AMD Radeon Pro Duo Is 152% Faster Than Nvidia TITAN Z; 3DMark Fire Strike Benchmarks Revealed
AMD has just unveiled their much anticipated Radeon Pro Duo graphics card, with an astonishing 16 TERAFLOPs of compute performance. Touted as “the world’s most powerful platform for virtual reality (VR),” the dual-Fiji monster comes with LiquidVR acting as the software backbone, offering killer Virtual Reality experiences in almost all aspects of the VR lifestyle.
The press release issues by AMD also gives us a sneak peak at the scores for synthetic benchmarks of Radeon Pro Duo. According to the chipmaker, this newest card is pretty faster than GTX TITAN Z, the last dual-GPU from NVIDIA. Radeon Pro Duo beats TITAN Z in all 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks, having 152% performance of TITAN Z in Ultra preset, 148% in Extreme and 134% in Standard preset.
The Pro Duo also outperforms R9 295X2 graphics card by roughly 120% of the later’s performance.
AMD states in its official press release:
Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 7, 2016 on the AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo, AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 and Nvidia’s Titan Z, all dual GPU cards, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB memory, Nvidia driver 361.91, AMD driver 15.301 and Windows 10 using 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark test to simulate GPU performance. PC Manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results.
At 1080p, 1440p, and 2160P, AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 scored 16717, 9250, and 5121, respectively; Titan Z scored 14945, 7740, and 4099, respectively; and AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo scored 20150, 11466, and 6211, respectively, outperforming both AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 and Titan Z.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo is the initial product of the AMD VR Ready Creator line. The dual-GPU board is estimated to have a boost frequency of around 1000MHz. As for the pricing, Radeon Pro Duo will set you back a hefty US $1500.