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AMD Releases Radeon Pro Duo: Dual Fiji, 350W, $1500

These recent years we have seen a slow but steady buildup of VR from both technological developments to growing enthusiasm shown by consumers and the industry. Today AMD is releasing the Radeon Pro Duo to the market as their first card targeted at VR developers. This card is not being directly aimed at gamers, despite the capability under the hood, but focuses on official support for professional software. Additionally, multiple initiatives are being both spearheaded and supported by AMD and others to encourage growth in the VR sector.

 

Gallery: AMD Radeon Pro Duo

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo was first announced back in March, with the card is being marketed for VR content creation first and foremost. With this card, AMD is promoting the ability to allocate one GPU per eye while powering VR experiences. This way the case is opened up for performance beyond what any other single card can offer today. Another use case for developers is offloading compute work to the second GPU while the first is used for graphical work which can make for a much smoother experience during demanding a workflow.

Gaming is definitely possible on Radeon Pro Duo and alongside the FirePro drivers for content creators, Radeon drivers will be available. The Pro Duo will not see validation for as many applications as a true FirePro card, but official support will be provided for applications important to gaming content creation such as Autodesk, Maya, and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve.

AMD GPU Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon R9 Fury AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Stream Processors 2 x 4096 4096 3584 2 x 2816
Texture Units 2 x 256 256 224 2 x 176
ROPs 2 x 64 64 64 2 x 64
Boost Clock 1000MHz 1050MHz 1000MHz 1018MHz
Memory Clock 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 5Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 2 x 4096-bit 4096-bit 4096-bit 2 x 512-bit
VRAM 2 x 4GB 4GB 4GB 2 x 4GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/8
TrueAudio Y Y Y Y
Transistor Count 2 x 8.9B 8.9B 8.9B 2 x 6.2B
Typical Board Power 350W 275W 275W 500W
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1.1
GPU Fiji Fiji Fiji Hawaii
Launch Date Q2 2016 06/24/2015 07/14/2015 04/21/2014
Launch Price $1499 $649 $549 $1499

The Radeon Pro Duo is essentially and effectively two Radeon R9 Nanos together on a single PCB. At a high level, the Pro Duo should give us up to twice the performance at twice the power consumption (plus a bit extra for PCIe switches). To remove heat, the card comes with a closed loop cooler similar to that found on AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X. This cooler, unlike the one found on the R9 295X2, provides a complete liquid cooling solution covering the VRMs on both GPUs along with the GPUs themselves. For reference, the pipes on this one are 540 mm long, and the double-thick radiator with fan comes in at 63 mm

Moving past the cooling solution we get three full sized DisplayPort connectors and one full-size HDMI port. On the side of the card there are three 8-pin PCIe power connectors which will do more than an adequate job of supplying the rated 350W power draw. Note that 350W is the equivalent of dual R9 Nano cards (rated at 175W a piece), and will be clocked similarly. The reactive frequency adjustments to heavily loading, by inference, are likely to be similar but we expect AMD to be using low-power binned parts for their new high-end card.

The Radeon Pro Duo is launching today at $1500, or three times the current price of the R9 Nano. That’s a $500 price premium to combine two cards into one. Even with the price, AMD is keen to admit that the Radeon Pro Duo is now the single fastest graphics card on the market since the competition doesn’t offer a similar product at this time. From our perspective at AnandTech, we still advise that users are better off investing in a single powerful GPU first, and only scaling out into SLI/CF when requirements for extreme performance are such that a single GPU solution cannot provide. With VR, it stands a good chance at pushing gaming machines harder than anything we’ve seen so far, especially when trying to maintain a smooth and low latency experience. It all depends on the workflow and subsequent frame rendering methods used.

Alongside all of this news and information is renewed attention for several initiatives AMD is taking part in. AMD has placed the Radeon Pro Duo as the first card in their AMD VR Ready Creator Line. The goal being that the Pro Duo, coupled with Liquid VR, will create a powerful and capable platform to develop future VR experiences. The AMD VR Ready Creator Line is also the platform of choice for Crytek’s VR First initiative, which intends to foster growth in the VR industry by supporting developers by powering virtual reality labs in colleges and universities around the world.

We are approaching a crossroads between the outgoing GPU generation and the upcoming cards coming out later this year. The Radeon Pro Duo is part of an outgoing generation but aims to provide a competent platform for VR content creation following known architecture guidelines. Along with the new hardware released today, there are many initiatives in motion that aim to encourage growth in VR, and new hardware will continue to be an important tool for creating innovative experiences moving forward.

We have already seen Tmall post up an early listing for an XFX variant of the Pro Duo, and retailers should be showing other OEMs variants today as well. At current, AMD's base design is expected to be the sole variant of the Pro Duo.

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo - The Dual Fiji Behemoth Now Selling For $799.99

AMD’s flagship graphics card, the Radeon Pro Duo has received a major price cut from AIB partners. The once $1500 US graphics card is now selling for just $799.99 US on various retail sites.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo – The Fiji Behemoth Now Selling For $799.99 US

The price cut is not region specific and the card is on discount in both North American and Asia Pacific regions. The discounts range from 31% up to 46% which is a major drop from its original price. The card launched in April, 2016. It was regarded as the flagship product in the Radeon lineup and was positioned as a workstation and gaming product.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo – The Specs of RTG’s Fastest Card To Date

The Radeon Pro Duo features two full fledged Fiji GPUs. It packs a total of 128 compute units in two GPUs, each of which comprises 4096 shaders. The total core count of the card is 8192 which is the highest on any GPU to date. Each core features 64 raster operation units and 256 texture mapping units. The GPU core operates at 1000 MHz.

At the rated clock speeds, the card delivers 512 GT/s texture fill rates and 128 GP/s pixel fill rates. The card was designed to power 4K gaming and professional content and features AMD’s Liquid VR and FireRender technologies for the best app-level support. This allows the card to deliver 16 TFLOPs of 32-bit single precision compute which is currently the highest any graphics card offers. AMD’s Vega 10 based Instinct MI25 will pack 12.5 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance.

On the memory side, the Radeon Pro Duo is the first workstation class graphics card that comes with HBM memory. The first generation memory is clocked at 500 MHz to deliver 512 GB/s bandwidth. Each GPU comes with 4 GB HBM VRAM that operates along a 4096-bit wide memory interface. Theoretically, applications designed for the workstation specific workloads can harness the 1 TB/s bandwidth off both chips (512 GB/s each).

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Specifications:

Graphics Card NameAMD FirePro S9170AMD FirePro S9300 X2AMD Radeon Pro DuoAMD Instinct MI25
Graphics Card SegmentHPCHPCWorkstation/GamingHPC
Graphics CoreHawaii XTFiji XT x2Fiji XT x2Vega 10
Process Node28nm Process28nm Process28nm Process14nm FinFET
Stream Processors28164096 x24096 x24096
Core Clock930 MHz850 MHz1000 MHz1536 MHz
FP32 Compute5.2 TFLOPs13.9 TFLOPs16.38 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
FP64 Compute2.6 TFLOPs0.8 TFLOPs0.9 TFLOPs750 GFLOPs
VRAM32 GB GDDR54 GB HBM x24 GB HBM x216 GB HBM2
Bus Interface512-bit4096-bit x24096-bit x22048-bit
Memory Clock5.0 GHz500 MHz x2500 MHz x21000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s512 GB/s x2512 GB/s x2512 GB/s
TDP / Cooling275W / Passive300W / Passive350W / Liquid AIO300W / Passive
LaunchQ3 2015Q2 2016Q2 20161H 2017
Price$3999 US$5999 US$1499 USTBD

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Also Selling Close To $299 US

Aside from the Radeon Pro Duo, the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card has also received an AIB specific price cut from XFX. This specific model is selling for $308 US which is pretty close to what some custom RX 480’s sell for these days. The Radeon R9 Fury X used to retail for $650 US back when it was launched and still packs a lot of GPU performance.

The price cuts come as most AIBs are clearing stock of older cards in anticipation of the upcoming Vega based flagship products. Expect more details on them soon, around GDC time.

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Dual Fiji Unleashed

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Specifications

After almost a year of sneak peeks and strategic demos, AMD has finally begun shipping its dual-Fiji GPU powered graphics card, the Radeon Pro Duo. AMD is positioning the Radeon Pro Duo as a card for “gamers who create, and creators who game” and for budding VR developers in need of some monstrous compute performance, though the simple fact that it is packing a pair of AMD's current top-end GPUs will make it interesting to hardcore gamers with big budgets as well.

If you would like a refresher on the underlying technologies at work on the Radeon Pro Duo, we have a few articles we'd recommend perusing. Our Radeon R9 Fury X review covers many of specific features and capabilities of the Fuji GPU employed on this card. We've also got some detail regarding the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) used on Fiji, and cover Asynchronous Compute as well. Though the Radeon Pro Duo is a new product in AMD's stack, and the first in the company's VR Ready Creator line, it is fundamentally similar to the R9 Fury series, since they're based on the same underlying GPU technology.

With that said, we've got all of the speeds and feeds for the Radeon Pro Duo listed for you below and will cover many of its specific features on the paged ahead...

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo, Dual GPU Graphics Card
AMD Radeon Pro Duo
Specifications & Features
Radeon Pro Duo R9 Nano R9 Fury X
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 8192 (4096 x 2) 4096 4096
Compute Units 128 (64 x 2) 64 64
Engine Clock Up To 1GHz Up To 1GHz Up To 1.05GHz
Compute Performance 16.38 TFLOPS 8.19 TFLOPS 8.6 TFLOPS
Texture Units 512 (256 x 2) 256 256
Texture Fill-Rate 512 GT/s 256 GT/s 268 GT/s
ROPs 128 (64 x 2) 64 64
Pixel Fill-Rate 128 GP/s 64 GP/s 67.2 GP/s
Z/Stencil 512 256 256
Memory Configuration 8GB HBM (4GB x 2) 4GB HBM 4GB HBM
Memory Interface 4096-bit x 2 4096-bit 4096-bit
Memory Speed / Data Rate 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth Up To 1024 GB/s Up To 512 GB/s Up To 512 GB/s
Power Connectors 3 x 8-Pin 1 x 8-Pin 2 x 8-Pin
Typical Board Power 350 W 175 W 275 W
PCIe Standard PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0
API Support DX12, Vulkan, Mantle DX12, Vulkan, Mantle DX12, Vulkan, Mantle
FreeSync Support Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Super Resolution Yes Yes Yes
Frame Rate Target Control Yes Yes Yes
         As we've mentioned, the Radeon Pro Duo is built around a pair of AMD’s Fiji GPUs. Like most GPUs from the last couple of generations, Fiji is manufactured using TSMC’s 28nm process – the ASICs used here are the very same ones featured on the Fury X and Fury Nano. We've got the full list of specifications side-by-side with a couple of other high-end Radeons above for comparison.The AMD Radeon Pro Duo, Front ViewEach AMD Fiji GPU is comprised of roughly 8.9B transistors and has a die size of 596mm2. Keep in mind though, other parts of Fiji, like its 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and Interposer (which is used to connect the GPU to the HBM) are not accounted for in that die size. The total for the entire assembly is roughly 1011mm2 per GPU, and there are two on the Radeon Pro Duo.The AMD Radeon Pro Duo With Liquid-Cooling Courtesy Of CoolerMasterThe Fiji GPUs used on the Radeon Pro Duo feature 4096 stream processors each, for a total of 8192 per card. The memory bus width is 4096-bits wide per GPU, and each is packing 4GB of integrated HBM memory, for a total of 8GB. The 256 texture units per GPU get doubled to 512 on the card too, as do the total number of ROPs – there are 64 per GPU, for a total of 128 on the Radeon Pro Duo.

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo, With Closed-Loop Liquid Cooling

At its reference clocks of up to 1GHz (GPU) and 500MHz (HBM), the Radeon Pro Duo offers peak compute performance of 16.38 TFLOPs, up to 512 GT/s of texture fill-rate, 128 GP/s of pixel fill-rate, and a whopping 1024GB/s of aggregate memory bandwidth – it’s essentially equivalent to a pair of Radeon R9 Nanos running in CrossFire on a single card. The compute performance, memory bandwidth, and textured fill-rate are huge upgrades over any previous-gen, single-GPU powered graphics card, thanks to the pair of GPUs used on the Pro Duo.

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AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo: Dual GPU Fiji Video Card For VR Content Creation

At AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event, the company has announced their long-awaited dual Fiji video card. Being released under the name Radeon Pro Duo, the new card is a departure from the usual for AMD, with the company specifically targeting it towards VR content creation rather than end-user gaming.

AMD originally teased their then in-development dual-Fiji card back at the Fiji launch event in June of 2015. At the time the card was expected to launch towards the end of 2015 as the company’s flagship gaming card. However at AMD’s Polaris event in December, the company announced that they were realigning the card to focus on the VR market, and would be holding it back to 2016 to launch alongside the major VR headsets.

Officially AMD’s commentary was limited reiterating their desire to have the card tied to the VR industry. However I believe that AMD also delayed the card due to the poor state of AFR scaling in recent AAA games, which would make a dual-GPU card a hard sale in the typical PC gaming market. VR, by contrast, is a much better fit since through technologies such as AMD’s affinity multi-GPU, the two perspectives that need to be rendered for VR can be mapped directly to each GPU, avoiding AFR’s dependency and pacing issues.

In any case, with the launch of the major VR headsets finally upon us, AMD is formally unveiling their dual Fiji card, the Radeon Pro Duo. That AMD is still not going after the consumer market means they have once again defied expectations, but first let’s take a look at the specs as we know them so far.

AMD GPU Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon R9 Fury AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Stream Processors 2 x 4096 4096 3584 2 x 2816
Texture Units 2 x 256 256 224 2 x 176
ROPs 2 x 64 64 64 2 x 64
Boost Clock 1000MHz 1050MHz 1000MHz 1018MHz
Memory Clock 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 5Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 2 x 4096-bit 4096-bit 4096-bit 2 x 512-bit
VRAM 2 x 4GB 4GB 4GB 2 x 4GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/8
TrueAudio Y Y Y Y
Transistor Count 2 x 8.9B 8.9B 8.9B 2 x 6.2B
Typical Board Power 350W 275W 275W 500W
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1.1
GPU Fiji Fiji Fiji Hawaii
Launch Date Q2 2016 06/24/2015 07/14/2015 04/21/2014
Launch Price $1499 $649 $549 $1499

Officially, AMD promotes the Radeon Pro Duo as having 16 TFLOPS of performance; unsurprisingly this translates to two fully enabled Fiji GPUs, clocked at around 1GHz. This puts the maximum performance of the card very close to a Fury X Crossfire setup, however there is still the matter of TDP to get to.

Otherwise as this is Fiji, the rest of the specifications should not come as a surprise. Doubling up on Fijis gives us 64 ROPs and 256 texture units per GPU. And 4GB of HBM per GPU, clocked at 1Gbps for an effective memory bandwidth of 512GB/sec/GPU.

Meanwhile on power consumption, though not in the initial press release, AMD has confirmed that the card is configured for a typical board power of 350W. In practice what this means is that the card is not too far removed from two R9 Nanos glued together, seeing as how R9 Nano had a TBP of 175W. However this also means that like the R9 Nano, the card is expected to power throttle under most heavy tasks, and the full 1GHz clockspeed will rarely see action. Again if it’s anything like the single Nano, this would put the average clockspeeds at around 875MHz, so it’s not quite a single card Fury X Crossfire analog.

Even with the 350W TBP, the shots of the card in AMD’s press materials all show 3 8-pin PCIe sockets, which would put the maximum power draw as officially allowed by the PCIe specification at 525W. Given the target professional market, all signs point to AMD opting to be conservative here and stick to the PCIe specification rather than risk pulling too much power over two sockets. These matters are rarely important to consumers, but it matters a lot to OEMs who may bundle the card, or at least offer it as an option. Meanwhile this also means that the Radeon Pro Duo is set to consume quite a bit less power than AMD’s previous generation dual-GPU card, the Radeon R9 295X2. That card was rated for 500W and could come very close to actually drawing that.

With the 350W TBP, AMD has once again resorted to a closed loop liquid cooler setup in order to keep the card at two slots wide. We don’t have detailed specifications for the radiator, but it is a single 120mm radiator, and it looks quite similar to the Fury X’s. The Fury X was essentially overbuilt in this regard, so it’s easy to see why AMD wouldn’t need a larger CLLC. This also means that the Radeon Duo Pro improves upon the R9 295X2 in a small but important way: everything is cooled by the radiator; there isn’t a small fan at the center on top of all of this.

As for display I/O, AMD’s official specs list 4x DisplayPort. However based on the admittedly limited pictures AMD has released, I believe this is an error on their part. The 4th port on the card looks a great deal like an HDMI port, which would make a lot of sense to have in place since HDMI is needed to drive the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

But perhaps the bigger news though isn’t the specifications, but the target market for the card. While I had initially expected AMD to target the card at the VR consumer market, AMD has gone in a different direction. Rather the Radeon Pro Duo is being pitched as a content creation card, making this an unusual halfway point between a Radeon and a FirePro.

As I’m writing this up in advance I haven’t heard AMD’s formal reasoning for why they aren’t heavily promoting it for the consumer market – though clearly the card will work there – but after giving it some thought I suspect it has to do with the system requirements for VR gaming. Both Oculus and Valve are pushing the idea that a Radeon R9 290/GeForce GTX 970 should be the performance level VR games are designed around. If developers actually follow through on this, then having a faster card is not especially useful since VR displays are locked to v-sync and can’t exceed their cap. If a 290 delivers 90fps, what would a Pro Duo when developers are targeting a fixed level of quality?

In which case content creation is the next best thing to do with the card. Games under development have yet to be tuned for performance, so it’s sound reasoning that developers would want something as fast as possible to do their initial development on. The catch for AMD is that this does limit the market for the card; besides the high price tag, the market for developers is much smaller than the market for consumers.

And since it’s a content creation card, it will also be receiving special driver attention from AMD. The Radeon Pro Duo will still use the Radeon driver set, but the drivers for it will be validated for a selection of major content creation applications (modeling, animation, etc). Validated drivers won’t come down the pipeline until a month or so after the card launches, but given AMD’s workstation aspirations here, they want to give users a FirePro-lite experience and not force users into picking between a powerful card and drivers that the major tool developers will support.

Finally, let’s talk pricing and availability. AMD has announced that the card will retail for $1499. This is the same price that the Radeon R9 295X2 launched at in 2014, however it’s more than double the price of a pair of Fury Xes, so pricing is arguably not aggressive there. On the other hand it’s more compact than a pair of Fury Xes (or even a pair of Nanos), so there is the space argument to be made, and as AMD’s positioning makes clear this is first and foremost a development card to begin with. Meanwhile the Pro Duo will be shipping in “early Q2 2016”, which means we should see it become available in the next one to two months.

Gallery: Radeon Pro Duo

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo With Dual Polaris 10 GPUs Unleashes For Creators

AMD has announced their latest Radeon Pro Duo graphics card which is based on dual Polaris 10 GPUs. The new graphics card features twice the performance of the Radeon Pro WX7100 and is aimed at the prosumer, content creation market.

AMD Unveils Brand New Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card – Out Comes Fiji, In Goes Dual Polaris 10 Cores

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo shouldn’t be mistaken with last years Radeon Pro Duo. There’s a big difference between the two as one featured dual Fiji GPUs while the latest variant comes with dual Polaris 10 GPUs. The graphics card is a fast rendering solution that is designed to excel at various tasks such as broadcast, entertainment, media, design and manufacturing workloads. The card is solely aimed at the professional consumer market where likes of content creators and power users can take full advantage of the new Pro Duo graphics card.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo (Dual Polaris 10) Specifications:

As far as specifications are concerned for the new Polaris 10 based Radeon Pro Duo, it can be seen as a downgrade in terms of raw power but there are multiple workloads that can take advantage of all AMD made optimizations to their Radeon Pro stack for Polaris. There’s also a higher video memory buffer that will allow for faster image processing and high texture resolutions to be used in rendering.

The Radeon Pro Duo utilizes two full Polaris 10 cores with 2304 stream processors. This means we are looking at a total of 72 compute units that equal 4608 stream processors. The card operates at a clock speed of 1243 MHz on both GPUs. The card features total compute power of 11.45 TFLOPs which is lower than 16 TFLOPs on the original Pro Duo. The card packs twice the geometry throughput of the Radeon Pro WX7100 and can operate with up to four 4K monitors at 60 Hz and a single 8K display at 30 Hz (single cable mode) or single 8K display at 60 Hz (dual cable model).

In terms of VRAM, the card is a huge upgrade over the 8 GB HBM2 featured on the Radeon Pro Duo with Fiji GPUs. The new card packs 32 GB of fast GDDR5 and AMD is probably using 7 GHz chips which pumps out 448 GB/s bandwidth. The card is powered by a 8+6 Pin power configuration that confirms a wattage of 250W.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Polaris 10 Specifications

Graphics Card NameRadeon Pro WX 7100Radeon Pro Duo 2016Radeon Pro Duo 2017
GPU ArchitecturePolaris 10Fiji XTPolaris 10
GPU Process14nm28nm14nm
Compute Units36 CUs128 CUs72 CUs
Stream Processors2304 SPs8192 SPs4608 SPs
Clock Speed1243 MHz1000 MHz1243 MHz
Compute Performance (FP32)5.7 TFLOPs16.38 TFLOPs11.45 TFLOPs
VRAM8 GB GDDR58 GB HBM232 GB GDDR5
Memory Bus256-bit4096-bit256-bit x2
Memory Bandwidth224 GB/s1 TB/s448 GB/s
TDP130W300W+
Price$799 US$1500 US$999 US
Market SegmentProfessional / Content CreatorGaming / ProfessionalProfessional / Content Creator

“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,” said Ogi Brkic, general manager, professional graphics, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Dual Polaris 10 Graphics Card Features:

DivideThe Radeon Pro Duo’s distinct dual-GPU design gives professionals the flexibility to divide and conquer their workloads, enabling smooth multi-tasking between applications by committing GPU resources to each. Professionals can maintain their creative momentum and get more done faster, allowing for a greater number of design iterations in the same time.

“I was very impressed with the power of the Radeon Pro Duo, particularly in Nuke. The flexibility of being able to divide GPUs between tasks is phenomenal and represents the ultimate in multitasking: compositing a complex shot while jumping into a 3D application to create assets, exporting back to Nuke to keep compositing then switching to Photoshop or Mari and paint a projection, to load it back into Nuke and continue. The Radeon Pro Duo handles the general and varied tasks without missing a beat with excellent 3D performance. For the kind of projects I undertake as a generalist, the Radeon Pro Duo is a no-brainer. It does it all,” said Kynan Stephenson, freelance artist.

Along with the launch of the Radeon Pro Duo at NAB 2017, AMD is showing off a wide range of innovations for media and entertainment professionals:

  • Professional color correction using BlackMagic Resolve powered by the new Radeon Pro Duo
  • Incredible real-time 360 video stitching and real-time VR preview using Radeon Loom and the HTC Vive, and powered by the new Radeon Pro Duo
  • Accelerated rendering performance in Blender using Radeon ProRender and “Out of Core” technology to access system memory for increased frame buffer capacity powered by the Radeon Pro Duo
  • VR content creation using Radeon Pro Duo
  • Real-time rendering at 4K resolution in Radeon ProRender powered by AMD’s next-generation Radeon Pro SSG
  • 8K video post-processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 enabled by AMD’s next-generation Radeon Pro SSG
  • Stunning VR experiences from Rewind and The Foundry’s Nuke running on Radeon Pro WX 7100

AccelerateThe Radeon Pro Duo dramatically increases performance in today’s most popular professional applications through support of multiple GPUs or plug-ins, speeding through tasks. On select professional applications, the Radeon Pro Duo delivers up to 2 times faster performance compared with the Radeon Pro WX 7100 and up to 2 times faster performance than the closest competing professional graphics card.

CreateThe Radeon Pro Duo’s potent combination of performance and dual-GPU flexibility makes it the ideal solution for today’s advanced workloads, including professional VR content creation. VR represents a significant inflection point for the media and entertainment industry and is becoming more commonplace in today’s studios. Radeon Pro Duo professional graphics card leverages the power of two GPUs to render out separate images for each eye, increasing VR performance over single GPU solutions by up to 50% in the SteamVR test.4AMD’s LiquidVR technologies are also supported by the industry’s leading real-time engines, including Unity and Unreal, to help ensure smooth, comfortable, and responsive VR experiences on Radeon Pro Duo.

“In developing 4K 360 VR content, the biggest hurdle is the tech, because as an artist, I just want to create and not worry about limitations of the hardware. Faced with raw, un-optimized content, VR creators need a lot more horsepower than VR consumers. With the new Radeon Pro Duo, I have performance in spades. I immediately saw a speed difference of up to 2X, allowing me to push the boundaries of my projects without having to compromise on creativity or productivity,” said Jonathan Winbush, Founder & Creative Director, Winbush.tv.

The Radeon Pro Duo is designed to meet the stringent requirements of workstation form factors, comes with 24/7 support, and is bolstered by professional-grade software certified across leading applications for media, entertainment, CAD and engineering. Radeon Pro Software offers users unprecedented driver stability, quality and reliability, with quarterly updates for features, performance and stability.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Packs All That For Just $999 US

While the announcement comes today at the NAB Show 2017, the card is expected to hit retail in end of May. The surprising thing is that just like the Radeon Pro WX series, the card will be targeting the market at a very aggressive price point. AMD has confirmed that the card will hit retail for just $999 US which is lower than the Fiji based Radeon Pro Duo’s price of $1500 US.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Professional Graphics Card With Dual Polaris 10 Performance Metrics:

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 25th, 2017 on a test system comprising of dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo(Polaris)/Nvidia Titan X, AMD graphics driver 17.10, Nvidia graphics driver 378.92 and Samsung 850 PRO 512G SSD. Benchmark Application: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. Nvidia Titan X 37 effects render time: 19 minutes 08 seconds. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) 37 effects render time: 8 minutes 46 seconds. Performance Differential: 1148/526 = ~2.18 times faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Results are estimates only. RPW-111Benchmark Application: Blender 2.78c. Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) Koro scene render time: 5 minutes 56 seconds. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) Koro scene render time: 3 minutes and 8 seconds. Performance Differential: (356-188)/188 = ~89.36% faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Results are estimates only. RPW-101

2. The Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers 5.727744 billion triangles per second while the Radeon Pro Duo delivers 11.455488 billion triangles per second.

3. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 25th, 2017 on a test system comprising of dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX7100/AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo(Polaris), graphics driver 17.10 and Samsung 850 PRO 512G SSD.Benchmark Application: Autodesk Maya – Radeon ProRender plugin. Radeon™ Pro WX7100 Dragon scene 8xAA render time: 275 seconds. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) Dragon scene 8xAA render time: 129 seconds. Performance Differential: 275/129 = ~2.13 times faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-106Benchmark Application: Blender 2.78c. Radeon™ Pro WX7100 Koro scene render time: 6 minutes 17 seconds. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) Koro scene render time: 3 minutes and 8 seconds. Performance Differential: 377/188 = ~2 times faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-107 Benchmark Application: LuxMark v3.1 – Hotel Lobby Scene. Radeon™ Pro WX7100 score: 2676. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) score: 6086. Performance Differential: 6086/2676 = ~2.27 times faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-105Benchmark Application: V-Ray standalone denoising tool using all system OpenCL devices, including CPUs and GPUs, with strong mode for 4K animation frames. System with Radeon™ Pro WX7100 denoising time per frame: 11.01 seconds. System with Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) denoising time per frame: 5.89 seconds. Performance Differential: 11.01/5.89 = ~86.93 % faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-112

4. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 25th, 2017 on a test system comprising of dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX7100/AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo(Polaris), graphics driver 17.10 and Samsung 850 PRO 512G SSD. Benchmark Application: SteamVR performance test. Radeon™ Pro WX7100 score: 6.1. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) score: 9.1. Performance Differential: (9.1-6.1)/6.1 = ~50% faster performance on Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris). PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-94

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​AMD Launches The New Radeon Pro Duo At $999

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​STREAM PROCESSORS​PEAK PERFORMANCE​PEAK TRIANGLES​PEAK ENGINE CLOCK​MEMORY TYPE​MEMORY INTERFACE​MEMORY DATA RATE/ BANDWIDTH​TYPICAL BOARD POWER
​GCN 4th Generation
​2,304 x2
​11.45 TFLOPS
​9.94BTps
​1,243MHz
​32GB GDDR5 (16GB per GPU)
​256 bit x2
​7Gbps / 448GBps
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