill-Rate Up to 42. 88 GP/s Up to 39.808 GP/s Up to 39.808 GP/s
Peak Texture Fill-Rate Up to 192.96 GT/s Up to 159.231 GT/s Up to 159.231 GT/s
Max Performance Up to 6.2 TFLOPs Up to 5.1 TFLOPs Up to 5.1 TFLOPs

In AMD’s defense, the company has every right to name its products however it sees fit. Technically, AMD isn’t wrong. A Radeon RX 570 8GB is essentially a Radeon RX 580 with 256 less Stream Processors so calling it a Radeon RX 580 2038SP is valid in a way. We have to applaud AMD for its creativity. But some will think it’s a shady move on AMD’s part for pulling a fast one on less tech-savvy consumers.

At the time of writing, the Radeon RX 580 2038SP hasn’t made its way to the Western Hemisphere yet. However, Chinese online retailer JD. com has the 4GB variant of the Radeon RX 580 2038SP listed for 1349 yuan, which translates to $195.03 and coincides roughly with the pricing of an aftermarket Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4GB.

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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) full review


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October 2, 2022


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AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP)

AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) complete review of its Architecture, Frequency, Memory specifications, Cores & Texture, Video features, etc…

Name and Architecture:

Manufacturer: AFOX
Model: Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) 4GB
Architecture: Graphics Core Next 4. 0
Fabrication process: 14 nm
Transistors: 5.7 billion
Bus interface: PCI-E 3.0 x 16

Well we don’t know the purpose of this GPU, because its more similar to the RX 570, this GPU has similar specs as the RX 570, Cuda cores, power consumption, Vram, Memory clock, almost everything is the same but still, this GPU is faster than the RX 570. This gpu has 5.7Billion transistors but it was launched after one year of the launch of RX 570. Let’s review it and see why it’s faster than the RX 570.


Graphics clock: 1168 MHz
Boost clock: 1284 MHz

Well the base clock and boost clock are the same as the RX 570. The base frequency of this GPU is 1168 MHz which is faster than most new GPUs. The Boost Clock is also faster than other GPUs at this point which is 1284 MHz the base frequency is going to help in mostly GPU-bound games like Call of Duty Warzone.

Memory specifications:

Memory size: 4096 MB
Memory type: GDDR5
Memory clock: 1750 MHz
Memory clock (effective): 7000 MHz
Memory interface width: 256 bit
Memory bandwidth: 224.0 GB/s

AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with a frequency of 1750 MHz. Which is really fast compared to its predecessors. The memory clock of this GPU is 7 GHz which is amazingly fast and don’t forget this GPU is also power full. This GPU interface is 256-Bit. The memory bandwidth is a lot faster than its predecessor also. Like it’s faster than AMD Radeon RX 460 and AMD Radeon RX 560. The memory bandwidth is freaking 224 GB/s which is awesome.   The cache memories are also good in terms of performance. The L2 cache memory is 2MB which is impressive. The memory clock of this AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) is 7 GHz which will help in boosting game performance.

Cores & Texture:

Compute units: 32
Color ROPs: 32
Stream processors: 2048
Texture units: 128
Decoders: Adobe Flash
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0
MPEG 2 (SH & HD)
MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
MVC (Blu-ray 3D)

AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) has 2048 Stream Processors. The Cuda cores are more than AMD Radeon RX 460 and AMD Radeon RX 560. There are also 32 ROPs that help in rotating, resizing, and much more. There are 128 Texture Units. There are also 32 Compute units that help with the CPU performance to get the most out of this GPU.

Electric characteristics:

Maximum power draw: 150W

This GPU’s maximum power consumption is 150W compared to its predecessor’s 280W. There are also many variants of this GPU that can be further overclocked thus eating more power. Which allows the users to get more out of the GPU. The power limit of this GPU is around 180W which is a lot to get faster performance when it’s overclocked. You can get 10-15% more FPS when it’s overclocked but I would not recommend that, if you don’t know about overclocking.

Video features:

Multi-monitor: Up to 5 displays
Maximum digital resolution: 7680 x 4320
Maximum DP resolution: 7680 x 4320
Maximum DVI resolution: 2560 x 1600
Maximum HDMI resolution: 4096 x 3112
Anti-Aliasing technologies: 24 x MSAA
24 x SSAA
Adaptive AA
MLAA 2. 0
HDMI version: 2.0b

The max monitor support increases with the increase of new technologies and with new updates from monitors, TVs, etc. the GPU’s updates as well. This GPU can support maximum display at 4K with up to 4 monitors. There are vainest with different display outputs. But you will find more than 4 display connectors. There are some variants with thunderbolt displays at well. But there will be 2 display ports 1.4 and 2 HDMI 2.0b connectors. The display port can support 4K at 120Hz which is amazing. Because there will be no lags, no delays with this new DP version.


Pixel fill rate: 41.09 Gigapixels/s
Texture fill rate: 164.35 Gigatexels/s
Single precision compute power: 385.9 GFLOPS

The pixel fill rate of This GPU has scored 41. 09 Gigapixels/which is amazingly fast compared to its predecessors. The texture fill rate also scores 164.35 Gigatexels/s. The single computing also scores 4632.32 GFLOPS, and double precision computes power scores 385.9 GFLOPS this is amazingly fast. In terms of performance, this GPU is faster than RTX 3080.

External connectors:

Standard display connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
Dual-Link DVI-D
Power connectors: 1 x 8-pin
Audio input for HDMI: Yes

Well, one of the most important and key factors about this GPU is its power consumption. This GPU is not that power-hungry. This GPU needs 1 x 8-pin connectors. There are also 2 display ports, 1 HDMI, 1 Type C port, which is really great for multiple monitors. There is also Audio input from HDMI which also helps with these new monitors.


Length: 7.09 inches (180 mm)
Width: Dual-Slot

These days the size of the GPU is also important because there are a lot of cases that don’t fit some long GPUs. This GPU is 7.09 inches which can fit in most PC cases. Plus the GPU is also Dual-slot which helps in heat overflow.

Features & Support:

Other features: Direct Compute 12
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power
ATI/AMD PowerPlay
HD3D Technology
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support
Open CL support: 2.0
OpenGL support: 4.6
DirectX support: 12.0
Mantle support: Yes
Vulkan support: 1.1.108
Shader model: 6.4

There are a lot of new features in this GPU, and they are updated over time. The most amazing new features of this GPU are Direct Compute 12, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore Power, ATI/AMD PowerPlay, HD3D Technology, HDCP, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support, etc. This AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) has Open CL support 2.0 which is a lot more efficient than the last gen Open CL. This will help in boost performance. AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) also has Open GL 4.6 support which is also faster than the Open GL 4.5. AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) also has DirectX 12 ultimate support. The Vulkan support is also 1.1 which makes the drivers experience more up-to-date. The Shader model makes the texture experience more accurate and more efficient and fast. AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) has the Shader model 6.4.

Gaming Experience:

The gaming experience of this GPU is on another level. AMD Radeon RX 580 (2048SP) has the fastest memories, fast clock speeds, faster memory clock speeds, more Cuda cores, the newest architecture, and higher bandwidth.