Developers looking for some serious graphics processing power to create virtual reality games, applications and environments may be interested in a new GPU that has been unveiled by AMD this week in the form of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo.
The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is the company’s next flagship graphics card which basically squeezes together two Fiji class Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs into one powerful piece of hardware. The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is planned to be available to purchase early in Q2 2016 priced at around $1499.
Hardware within the new graphics card will offer 2 x 4096 Stream Processors, 2 x 4GB VRAM HBM (High Bandwidth Memory), 2 x 256 Tecture Units and 2 x 64 ROPs offering 16 teraflops of compute performance. AMD explains more :
AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo with its LiquidVR SDK is a platform aimed at most all aspects of VR content creation: from entertainment to education, journalism, medicine and cinema. AMD continues to solve major problems developers face by reducing latency and accelerating the VR pipeline through close collaboration with the content development community and with AMD LiquidVR technology. AMD’s next step in advancing VR is with the new AMD Radeon Pro Duo, an incredibly advanced and powerful dual-GPU board that delivers the horsepower needed by VR designers, content creators, and for VR content consumers.
AMD Radeon Pro Duo is the initial product of the AMD VR Ready Creator line. The AMD Radeon Pro Duo with the LiquidVR™ SDK is also the platform of choice for Crytek’s VR First initiative for nurturing new talent in the field of virtual reality development by powering virtual reality labs in colleges and universities worldwide.
For more information on the new AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics card jump over to the official AMD website for details via the link below.