AMD Radeon Pro Duo

AMD Radeon Pro Duo to be out on 26th April, R9 490 and 490X in June

Meanwhile towards the other side of the bridge, news reports indicate that AMD is all set to release its newer variants of graphic cards. The company released FirePro S9300 X2 and announced previously.

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo will be using two 28nm based Fiji cores, each with 4,096 shader units, 256 texture mapping units, 64 raster operation units (ROPs) with a total of 8GB HBM. Its compute performance is more than Nvidia’s recently announced Tesla P100 which was announced very recently during GDC 2016.

It is expected that the Pro Duo’s performance will be somewhere betweenCrossFire setups with two Radeon R9 Fury X and two R9 Nano GPU. It is expected that the AMD Radeon Pro duo will be showcased on 26th April and the card would be out in retail during Q2 2016 with an assumed price tag of US $1,499. This card has the potential to attract many sorts of high-end content creators. The specs are not yet clear, including its TDP rating.

Meanwhile, AMD’s gaming-grade graphic cards Radeon R9 490 and R9 490X might be showcased during Computex 2016 which will be held in June 2016. It is also expected that the card will be out at the end of the month. These cards will be using Polaris 10 which will also be competing with Nvidia’s upcoming Pascal based GPUs while Polaris 11 will be a more affordable variant.

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Polaris’ successor ‘VEGA’ is scheduled for 2017. As per AMD Radeon’s roadmap, VEGA will be using the second generation High Bandwidth Memory ‘ HBM2’. The only point that expresses Polaris architecture (for now) is that its performance is 2.5 times performance per watt. It will be tempting to see how AMD Radeon Polaris performs against Nvidia’s Pascal cards of similar standards.

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