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PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 Review

PowerColor is an AIB vendor with a long history of producing AMD videocards, and today we are taking a look at one of their RX 580 offerings. The PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 is a factory-overclocked RX 580 featuring, you guessed it, 8GB of GDDR5. While there is a more limited-quantity  “Golden Sample” version of the Red Devil with a higher GPU clock speed, this card shares the same specifications and comes with a 40MHz boost speed increase of 1380MHz over the stock 1340MHz reference design. As AMD’s current high-end offering in the RX 500 series, the RX 580 is an updated version of the RX 480, which sees improved performance due to platform maturation and manufacturing improvements. Let’s take a look at what the PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8Gb GDDR5 has to offer.

STANDOUT FEATURES

As with all products, there are a few standout features on the PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 that we would like to cover. Without standout features to differentiate one product from another, we would live in a pretty boring world. Lets take a look at what makes the PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 stand out from the crowd.

Factory Overclocked – For those users looking for a little boost, the Red Devil comes with a 40MHz boost speed increase from the stock 1340MHz up to 1380MHz. We took things a bit further with our sample, and nearly reached the 1425MHz of the Golden Sample units from PowerColor. Keep reading to see just how far we made it, and the performance increases we saw. The Red Devil also has a two-way switch on the PCB that allows you to swap to a lower clock of 1355MHz for a quieter experience.

Mute Fan Technology – PowerColor designed the cooling solution on the Red Devil RX 580 with enough headroom to allow the fans to come to a stop when below 60C. When using a PC equipped with the Red Devil for non-gaming tasks, the silence of this card is a great feature.

Metal Backplate – For added protection and support, the Red Devil features a 1.5mm backplate, with a brushed finish and cooling holes for components below. The backplate is also home to a pentagram-style design, which suits the name of the card, but may be found offensive to some potential customers.

SPECIFICATIONS

Graphics EngineRADEON RX 580
Video Memory8GB GDDR5
Engine Clockup to 1380MHz with boost
Memory Clock2000MHz x4 (8.0Gbps)
Memory Interface256bit
DirectX® Support12
Bus StandardPCIE 3.0
Standard Display ConnecorsDL DVI-D/ HDMI/ DisplayPort x3
Feature Support
OpenGLSupport
CrossFireX™ TechnologySupport
ATI Stream TechnologySupport
ATI Eyefinity TechnologySupport
ATI Hypermemory Technology
Display Support
VGA Output
DVI OutputDL DVI-D
DisplayPortDisplayPort x3
HDMIOn Board
TV Output
HDTV Output
HDCP SupportSupport
Maximum Resolution
VGA
DVI2560×1600
DisplayPort4096×2160
HDMI4096×2160
Power Specs + Board Dimensions
Board Dimensions255mm*157mm*46mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W)550W
Extension Power ConnectorOne 6-Pin and One 8-Pin PCI Express Power connectors

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