AMD’s Mighty Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card With Dual Fiji GPUs and 4 GB HBM Per GPU Now Selling For $799 US
AMD’s flagship graphics card, the Radeon Pro Duo has received a major price cut from AIB partners. The once $1500 US graphics card is now selling for just $799.99 US on various retail sites.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo – The Fiji Behemoth Now Selling For $799.99 US
The price cut is not region specific and the card is on discount in both North American and Asia Pacific regions. The discounts range from 31% up to 46% which is a major drop from its original price. The card launched in April, 2016. It was regarded as the flagship product in the Radeon lineup and was positioned as a workstation and gaming product.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo – The Specs of RTG’s Fastest Card To Date
The Radeon Pro Duo features two full fledged Fiji GPUs. It packs a total of 128 compute units in two GPUs, each of which comprises 4096 shaders. The total core count of the card is 8192 which is the highest on any GPU to date. Each core features 64 raster operation units and 256 texture mapping units. The GPU core operates at 1000 MHz.
At the rated clock speeds, the card delivers 512 GT/s texture fill rates and 128 GP/s pixel fill rates. The card was designed to power 4K gaming and professional content and features AMD’s Liquid VR and FireRender technologies for the best app-level support. This allows the card to deliver 16 TFLOPs of 32-bit single precision compute which is currently the highest any graphics card offers. AMD’s Vega 10 based Instinct MI25 will pack 12.5 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance.
On the memory side, the Radeon Pro Duo is 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 both chips (512 GB/s each).
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Specifications:
|Graphics Card Name||AMD FirePro S9170||AMD FirePro S9300 X2||AMD Radeon Pro Duo||AMD Instinct MI25|
|Graphics Card Segment||HPC||HPC||Workstation/Gaming||HPC|
|Graphics Core||Hawaii XT||Fiji XT x2||Fiji XT x2||Vega 10|
|Process Node||28nm Process||28nm Process||28nm Process||14nm FinFET|
|Stream Processors||2816||4096 x2||4096 x2||4096|
|Core Clock||930 MHz||850 MHz||1000 MHz||1536 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||5.2 TFLOPs||13.9 TFLOPs||16.38 TFLOPs||12.5 TFLOPs|
|FP64 Compute||2.6 TFLOPs||0.8 TFLOPs||0.9 TFLOPs||750 GFLOPs|
|VRAM||32 GB GDDR5||4 GB HBM x2||4 GB HBM x2||16 GB HBM2|
|Bus Interface||512-bit||4096-bit x2||4096-bit x2||2048-bit|
|Memory Clock||5.0 GHz||500 MHz x2||500 MHz x2||1000 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||320 GB/s||512 GB/s x2||512 GB/s x2||512 GB/s|
|TDP / Cooling||275W / Passive||300W / Passive||350W / Liquid AIO||300W / Passive|
|Launch||Q3 2015||Q2 2016||Q2 2016||1H 2017|
|Price||$3999 US||$5999 US||$1499 US||TBD|
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Also Selling Close To $299 US
Aside from the Radeon Pro Duo, the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card has also received an AIB specific price cut from XFX. This specific model is selling for $308 US which is pretty close to what some custom RX 480’s sell for these days. The Radeon R9 Fury X used to retail for $650 US back when it was launched and still packs a lot of GPU performance.
The price cuts come as most AIBs are clearing stock of older cards in anticipation of the upcoming Vega based flagship products. Expect more details on them soon, around GDC time.