The AMD Radeon Pro Duo, a Video Card Built for VR Gaming
Introducing the AMD Radeon Pro Duo! This is excellent news for people who are interested in the most immersive VR experience possible.
During the recent GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event, AMD revealed their newest graphics card: the dual-GPU AMD Radeon Pro Duo. This video card features Fiji-based GPUs, with a combined HBM memory of 8GB and 8,192 stream processors all in all. AMD is calling it the video card “for gamers who create and creators who game”.
From what we’ve seen of it so far, it looks like the AMD Radeon Pro Duo video card will be aimed at VR experiences, both for creating and for playing. Game developers will be able to create games at a swifter pace with workflow-enhancing application optimizations. The high bandwidth memory (HBM)-enabled dual GPUs will also aid in a more productive experience with game creation. The AMD Radeon Pro Duo also features a TDP rating of 350 watts.
The Radeon Pro Duo card will also be able to work hand-in-hand with AMD LiquidVR technology. Supported applications include Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio, among others.
What’s more, AMD is claiming that the liquid-cooled Radeon Pro Duo just might be the fastest gaming/VR card in the world, and running it is akin to running two Radeon R9 Fury X’s in one go.
The asking price? $1,500. AMD has released an expected launch date for the second quarter of the year, so expect the AMD Radeon Pro Duo around April to May.
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