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The AMD Radeon Pro Duo may cost almost 1700 euros

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo may cost almost 1700 euros

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo may will cost almost â?¬1700

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo may cost almost 1700 euros

 

A Spanish retailer has listed AMD's Radeon Pro Duo GPU for almost 1700 euros, making the Pro Duo much more expensive than two single R9 Fury X GPUs, which typically cost around 650 euros. 

Right now the official pricing and release date for the Radeon Pro Duo have not been released by AMD, but right now the release date is rumored to be Aril 26th, which is just over one week away.

AMD's Raja Koduri has stated that right now is an "inflection point" for graphical APIs, saying that over the next 12-24 months developers will be investing heavily in the new graphical APIs on PCs. This time and effort should result in future DirectX 12 and Vulkan games that will work will with Multi-GPU setups and make them a viable solution for more than just gamers in the enthusiast segment of the market.    

 

  The AMD Radeon Pro Duo may will cost almost â?¬1700

 

With the announcement of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo, AMD is providing a GPU that is designed to bridge the gap between developers and consumers, giving consumers a GPU with some amazing performance characteristics and developers a great GPU to work on future VR and other future demanding titles. 

The Radeon Pro Duo is the most powerful single PCB GPU to date, offering much more computing power than both the GTX Titan Z and AMD's older R9 295X2, making this GPU what AMD calls the "most powerful platform for VR". 

This GPU will be powered by 3x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and will be cooled by a thick 120mm radiator and a Cooler Master made AIO liquid cooler. This GPU is entirely water cooled, unlike its predecessor the R9 295X2 which had a hybrid cooling system. This GPU is very similar to the R9 Fury X n terms of aesthetics, but in reality is is much more similar to a dual R9 Nano setup in terms of performance.  

 

AMD Radeon Pro Duo GPU Revealed  AMD Radeon Pro Duo GPU Revealed  

 

This GPU offers dual Fiji GPUs and a total of 8GB of HBM, boasting a tremendous 16TFLOP of compute power, which is roughly 2x the 8.19 TFLOPs of GPU computational power that the Fury Nano has. 

This means that this GPU will likely not out perform a Dual Fury X or a dual GTX 980Ti setup, but it will easily our perform any single PCB GPU that is available right now.

Below is a graph from Videocardz showing the performance of the AMD Radeon Pro and the older R9 295X2 and Nvidia's GTX Titan Z, showing that this new GPU from AMD really packs a lot of performance. These results were made by AMD themselves using AMD's 15.301 drivers and Nvidia's 362.91 drivers, showing that AMD has had dual fiji working for some time. 

 

AMD Radeon Pro Duo GPU Revealed  

In the future AMD see a PC gaming market where Multi-GPU setups are not just usable in most future PC games, but viable purchases for gamers outside of the ultra-enthusiast end of the market. 

AMD's Raja Koduri has stated that GPUs with smaller dies are much more economic to manufacture and sell, which combined with the direction Multi-GPU may take with modern APIs is a recipe that may result in Multi-GPU becoming much more important and throughout the AMD product stack (not just the high end).

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon Pro Duo on the OC3D Forums

 

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18-04-2016, 05:43:01

Kushiro
The successor to the Titan Z?Quote

18-04-2016, 05:45:34

MrKambo
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
The successor to the Titan Z?
Wait...this is a nVidia AMD Radeon Pro Duo??? Quote

18-04-2016, 05:46:43

WYP
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
The successor to the Titan Z?
didn't the Titan Z not cost $3000Quote

18-04-2016, 05:53:10

Dicehunter
So 2 x Fury Nano GPU's on 1 PCB costs roughly upwards of £1,400 *according to Google conversion* yet you can buy 2 x Fury Nano GPU's separately for £379.99 each which will most likely outperform this.

Apart from the space saving and slightly lower temps I'm failing to see the point in this card considering it costs £640 more than getting separate Nano GPU's.Quote

18-04-2016, 06:04:46

JR23
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
So 2 x Fury Nano GPU's on 1 PCB costs roughly upwards of £1,400 *according to Google conversion* yet you can buy 2 x Fury Nano GPU's separately for £379.99 each which will most likely outperform this.

Apart from the space saving and slightly lower temps I'm failing to see the point in this card considering it costs £640 more than getting separate Nano GPU's.
Because if, or when, it becomes the fastest single card in existence the price will be irrelevant. Just like every other time this happens. In applications where CF is appreciated a pair of Nano's decimate anything nVidia has ever done.

When any company make something which is inherently relatively low volume manufacture the price is always going to be high. How competitive this is from a price perspective would be missing the point. Even the Titan Z sold some cards and that got humiliated from every perspective by the 295X2. It's not really as simple as two cards on one PCB either is it: adding a PLX, designing a whole new reference PCB and developing probably one of the most complex coolers they have ever implemented. All for a card that even at £800 wouldn't sell huge numbers, that time invested needs to be paid for or justified.

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