AMD Radeon Pro Duo to Officially Launch on April 26th, Reviews Coming In Even Before
Last month during the Capsaicin event at GDC 2016, AMD unveiled their dual-Fiji monster, the Radeon Pro Duo. The chip maker touted the graphics card as “the world’s most powerful platform for virtual reality,” and claimed it is capable of both creating and consuming VR content.
Now, according to a report from HWBattle, Radeon Pro Duo will be available on April 26th, with review embargo lifting even sooner. Which means, you’ll be given some extra time to consider whether you should spend US $1500 on this fastest Radeon yet, before it hits the shelves.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo is based on two Fiji GPUs featuring a total of 8192 Stream Processors, and 8GB HBM2 memory. The graphics card comes with an astonishing 16 TERAFLOPs of compute performance – which is more than twice the 7 TFLOPs of Nvidia’s GTX Titan X, and even 4.4 TFLOPs more than the recently revealed Pascal based Tesla P100 GPU.
The Pro Duo apparently features a single 120mm radiator and requires three 8-pin power plugs to run. As for power consumption, AMD officials have already confirmed that the card has a TDP rating of just 350W with “the third power plug built for overhead for those who want to overclock.” Further, Pro Duo features a unique all-in-one hybrid cooling designed by CoolerMaster.
With its LiquidVR™ SDK on board, AMD states that this “incredibly powerful hardware” is aimed at most all aspects of VR content creation.