AMD R9 Fury X2, Now Called Radeon Pro Duo, Is a VR Ready Card With FirePro Capabilities
Speculations surrounding AMD’s new flagship graphics card, the R9 Fury X2 codenamed “Gemini,” have been making rounds for quite some time. The Dual-GPU product is rumored to launch at AMD’s “Capsaicin” event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
Now, a report from VideoCardz states that the card was never meant to be Fury X2 but rather the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card. The first of its kind from AMD, it seems that the upcoming dual-Fiji board won’t be a regular consumer focused product.
With “Radeon” and “Pro” in the nomenclature, this product would essentially be a Radeon card with FirePro capabilities. Which means the AMD Radeon Pro Duo is designed to offer gamers as well as developers, the best compute performance.
If previous reports are to be believed, the fastest Radeon yet features 4GB of stacked High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) across each of the two GPUs, and a combined memory bandwidth of one Terabyte per second. Other key technical specs of the Dual Fiji graphics card, which went public at the end of last year, are as follows:
– Dual Fiji XT GPU
– 8192 Stream Processor
– 8GB HBM (2x 4GB)
– 4096-bit Bus x2
– 128 ROP
– 512 TMU
– Bandwidth of 1 TB / s
– 300 Watt TDP
– Liquid Cooling
To put it in perspective, the Radeon Pro Duo equates to more than four R9 380 graphics cards, and is expected to deliver up to 80% boost in 4K and 2560×1440 gaming performance as compared to a single Fiji XT GPU at the same frequencies.
Further, the dual-GPU will boast of around 12 TFLOP of Single Precision compute performance, fastest GPU solution in the world, inside of Tiki PC, built by Falcon Northwest. AMD claims the new Radeon is DirectX 12 and VR ready, making console sized Tiki PCs 8 times more powerful than the XBOX One and PS4.
We’ll know more about the Radeon Pro Duo once AMD launches the card at its Capsaicin live webcast which kickstarts on March 14 at 4:00 PM PT (6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET).