American semiconductor maker AMD has announced that the new Apple Mac Pro will have a Radeon Pro Vega II GPU, which is the newest offering from the company. The new GPU from AMD is capable of handling 8K video producing, video effect adding along with other high-end content creation. The new Radeon Pro Vega II GPU is based on the 7nm process technology and it packs high-speed HBM2 memory along with AMD Infinity Fabric Link GPU interconnect technology.
The new AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU comes from the AMD Radeon Vega family of GPUs known for their performance and the new graphics unit is no different. As mentioned above, it is build on the 7nm process technology and it has the HBM2 memory which offers a high rate of data transfer speed between the GPUs. The new GPU can provide up to 14 TFLOPS of single-precision floating-point (FP32) performance and up to 28 TFLPOS of half-precision floating-point (FP16) performance. According to AMD, the Radeon Pro Vega II GPU is optimized for powering the demanding professional applications with ease.
Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD said, “Today’s high-end professional content creation applications are driving an insatiable need for ever increasing levels of processing power and memory. Equipped with Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs, the new Mac Pro delivers the computational horsepower and memory bandwidth to power ultra-high screen resolutions and help dramatically accelerate compute and content creation workloads, enabling creative professionals to focus on unleashing their creativity and delivering amazing results.”
Some of the key elements and features of the new AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU are listed below:
- It comes with up to 14 TFLOPS of single-precision floating-point (FP32) performance and up to 28 TFLPOS of half-precision floating-point (FP16) performance. It can handle even the most power hungry application with ease.
- The new AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU comes with support of Infinity Fabric Link GPU interconnect technology which enables the GPU to GPU communications up to 5X faster than the PCIe Gen 3. It can offer interconnect speeds of up to 84 GB/s per direction low-latency peer-to-peer memory access.
- Since the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPU comes with the HBM2 memory, it can deliver up to 1TB/s memory bandwidth as the HBM2 memory offers high memory capacity and higher data transfer speed. Other than that, it also supports multi-display setups and 8K video.
Announcing the new AMD @RadeonPro Vega II graphics card, coming to the new Mac Pro workstation. Delivering cutting-edge memory bandwidth and compute performance essential for demanding artists and creative enthusiasts.
— AMD (@AMD) June 3, 2019
Dan May, president of Blackmagic Design said, “AMD continues to develop amazing graphics technologies to accelerate workflows for professionals who rely on DaVinci Resolve for faster color correction and editing. Radeon Pro Vega II delivers outstanding performance, especially when DaVinci Resolve is put to work with 8K video footage combined with various filters.”