AMD’s Flagship Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card Unboxed – $1500 US Dual Fiji Built To Deliver 16 TFLOPs
The flagship AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics card has been unboxed by various sources. The behemoth featuring two full fat Fiji XT cores toppled with HBM DRAM is a 16 TFLOPs compute cruncher that is designed for both enthusiast gamers and professional users. The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is confirmed to be launching on 26th of April but looks like many users have already gotten a hand on the dual chip card.
First package unboxing pictures of the Radeon Pro Duo posted on iBuyPower’s Twitter page.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Unboxed – First Graphics Card From Radeon Technology Group
AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo is finally arriving to consumers at the end of this month. The flagship graphics card from AMD took was announced almost a year back and has undergone huge design changes. AMD initially wanted to make the Radeon Pro Duo an efficient card like their Radeon R9 Nano but they unchained both Fiji GPUs on the card and went for a serious compute and performance oriented design.
The Radeon Pro Duo hence 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, each 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. This allows the card to deliver 16 TFLOPs of single precision (FP32) 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.
Even more pictures of t he Radeon Pro Duo posted over at Chinese Forums!
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).
Some of the technical features of the Pro Duo presented by AMD at their Capsaicin 2016 presentation!
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.
AMD and Cooler Master Design One of The Best Looking GPU Cooling Solution For Radeon Pro Duo
AMD has been water cooling their flagship cards since the Radeon R9 295X2 and they are keeping the tradition alive with the Radeon Pro Duo. 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 AMD Radeon Pro Duo features an impressive Cooler Master AIO Liquid Cooler!
The whole card makes use of a premium design that features sleeved tubing, soft touch front and back plates, LED logo, matte black PCB and nickel-plated aluminum chassis. Premium products like the Radeon Pro Duo do come at a premium price and AMD is asking $1500 US for their Radeon Pro Duo graphics card.
AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo Package Includes A Third Fiji XT GPU
As you can note in the pictures above, the package of the Radeon Pro Duo ships with a third Fiji GPU. It’s not inside the graphics card but kept aside in the package. The Fiji GPU could be good for use as a key chain or as household souvenir because we can’t really think of any other purpose of the separately bundled chip. Rest of the package includes the card, the tubing and the 120mm radiator. You can find the specifications of AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo graphics card below:
AMD FirePro S9300 X2 Specs:
|Graphics Card Name||AMD FirePro S9300 X2||AMD Radeon Pro Duo||AMD FirePro S9170|
|Graphics Card Segment||HPC||Workstation/Gaming||HPC|
|Graphics Core||Fiji XT x2||Fiji XT x2||Hawaii XT|
|Process Node||28nm Process||28nm Process||28nm Process|
|Stream Processors||4096 x2||4096 x2||2816|
|Core Clock||850 MHz||1000 MHz||930 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||13.9 TFLOPs||16.38 TFLOPs||5.2 TFLOPs|
|FP64 Compute||0.8 TFLOPs||0.9 TFLOPs||2.6 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||4 GB HBM x2||4 GB HBM x2||32 GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||4096-bit x2||4096-bit x2||512-bit|
|Memory Clock||500 MHz x2||500 MHz x2||5.0 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB/s x2||512 GB/s x2||320 GB/s|
|TDP / Cooling||300W / Passive||350W / Liquid AIO||275W / Passive|
|Launch||Q2 2016||Q2 2016||Q3 2015|
|Price||$5999 US||$1499 US||$3999 US|