AMD today announced the AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card for broadcast and engineering professionals.
The AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card offers 16GB of extreme speed HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory), and support for 6x synchronized displays and high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 interconnect technology. AMD claims that the new card provides up to 26 percent higher 8K image processing performance in Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and up to 5.6x the double precision (FP64) performance-per-dollar versus the NVIDIA Quadro RTX. The new graphics card introduces AMD Infinity Fabric Link technology to the workstation market. AMD Infinity Fabric Link speeds application data throughput by enabling high-speed GPU-to-GPU communications in multi-GPU system configurations.
Key capabilities and features of the AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card include:
- Double Precision Performance – With up to 6.5 TFLOPS (FP64) of double precision performance for demanding engineering and scientific workloads, AMD says that the Radeon Pro VII graphics card provides 5.6x the performance-per-dollar versus the competition on the AMD Internal Benchmark for Altair EDEM “Screw Auger” viewset.
- High-speed Memory – 16GB of HBM2 with 1TB/s memory bandwidth and full ECC capability handles large and complex models and datasets with low latency.
- AMD Infinity Fabric Link – A high-bandwidth, low-latency connection that allows memory sharing between two AMD Radeon Pro VII GPUs, enabling users to increase project workload size and scale, develop more complex designs and run larger simulations to drive scientific discovery. AMD Infinity Fabric Link delivers up to 5.25x PCIe 3.0 x16 bandwidth with a communication speed of up to 168 GB/s peer-to-peer between GPUs.
- Remote Working – Users can access their physical workstation from virtually anywhere for unhindered productivity with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver.
- High-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 Support – PCIe 4.0 delivers double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0.
- Frame Lock/Genlock – Enables precise synchronized output for display walls, digital signage and other visual displays (AMD FirePro S400 synchronization module required).
- High-resolution/Multi-display Support – Supports up to 6x synchronized display panels, full HDR and 8K screen resolution (single display) combined with ultra-fast encode and decode support for enhanced multi-stream workflows.
- Professional Application Certification – Optimized and certified with leading professional applications for stability and reliability.
- ROCm Open Ecosystem – Open software platform for accelerated compute provides an easy GPU programming model with support for OpenMP, HIP, and OpenCL, as well as support for machine learning and HPC frameworks, including TensorFlow, PyTorch, Kokkos, and RAJA.
The AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card is expected to be available from major etailers/retailers beginning mid-June for an SEP of $1899 USD. AMD Radeon Pro VII-equipped workstations are expected to be available in the second half of 2020.
Radeon Pro VII
- GPU Architecture: Vega20
- Lithography: TSMC 7nm FinFET
- Stream Processors: 3840
- Compute Units: 60
- Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance:
- Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance:6.5 TFLOPs
- Memory Size:16 GB
- Memory Type (GPU): HBM2
- Memory Interface: 4096-bit
- Memory Bandwidth:1024 GB/s
- Memory ECC Support: Yes
- Form Factor: PCIe® Add-in Card
- Bus Type: PCIe® 4.0 x16
- Cooling: Active
- Board Width: Double Slot
- Board Length: 10.5" (267 mm)
- Board Height: Full Height
- External Power Connectors: 1x PCIe 6-pin, 1x PCIe 8-pin
- Display Outputs: DisplayPort™ 6x DisplayPort 1.4
- Additional Features: AMD Remote Workstation, Radeon™ Media Engine, Radeon™ Pro Software, Radeon™ VR Ready Creator
AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2
AMD Radeon Pro workstation graphics cards are supported by the Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver, delivering enterprise-grade stability, performance, security, image quality and other features, including high-resolution screen capture, recording and video streaming. The latest release offers up to a 14 percent year-over-year performance improvement for current-generation AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards. The new software driver is now available for download from AMD.com
Updated AMD Rendering Software
AMD also released updated for AMD Radeon ProRender, a physically-based rendering engine built on industry-standards that enables accelerated rendering on any GPU, any CPU and any OS. The updates include new plug-ins for SideFX Houdini and Unreal Engine, and updated plug-ins for Autodesk Maya and Blender. For developers, an updated AMD Radeon ProRender SDK is now available on the redesigned GPUOopen.com site, and is now easier to implement with an Apache License 2.0. AMD also released a beta SDK of the next-generation Radeon ProRender 2.0 rendering engine with enhanced CPU and GPU rendering support with open-source versions of the plug-ins.
- Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance: