AMD has announced new high-performance graphics cards Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo that will power Apple’s new Mac Pro, which will be launched this fall.
The new Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo meet the needs of professionals who constantly interact with the most demanding workloads, such as rendering, 8K video editing, high-quality 3D content creation, and more.
The two graphics cards continue to use AMD’s Vega architecture. They use a variant of the Vega 20 silicon that first debuted on the Radeon Instinct MI50, the Instinct MI60, and later paved the way for the Radeon VII.
The Radeon Pro Vega II has 64 processing units, which corresponds to 4,096 stream processors. The graphics card has a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz and offers a performance of up to 14.2 TFLOPs with FP32 performance. AMD has equipped the Radeon Pro Vega II with 32GB of HBM2 memory over a 4,096-bit memory bus to achieve 1TB/s bandwidth. The card has four ThunderBolt 3 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port.
On the side of the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo we speak of a monster with 128 computing units and 8,192 stream processors. It still works with a 1.7 GHz peak clock, but offers twice the performance of the FP32. The Radeon Pro Vega II Duo retains the 4,096-bit memory interface and 1 TB/s memory bandwidth. However, 64 GB of HBM2 memory is used.
Apple has introduced its own MPX Expansion Module (MPX Module) along with its next Mac Pro, which allows you to combine up to two Radeon Pro Vega II or Radeon Pro Vega II Duo. So it’s possible to have a Mac with up to 56.8 TFLOPS FP32 and 128 GB of HBM2 memory, which is crazy.