AMD has launched Radeon Pro duo, world’s first dual-GPU card with a massive 32GB of GDDR5 memory. The graphics card is based on Polaris architecture consisting of dual Polaris GPUs . Radeon Pro duo is the graphics card designed mainly for professionals as it excels at media and entertainment, design and manufacturing workflows, broadcast and complex multi-tasking loads. Radeon Pro duo is essentially a non-gaming graphics card.
Specification and performance wise, it is based on Radeon Pro WX 7100 design and consists of 32GB of GDDR5 memory. With a total of 72 compute units or 4608 stream processors, Radeon Pro duo reaches up to 11.45 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance while drawing total power of 250W. In layman’s terms, Radeon Pro duo has the capacity to output at least a single 8K monitor at 30Hz using a single cable, or 8K output at 60Hz with dual cable. Radeon Pro duo can also help professionals to extend the workspace up to four 4K monitors at 60Hz.
Radeon Pro duo is essentially a non-gaming GPU for few obvious reasons. First, it draws a total power of 250W, which is considerably low since Radeon Pro duo packs two Polaris 10 architecture based GPUs sitting inside a single body. Second, the card technology is based on Radeon Pro WX 7100, which was significantly designed for professionals to handle complex multi-tasking based on designing, broadcasting and other workstation experience loads.
Since AMD has already jumped on the track of making a single body with dual GPU inside business, a gaming-only related dual-GPU will soon become a reality. It is only question of time as when will a card similar to Radeon Pro will come out for gaming purpose only.
AMD’s Dual-GPU costs $999, which is nearly $500 cheaper than the first WX series based cards for professionals. Let us know what you make of the move AMD has made in making of dual-GPU.