On April 26 AMD will launch the world’s most powerful graphics card, we are referring to the AMD Radeon Pro Duo, which reaches 16 TFLOPs power through the use of two Dual-Fiji GPU core manufactured @28nm with 4096 Stream Processors, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs @1.00 GHz each supported a total of 8 GB of HBM running at @ 500 MHz memory. Despite the announcement of NVIDIA Pascal GP100 that gives life to the Tesla P100, the Radeon Pro Duo is still more powerful with a difference 4.4 TFLOPs power (Tesla P100 is cut down GP100 with 10.6 TFLOPs. Full GP100 is 12 TFLOPs), in addition to being optimized for operation in both professional gaming environments as opposed to NVIDIA Tesla P100 which is focused on the professional market only.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo will arrive on April 26
AMD Radeon Pro Duo is up to 51 percent faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z. The new GPU is also making use of an advanced water cooling system water to keep the stable temperatures (manufactured by Cooler Master), in order to power this beast you need three PCI-Express 8-pin connectors, and its price could be around $1499 US Dollars, a pitch that must be recognized that it is quite late with Polaris just around the corner.
According to the latest press release published on the company’s website, it is stated that,
AMD today introduced the world’s most powerful platform for virtual reality (VR), capable of both creating and consuming VR content. AMD’s Radeon™ Pro Duo with its LiquidVR™ SDK is a platform aimed at most all aspects of VR content creation: from entertainment to education, journalism, medicine and cinema. With an astonishing 16 teraflops of compute performance, AMD offers a complete solution aimed at all aspects of the VR developer lifestyle: developing content more rapidly for tomorrow’s killer VR experiences while at work, and playing the latest DirectX® 12 experiences at maximum fidelity while off work.
AMD continues to solve major problems developers face by reducing latency and accelerating the VR pipeline through close collaboration with the content development community and with AMD LiquidVR™ technology. AMD’s next step in advancing VR is with the new AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo, an incredibly advanced and powerful dual-GPU board that delivers the horsepower needed by VR designers, content creators, and for VR content consumers.
“More powerful computing platforms are rapidly leading to greater immersive experiences, said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “This is most evident with VR which demands ever higher compute performance with rock solid consistency. Our new AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo with our LiquidVR™ SDK is the world’s fastest platform for both content creation and consumption1, enabling a world class graphics and VR experience.”
AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo is the initial product of the AMD VR Ready Creator line. The AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo with the LiquidVR™ SDK is also the platform of choice for Crytek’s VR First™ initiative for nurturing new talent in the field of virtual reality development by powering virtual reality labs in colleges and universities worldwide.
“As a state of the art platform, the AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo with the LiquidVR™ SDK is the perfect choice as the graphics standard for Crytek’s VR First™ initiative,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO, Crytek. “As a graphics card that bridges the needs of both VR content creators and content consumers, it’s extremely fitting hardware to supply to the brightest up-and-coming developers, who will surely shape the future of virtual reality and immersive computing.”