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AMD Venus

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Venus
Adelaar
Adelaar
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CU Diagram
CU Diagram
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LDS Diagram
AMD's Venus GPU uses the GCN 1.0 architecture and is made using a 28 nm production process at TSMC. With a die size of 123 mm² and a transistor count of 1,500 million it is a small chip. Venus supports DirectX 12.0 (Feature Level 11_1). It features 640 shading units, 40 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs.
Further reading: GCN 1.0 Architecture Whitepaper, Southern Islands Instruction Set Architecture

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Venus
Architecture
GCN 1.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
1,500 million
Density
12.2M / mm²
Die Size
123 mm²
Released
Apr 1st, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
5.1
Compute
GFX6
ROCm
No

Render Config

Shading Units
640
TMUs
40
ROPs
16
Compute Units
10
Z-Stencil
64
ACEs
2
GEs
1
L1 Cache
16 KB per CU
L2 Cache
256 KB
Max. TDP
45 W

All GCN 1.0 GPUs

Graphics cards using the AMD Venus GPU

Name Chip Memory Shaders TMUs ROPs GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock
AMD Radeon HD 8830M Venus LE 2 GB 640 40 16 575 MHz 625 MHz 1000 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 8850M Venus PRO 2 GB 640 40 16 575 MHz 625 MHz 1000 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 8870M Venus XT 2 GB 640 40 16 725 MHz 775 MHz 1125 MHz
AMD Radeon R9 M270X Venus XT 2 GB 640 40 16 725 MHz 775 MHz 1000 MHz
AMD FirePro S4000X Venus XT 2 GB 640 40 16 725 MHz 775 MHz 1125 MHz
AMD FirePro M5100 Venus XT 2 GB 640 40 16 725 MHz 775 MHz 1125 MHz
AMD Radeon E8860 Adelaar 2 GB 640 40 16 575 MHz 625 MHz 1125 MHz
AMD Radeon R9 M275 Venus XTX 2 GB 640 40 16 900 MHz 925 MHz 1000 MHz
AMD Radeon R9 M265X Venus PRO 2 GB 640 40 16 575 MHz 625 MHz 1000 MHz
AMD Radeon R9 M275X Venus XTX 2 GB 640 40 16 900 MHz 925 MHz 1125 MHz
AMD Radeon R9 A375 Venus XTX 2 GB 640 40 16 900 MHz 925 MHz 1125 MHz

Venus GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Southern Islands
Chip Variant: Cape Verde
CLRX Version: GCN 1.0
Graphics/Compute: GFX6 (gfx601)
Display Core Engine: 6.0
Unified Video Decoder: 4.0
Video Compression Engine: 1.0