Radeon RX 580 2048SP Is Wolf In Sheep Clothing RX 570 8GB

Posted by at 1:06 pm on October 17, 2018

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

If you compare the specifications of the Radeon RX 580 2048SP and the Radeon RX 570 8GB, the similarities are clear. Ok, that is misleading, they are almost the same graphics card.

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


Well, AMD isn’t  fully wrong.  This is one of those depends on how you look at it deals.  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 a marketing truth. But some may call it shady or shenanigans to take advantage of the tech-savvy consumers and gamers in time for the holiday season.

The Radeon RX 580 2038SP hasn’t made its way to the west yet.

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