AMD Radeon Pro V340 Datacenter Graphics Card Launched – Dual Vega 56 GPUs, 32 GB HBM2 and A Beefy Heatsink
AMD has announced their flagship Datacenter solution, the Radeon Pro V340. The new flagship is a dual-chip juggernaut, featuring AMD's high-end Vega 56 GPUs on a single board solution which has been designed to handle and accelerate visualization workloads for a board range of users such as engineers, content creators, designers and architects.
AMD Radeon Pro V340 Announced - A Dual Vega 56 Graphics Card with 32 GB HBM2, Designed To Support 32 Users
The AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card is built as a data-centric solution and is based on the new Vega GPU architecture. There is a range of Vega based Radeon Pro graphics cards which includes the Radeon Pro Vega 56, Radeon Pro Vega 64, Radeon Pro SSG and the Radeon Frontier Edition. It looks like the Radeon Pro V340 is the flagship based on its raw specifications.
The AMD Radeon™ Pro V340 datacenter graphics card delivers an impressively smooth GPU experience from the cloud to virtually any device, anywhere. With MxGPU technology at its core, this hardware-based virtualized graphics solution provides high levels of predictable performance, enhanced security and support for up to 32 VMs per card. IT managers will also like the fact that this MxGPU solution is easy to set up and manage. Unlike other GPUs, the V340 delivers GPU virtualization to end users without end-user licenses, providing enterprises with a lower cost per user. via AMD
AMD Radeon Pro V340 - The Specifications
The card is equipped with dual Vega 56 GPUs, that's 7168 stream processors packed in 112 CUs (3584 stream processors / 56 CUs per GPU), based on the 14nm FinFET GPU architecture. These cards will also come with 32 GB of HBM2 VRAM (16 GB per GPU), delivering up to 512 GB/s of raw bandwidth across a 4096-bit memory interface (per GPU). The card comes in a passive cooled, dual slot design which is ideal for data centres and is said to feature a TDP of 300W. The card features dual 8-pin power connectors to boot.
The heatsink is also a thing to talk about as it packs dual vapour chamber blocks with aluminium fins for heat dissipation. The support bracket comes with a thick heat pipe that is outlined along the whole power delivery system. There's also a nice backplate that goes on the black. The shroud uses the Radeon Pro blue and black colours which we are looking at for some time now.
Some key features of the AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card are listed below:
- MxGPU Hardware Virtualization Technology.
- Up to 32 Virtual Machines (VMs) per card.
- Two Virtualized Encode Engines to compress independent video streams in H.264 or H.265 formats.
- Remote Management tools to monitor a range of static and dynamic GPU information.
- Two GPUs based on the advanced “VEGA” architecture.
- 56 x2 CU Compute Units to accelerate demanding workloads.
- State-of-the-art memory technology: 32GB of HBM2 Memory.
- Enhanced Security Engine to enable hardware isolated VMs.
An ideal use case of this GPU would be to pair it up with a 32 Core AMD EPYC CPU or if you are a content creator, you can always use that AMD Ryzen Threadripper WX series (2990 and 2970WX) and couple them up with the Pro V340 for massive amounts of CPU cores and GPU compute units, running in tandem, for unprecedented amounts of Compute and virtualization features.
The AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card delivers advanced features and technologies geared towards enterprise, DaaS and cloud gaming solutions to accelerate visualization workloads, including:
- Superior User Density: Supports up to 32 1GB virtual machines, up to 33 per cent more than the competitive solution.
- Integrated Encode Engine: The ability to compress independent video streams in both H.264 and H.265 formats. Provides design and manufacturing users with the video quality they expect, while empowering IT managers to eliminate CPU bottlenecks.
- Ultra-Fast Frame Buffer: HBM2 memory with Error Correcting Code (ECC) and better power efficiency than competing solutions allow fast paging apps to run incredibly fast.
- Built-in Security Processor: Provides secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities.
The V340 hardware combined with the new software stack comprises AMD’s MxGPU technology. MxGPU stands for multi-user GPU and it does just that. It lets multiple users share a very high-performance GPU giving them highly secure, deterministic workstation-class performance, delivered from the cloud. With 2 GPUs pounding on 32 GB of HBM2 framebuffer, it supports up to 32 users per card, enabling density and scalability.
AMD has announced the card at VMworld today and is expected to start shipping at the end of this year (Q4 2018) through AMD's partner system providers. There's no word on the pricing yet but we will update once we know.
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