PowerColor Introduces Two RX 580 Red Devil Video Card Models
Ron Perillo / 2 years ago
After weeks of leaks and rumours, PowerColor’s Radeon RX 580 Red Devil graphics card has officially arrived in two different models: The RX 580 Red Devil 8GB GDDR5 and the RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample 8GB GDDR5. Both look identical with similar features including the GPU, dual-fan cooling, and dual- bios but differs with the size of the heatsink and factory overclock.
While the RX 570 is equipped with 2048 stream processors, the RX 580 GPU has 2304 SPs with a 2000 MHz memory clock speed on a 256-bit memory bus. Users can switch between the factory overclock and the silent-overclock preset BIOS on either RX 580 Red Devil and RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample with the former having a core clock of 1380 MHz (1355 MHz in silent mode) and the latter having a higher 1425 MHz core clock (1411MHz in silent mode).
Both RX 580 Red Devil versions have an 8-pin and a 6-pin power connector and have a 6+1 multi-phase GPU power design utilizing Driver MOSFETs. In terms of heatsink, the regular RX 580 Red Devil is equipped with four 8mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes while the Golden Sample version uses a combination of 8mm and 6mm heatpipes. Both use a pair of 10mm dual-ball bearing fans to actively cool the heatsink and the PCB below it, with a smart sensing technology that automatically stops the fan when the GPU temperature is detected to be below 60C for complete silence during most use.
A 1.5mm thick metal backplate is also pre-installed for added support and PCB integrity, preventing bending and sagging over time. Unlike the PowerColor RX 570 Red Devil however, the RX 580 Red Devil backplate is equipped with a red LED that lights up when in use.
|PowerColor Red Devil Series||RED DEVIL RX 580 GOLDEN||RED DEVIL RX 580|
|Graphic Engine||Radeon RX 580|
|Stream Processor||2304 Units|
|Video Memory||8GB GDDR5|
|Engine Clock||Up to 1425MHz||Up to 1380MHz|
|Memory Clock||2000MHz (8.0Gbps)|
|BUS Standard||PCIE 3.0|
|Standard Display Connectors||DVI-D/HDMI/DPx3|
|Extension Power Connector||One 6-pin + One 8-Pin PCIE Power Connector|
|Minimum System Power Requirement||600W||550W|