AMD rolls out a Radeon Pro Duo with two Polaris GPUs

Posted on Monday, Apr 24 2017 @ 20:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
So this is interesting, AMD just teased a new Radeon Pro Duo card that features two Polaris GPUs. As you may know, the original Radeon Pro Duo card launched almost exactly a year ago and featured two Fiji GPUs. Like the previous model, this card is aimed exclusively for the professional market, this is not a gaming product. It will start shipping by the end of May for $999.

The updated Radeon Pro Duo has two Polaris 10 GPUs with a total of 72 compute unit, which results in 4608 stream processors. It's equipped with 32GB GDDR5 memory, has up to 11.45 teraflops of single-precision computing power and has a TDP rating of 250W.
?Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the world’s first dual-GPU graphics card designed for professionals: the Polaris-architecture-based Radeon™ Pro Duo. Built on the capabilities of the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, the Radeon Pro Duo professional graphics card is designed to excel at media and entertainment, broadcast, and design and manufacturing workflows, delivering outstanding performance and superior flexibility that today’s creative professionals demand.

The Radeon Pro Duo is equipped with 32GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory to handle larger data sets, more intricate 3D models, higher resolution videos, and complex assemblies with ease. Operating at a max power of 250W, the Radeon Pro Duo harnesses a total of 72 compute units (4608 stream processors) for a combined performance of up to 11.45 TFLOPS of single-precision compute performance on one board, and twice the geometry throughput of the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100.2 The Radeon Pro Duo enables professionals to work up to four 4K monitors at 60Hz, drive the latest 8K single monitor display at 30Hz using a single cable, or drive an 8K display at 60Hz using a dual cable solution.

“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


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