AMD announced the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card targeting the professional consumer market. This new GPU is based on the fourth-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and can perform graphic and arithmetic instructions in parallel.
The benefit of the dual GPU Radeon Pro Duo graphics card is that designers can now use two software packages simultaneously. Professionals can take advantage of the parallel computing power of the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card to accelerate compute-intensive tasks in computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, and other applications that support OpenCL.
Even if your application doesn’t support multi-GPU acceleration, this professional graphics card makes it possible to dedicate one GPU to the functions of separate applications concurrently, or to work with multiple 4K video streams in real-time. According to AMD, live content creation using the first GPU, with real-time rendering and/or ray tracing on the second GPU, is now possible.
Ogi Brkic, general manager, professional graphics, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD, said:
Today’s professional workflows continue to increase in complexity, often demanding that creators switch between a wide variety of applications to progress their work, pausing efforts in one application while computing resources are focused on another. We designed the Radeon Pro Duo to eliminate those constraints, empowering professionals to multi-task without compromise, dedicating GPU resources where and how they need them. It’s a continuation of our promise for Radeon Pro: to provide greater choice in how professionals practice their craft, enabling superior multi-tasking, accelerated applications, and powerful solutions for advanced workloads like VR.
The full-height single-slot Radeon Pro Duo features two Polaris 10 cores both operating at 1,243MHz with 2,304 stream processors each. Total compute power is listed at 11.45 TFLOPs. The 32GB of GDDR5 (16GB per core) operates at 7GHz for a total of 448GBps bandwidth. The Radeon Pro Duo graphics card can drive up to four 4K displays at 60Hz or one 5K or 8K display at 60Hz via the three DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3/HDR Ready outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output. Power is supplied via an 8+6-pin power connector.
Planned availability is the end of May at an expected $999 with a 2-year limited warranty and 24/7 technical support.
|AMD Radeon Pro Duo|
|GPU ARCHITECTURE||GCN 4th Generation|
|STREAM PROCESSORS||2,304 x2|
|PEAK PERFORMANCE||11.45 TFLOPS|
|PEAK ENGINE CLOCK||1,243MHz|
|MEMORY TYPE||32GB GDDR5 (16GB per GPU)|
|MEMORY INTERFACE||256 bit x2|
|MEMORY DATA RATE/ BANDWIDTH||7Gbps / 448GBps|
|TYPICAL BOARD POWER||<250 W|
|AMD FREESYNC™ TECHNOLOGY||Yes|
|AMD CROSSFIRE™ PRO TECHNOLOGY||Yes|
|DISPLAY OUTPUT CONNECTORS||3x DP, 1x HDMI|
|DISPLAYPORT VERSION||1.4 – HBR3/HDR Ready6|
|5K SUPPORT @ 60 HZ||1x single-cable 5K monitor, or 2x dual-cable 5K monitors|
|8K SUPPORT @ 30 HZ||1x single-cable 8K monitor|
|8K SUPPORT @ 60 HZ||1x dual-cable 8K monitor|
|DISPLAY COLOR DEPTH||10-bit Support|
|STEREO 3D OUTPUT (3-PIN DIN)||No|
|API SUPPORT||DirectX 12 OpenGL 4.5 OpenCL 2.0 Vulkan 1.0|
|OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT||Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Linux 64-bit|
|FORM FACTOR||Full-Height Single Slot 12” Length|