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Official AMD Radeon Pro Duo Specifications Revealed – 16.38 TFLOPs Compute Card With 1.5x Performance Increase Over Titan X

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Apr 23, 2016
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Official specifications of AMD’s flagship Radeon Pro Duo graphics card have just been leaked. The Dual chip behemoth is everything which we had been expecting, a fierce compute card that packs a lot of power for gaming and professional applications. The Radeon Pro Duo is launch on 26th March and we will provide you with the official specifications along with some other details we have learned about the Radeon Pro Duo.(Source: Videocardz)

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is AMD’s fastest graphics card launch to date. (Source: Videocardz)

Official AMD Radeon Pro Duo Specifications Leaked – Red Team’s Grandest GPU To Date Arriving on 26th April, Packs 16.38 TFLOPs Compute

The Radeon Pro Duo comes with dual Fiji GPU cores that are clocked around the same specifications as the Fury series cards. The Radeon Pro Duo comes with two Fiji XT cores (128 compute units), each chip comprising of 4096 shaders that adds up to 8192 on the card itself. Each core has 64 raster operation units and 256 texture mapping units while the core clock is maintained up to 1000 MHz.

With the mention clock speeds, the Radeon Pro Duo has a total of 128 ROPs and 512 Texture Mapping Units which deliver 512 GT/s texture fill rates and 128 GP/s Pixel Fill rates. The card is a beast designed  to power 4K gaming and professional content and features AMD’s Liquid VR and FireRender technologies for the best app-level support.

The specifications of the Radeon Pro Duo reveals its several TFLOPs of crunch power!

This allows the card to deliver 16 TFLOPs of 32-bit single precision compute which is currently the highest any graphics card could offer. The dual Fiji GPUs really form a great duo as a FP32 oriented compute card but at the same time, lacks FP64 hardware which isn’t available on Fiji GPUs.

On the memory side, we are looking at the first workstation class graphics card that comes with HBM memory. The first generation memory is clocked at 500 MHz to deliver 512 GB/s bandwidth. Each GPU comes with 4 GB HBM VRAM that operates along a 4096-bit wide memory interface. Theoretically, applications designed for the workstation specific workloads can harness the 1 TB/s bandwidth off of the both chips (512 GB/s each).

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AMD stated that Radeon Pro Duo is built for creators who game and gamers who create!

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is a really fast graphics card and as such requires three 8-Pin PCI-Express power pins to boot it up. The TDP of the card is 350W which is around the same wattage we should expect from dual-chip cards. Display outputs include four Display Port connectors. The card will be retailing at a price of $1500 US on 26th April. Do note that the AMD Radeon Pro Duo will have limited shipments and thus availability will be low since this is a special enthusiast-grade product.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo is 1.5X Faster Than Titan X, 1.3X Faster Than Radeon R9 295X2

As far as performance is concerned, the Radeon Pro Duo is 50% faster than the single chip GeForce GTX Titan X which is NVIDIA’s fastest reference card available and 30% faster than their Radeon R9 295X2 which is based on dual Hawaii cores. Some performance metrics can be seen in the table below which show decent and playable gaming performance at 4K resolutions with the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card:

Some performance metrics of the Radeon Pro Duo against the R9 295X2 and the Titan X.

AMD Develops the Best Driver Suite For Their Radeon Pro Duo Flagship

AMD has developed one of the best software driver suite for the Radeon Pro Duo which will allow users to choose from a blend of both gamer and professional drivers. Initially, the card will work with games and has optimized multi-GPU support for AAA titles that support the technology. Later, AMD plans to add windows certification (WHQL) along with workstation class stability and application certification.

Under specific workloads, the Radeon Pro Duo’s entire 8 GB VRAM buffer will be utilized which is also being worked on the driver side. It should also be noted that AMD later plans to release such drivers for high-end cards such as the Fury series.

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AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo – The Nuts and Bolts of The Fury Design

Just like its single chip based sibling, the Fury X, the Radeon Pro Duo comes with an elegant cooling system and design scheme which we have become acquainted with on Fiji GPUs. The Radeon Pro Duo comes with the same water cooling design that has is one notch above the Fury X.

AMD patched up with Cooler Master to develop the water cooling solution for the Radeon Pro Duo. While it has been little talked about, the cooling solution has to be one of the best looking designs ever created. The AIO water block and pump fitted underneath the GPU shroud is absolutely fantastic. The finish on the card is really sweet and the cooling system should run just as silent as the Fury X and AMD must have given special attention to the components to eliminate any coil whine which was an issue with recent cards.

EK Waterblocks, known for their masterful works in the water cooling industry have already designed a water block (full cover) for the Radeon Pro Duo graphics card which looks insane. We will see the card in its true form when it officially launches on 26th April 2016.

AMD FirePro S9300 X2 Specs:

Graphics Card NameAMD FirePro S9300 X2AMD Radeon Pro DuoAMD FirePro S9170
Graphics Card SegmentHPCWorkstation/GamingHPC
Graphics CoreFiji XT x2Fiji XT x2Hawaii XT
Process Node28nm Process28nm Process28nm Process
Stream Processors4096 x24096 x22816
Core Clock850 MHz1000 MHz930 MHz
FP32 Compute13.9 TFLOPs16.38 TFLOPs5.2 TFLOPs
FP64 Compute0.8 TFLOPs0.9 TFLOPs2.6 TFLOPs
VRAM4 GB HBM x24 GB HBM x232 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface4096-bit x24096-bit x2512-bit
Memory Clock500 MHz x2500 MHz x25.0 GHz
Memory Bandwidth512 GB/s x2512 GB/s x2320 GB/s
TDP / Cooling300W / Passive350W / Liquid AIO275W / Passive
LaunchQ2 2016Q2 2016Q3 2015
Price$5999 US$1499 US$3999 US

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