AMD Unveils dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card With More Than Twice The GTX Titan X Power
Today, AMD unveiled their fastest Radeon yet, called the Radeon Pro Duo, with an astonishing 16 TERAFLOPs of compute performance – which is more than twice the 7 TFLOPs of Nvidia’s GTX Titan X.
The graphics card is designed with DirectX 12 and Virtual Reality in mind; in fact, it is “the world’s most powerful platform for virtual reality (VR), capable of both creating and consuming VR content.”
AMD Radeon Pro Duo with its LiquidVR SDK is based on the next generation memory technology that features vertically stacked High Bandwidth Memory, an improvement over traditional scheme of placing them next to each other. Design-wise, the Pro Duo takes inspiration from AMD’s single-GPU R9 Fury X, and features a single 120mm radiator.
Further, this powerful dual-GPU board comes with three 8-pin power connectors, and is estimated to feature a boost frequency of around 1000MHz.
“More powerful computing platforms are rapidly leading to greater immersive experiences,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.
“This is most evident with VR which demands ever higher compute performance with rock solid consistency. Our new AMD Radeon Pro Duo with our LiquidVR SDK is the world’s fastest platform for both content creation and consumption, enabling a world class graphics and VR experience.”
The US $1500 Radeon Pro Duo is the initial product of the AMD VR Ready Creator line. With LiquidVR acting as the software backbone, AMD claims it has built “a fully comprehensive ecosystem” around this incredibly powerful card to offer killer VR experiences in almost all aspects of the VR lifestyle, ranging from entertainment to education, journalism, medicine and cinema.