Radeon Technologies has just introduced its new dual Radeon Pro Duo graphics card in which two complete Polaris 10 cores (the same ones used by the current ones) have been installed in a move that’s surprising as the usual rumors were not circulated around it. Radeon Pro WX7100 with a total 32 GB GDDR5 GRAM memory and with consumption unlike what has already been experienced with current Pro Duo is much more restrained and does not require a dedicated power station to power them.
The Radeon Pro Duo uses two Polaris 10 cores with 2304 stream processors. This means that we are considering a total of 72 calculation units that is equivalent to 4608 stream processors. The card operates at a clock speed of 1,243 MHz in both graphics cores counting on a total power of 11.45 TFLOPs that is inferior to 16 TFLOPs that owns the original Pro Duo released last year. The card doubles the geometry calculation performance of Radeon Pro WX7100 and can now operate with up to four 4K resolution monitors at 60 Hz and a single 8K resolution screen at 30 Hz (single cable mode) or a single screen 8K at 60 Hz (dual cable model).
In terms of GRAM memory, the card is a huge upgrade from the previous model that counted only on 8 GB of HBM memory that appears in the Radeon Pro Duo with the GPU of Fiji. The new card supports 32 GB of GDDR5 memory and AMD is certainly using chips that run at 7 GHz (although this is not for sure and is more of a guess than anything else) which would trigger the bandwidth up to 448 GB / s.
Unlike the current model, which has a very high TDP, the new graphics card requires only an 8-pin PCIe connector and a 6-pin PCIe to be able to carry out its activity without any mishaps. This means that very high powered, power supplies will no longer be needed as was the case with the current model.
After all is said and done and given that the graph clearly goes to a professional user (not as much as desktop users, although there will always be those within that niche market), don’t you think being right after the Vega launch with the HBM2 memory, AMD is rushing to take this model to the market?