AMD already announced the Radeon Pro Duo earlier this year, but today we're finally getting all the juicy details about the dual-GPU graphics card the company is aiming at virtual reality creators and consumers.
As expected, the Radeon Pro Duo features two fully-unlocked Fiji GPUs, each with 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, and 64 ROPs. Along with a core clock speed of 1,000 MHz, the performance of a single core should be around the same ballpark of the Radeon R9 Fury X, which is clocked slightly higher at 1,050 MHz.
The card is loaded with 4 GB of HBM per core, providing a ton of bandwidth but perhaps not quite enough memory for some of the highest end games the Pro Duo might be expected to run. Interestingly, the Radeon Pro Duo has a rated TDP of just 350W, which is the same as two R9 Nanos, despite having three PCIe power connectors on the card itself.
The Pro Duo's cooling solution is a closed loop liquid cooler provided by Cooler Master, which covers both GPU dies as well as other supporting chips found around the board. The external radiator is 63mm in depth and includes a single fan.
The pricing for the Radeon Pro Duo hasn't changed since it was announced: you'll need to fork out $1,500 for this card, which is around $500 more than what it would cost for two single-GPU R9 Nanos. It's unlikely that this card will sell in significant quantities, although AMD can now claim that they have the fastest graphics card on the market.