4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2017 10:00 AM by amdmatt

    AMD axes Radeon Pro Duo's price by 50%

    black_zion

      AMD's Radeon Pro Duo Deeply Discounted on Expected Vega Onslaught | techPowerUp

       

      Sadly the price is up slightly back to $819 since the article was written, probably due to demand.

      XFX Radeon Pro Duo R9-PROD-8VRW 8GB 4096-Bit HBM PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com

       

      Sadly AMD has yet to cut the price of the Fury Nano, which is still about $500...

        • Re: AMD axes Radeon Pro Duo's price by 50%
          hardcoregames™

          I see this every time new video cards hit the street

          • Re: AMD axes Radeon Pro Duo's price by 50%
            amdmatt

            Great time to buy one.

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              • Re: AMD axes Radeon Pro Duo's price by 50%
                black_zion

                There are four good arguments I can make for not buying the Radeon Pro Duo at $800:

                 

                1) Bleeping bleep bleep game developers who think of Crossfire/SLI as an afterthought and don't program DirectX 12 MultiGPU or even program the game to take advantage of multiple adapters in DirectX 11 mode, which makes this card unattractive to gamers.

                2) Vega 10 is known to be able to game at UHD with high detail levels and FPS on a single card, and carries a rating in excess of the 16TFLOPS of the RPD.

                3) The Radeon Pro WX 7100. Unlike the RPD which runs double precision at 1/16th single precision, mid and upper level professional cards run double precision at 1/4 to 1/2 single precision. The WX 7100 is a mid to high end card, and rated at 5700 TFLOPS single precision, meaning double precision will be between 1425 and 2850 TFLOPS, a significant improvement over the RPDs 1024.

                4) The price. An $800 RPD is the same price as the WX 7100, which draws half the power. Also, AMD would be quite insane to price Vega 10 significantly different than the GTX 1080, which is a capable 4K UHD gaming card in its own right, and can be had for under $600, which is $200 less than the RPD.

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