AMD announces Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU for professionals
Yesterday, AMD announced the Radeon Pro Duo, a graphics card with two Polaris GPUs onboard designed specifically for professionals. The dual-GPU setup is based on their recent Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card and is targeted at creative professionals who want lots of power in a single card solution.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the Pro Duo’s specs:
- 32 GB GDDR5 Video RAM
- 72 compute units
- 4608 stream processors
- Up to 11.45 TFLOPS of performance
AMD says that the Radeon Pro Duo can drive two 4K monitors at 60 Hz or a single 8K monitor at 30 Hz over one cable and 60 Hz using two cables. The two GPUs can also “divide and conquer their workloads” by allowing users to dedicate GPU resources to specific tasks. AMD’s LiquidVR tech is onboard as well, posturing the Radeon Pro Duo as a capable tool for VR content creation.
Ogi Brkic, general manager of the Radeon Technologies Group professional graphics division, said:
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.
AMD is planning to release the Radeon Pro Duo at the end of May for USD $999.