AMD to Release Radeon Pro VII and Radeon Pro Software Updates in June 2020May 16, 2020
AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card for broadcast and engineering professionals, delivering exceptional graphics and computational performance, as well as innovative features. The new graphics card is designed to power today’s most demanding broadcast and media projects, complex computer aided engineering (CAE) simulations and the development of high-performance computing (HPC) applications that enable scientific discovery on AMD- powered supercomputers.
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. Providing 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 competition, 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:
The new workstation graphics card provides the high-performance and advanced features enabling post-production teams and broadcasters to visualize review and interact with 8K content whether in the broadcast booth, on the studio floor or in the media server pipeline. It also enables engineers and data scientists to handle larger and more complex models and datasets, while reducing run times for engineering simulations and scientific computing workloads.
“Today’s professionals are challenged to meet high pressure deadlines under increasingly tight budgets while aiming to deliver world-class results. They demand more from their graphics card, and AMD Radeon Pro VII delivers. It provides innovative, high-performance technologies that allow users to easily manage larger, more complex simulations, create and manage exceptionally high-resolution digital media and digital signage content, and develop advanced HPC applications to drive new waves of scientific discovery on large scale supercomputer deployments.” -Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD.
Radeon VII Pro Specifications:
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 innovative 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 updates 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 6 . 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.
The AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card is expected to be available from major etailers/retailers beginning mid-June, 2020 for an SEP of $1899 USD. AMD Radeon Pro VII-equipped workstations are expected to be available in the second half of 2020 from leading OEM partners.