AMD has introduced the Radeon Pro Duo featuring LiquidVR, which the firm says is the world’s first platform for VR content creation and consumption.


The Radeon Pro Duo graphics card is aimed at all aspects of VR content creation, including entertainment, education, journalism, medicine and cinema.

With 16 teraflops of compute performance, the Radeon Pro Duo offers a ‘complete solution’ for the VR developer by helping to bring tomorrow’s VR content to market in record time.

Virtual reality demands ever higher compute performance with rock solid consistency, said AMD in its press release. “Leveraging our graphics IP across FirePro and Radeon product lines, our new Radeon Pro Duo with the LiquidVR SDK is the world’s fastest platform to enable a world class graphics and VR experience.”

With the Radeon Pro Duo, AMD says it is the firm’s objective to solve ‘major problems’ developers face, by reducing latency and accelerating the VR pipeline through close collaboration with the content development community and with AMD LiquidVR technology.

“The Radeon Pro Duo is an incredibly advanced and powerful dual-GPU board that delivers the horsepower needed by VR designers, content creators and VR content consumers. We believe products like this will lead to greater immersive experiences,” said the chipmaker.

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is the initial product of the AMD VR Ready Creator line. It is also the platform of choice for Crytek’s VR First initiative. This program is aimed at nurturing new talent in the field of virtual reality development by powering virtual reality labs in colleges and universities worldwide.

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is available globally on April 26th from select AIBs and system integrators. Its anticipated SEP is USD$1499.

To learn more about the AMD Radeon Pro Duo visit www.amd.com/radeonproduo

Yesterday, PCR reported that AMD has entered a licensing agreement with a consortium of public and private Chinese companies that will use its x86 chip tech for server products.

As the news broke, AMD’s stock value surged by more than 39 per cent.

The firm has also officially confirmed market positioning for its upcoming Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 chips.

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