The World’s First GPU to Break the Terabyte Memory Barrier.

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Powered by the "Vega" Architecture

 

64 nCU

COMPUTE UNITS
4096 Stream Processors
 

24.6/12.29

TFLOPS
FP16 / FP32 Performance
 

16GB + 2TB

HBM2 + SSG
 
 

2048-bit

MEMORY INTERFACE
 

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Radeon™ Pro SSG Highlights

The World’s First GPU to Break the Terabyte Memory Barrier

The Radeon™ Pro SSG based on the “Vega” GPU architecture, is a disruptive force in the professional graphics space, bringing with it cutting-edge technologies like the High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC), a state-of-the-art memory system that removes the limitations of traditional graphics memory.

The Radeon™ Pro SSG comes equipped with 2TB of total onboard memory, the most memory on a graphics card ever. This revolutionary advancement in graphics technology enables vastly higher performance for the most demanding use-case scenarios.  Easily make real-time material and complex lighting changes of rendered objects and scenes and generate near real-time photorealistic walkthroughs of rendered visualizations. Create high-fidelity real-time VFX pre-visualizations to help inform and make decisions on-the-fly.  Handle 8K, VR, 360 video stitching and other highly demanding graphics workloads effortlessly on the Radeon™ Pro SSG.

Main Features

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“Vega” GPU Architecture

The Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics card is based on AMD’s cutting edge “Vega” GPU architecture, purpose-built to handle big data sets and a diverse range of computational workloads.

Up to 12.29 TFLOPS of peak single-precision floating-point performance

The Radeon™ Pro SSG offers up to 12.29 TFLOPS peak SPFP. This is tremendous compute power that can be used to speed up professional applications where high performance is paramount, from rendering video effects to visualizing complex simulations.

64 Next-Generation Compute Units (nCUs, 4096 Stream Processors) with support for double-rate 16-bit math

New compute unit design provides super-charged pathways to provide double the processing throughput when using 16-bit data types, accelerating demanding workloads including image/video processing, ray tracing, and artificial intelligence.

OpenCL™ 2.0 Support

Enables professionals to tap into the parallel computing power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to accelerate compute-intensive tasks in leading CAD/CAM/CAE and Media & Entertainment applications that support OpenCL.

High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC)

The state of the art memory system found on the “Vega” GPU architecture removes the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high bandwidth cache controller, “Vega” GPUs equipped with HBCC enables creators and designers to work with much larger, more detailed models and assets in real time.

16GB High Bandwidth Cache

The Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics card employs cutting-edge HBM2 memory as an extremely large and ultra-fast hardware managed cache for external memory or storage devices. This allows the cards to efficiently access up to hundreds of terabytes of graphics memory, making it the ideal graphics card for handling massive textures and data sets.

2TB Onboard Solid State Graphics (SSG) Memory

The Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics card is the world’s first graphics card that has 2TB of solid state graphics memory on board. The Radeon™ Pro SSG physically co-locates high performance NVMe’s alongside the high performance “Vega” based GPU to create an optimized path for transferring and processing large data sets.

Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory 1

Helps ensure the accuracy of your computations by correcting any single or double bit error as a result of naturally occurring background radiation.

Efficient Geometry Engine

The new geometry pipe in the “Vega” GPU architecture processes millions of polygons due to its efficient load balancing. The Radeon™ Pro SSG offers up to 2.6x peak geometry throughput per clock2 to significantly speed up modelling and design workflows in various rendering engines.  Modelling applications will be able to render in real-time heavy 3D models and large scenes.

Enhanced Pixel Engine

Updated rasterizer technology to improve cache locality and overdraw, enhancing rendering efficiency and leaving more headroom to crank up quality settings while maintaining smooth 3D rendering.

10-bit Color

Native support for 10-bits per color channel for color-critical tasks.  Driving an effective 30-bits per pixel, the Radeon™ Pro SSG is great for any workload requiring that level of detail and color precision.

Comprehensive API Support

The “Vega” GPU architecture supports the latest programming interfaces for graphics and compute tasks, including Vulkan® 1.0, OpenGL® 4.5, OpenCL™ 2.0, and DirectX® 12.1. Coupled with support for API extensions through AMD’s GPUOpen initiative, the Radeon™ Pro SSG comes ready to handle both current and future applications.

AMD LiquidVR™ Technology3

AMD is making VR as comfortable as possible by lowering motion-to-photon latency. Enhance design realism and maintain ultra-immersive VR presence. Enjoy liquid-smooth visual performance and ultra-high frame rates – and cross over to the other side of realistic virtual environments and interaction4.

Radeon™ VR Ready Creator4

​Enable extraordinary performance and world-class innovation with Radeon™ VR Ready Creator products like the Radeon™ Pro SSG. Empower VR content creators and experience designers with amazingly powerful and capable development tools in the AMD LiquidVR™ SDK.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Industry-leading multi-display technology enabling highly immersive and unrivaled multi-tasking across multiple displays3, powered by a single Radeon™ Pro SSG graphics card.

Ultra-High Definition Display Support

The Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics cards support the latest display resolutions up to 8K

4K Accelerated Encode/Decode

Multi-stream hardware H.265 HD encode/decode for power-efficient and quick video encoding and playback5.

TrueAudio Next Technology

High fidelity physically-based audio rendering technology, based on Radeon Rays and utilizing the power of dedicated compute units. This feature is perfect for creating and editing immersive Virtual Reality experiences.

Energy Efficient Design

Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics cards supports unique power monitoring and management technologies, and has a maximum power consumption of 250 watts TDP board power. AMD PowerTune technology dynamically optimizes GPU power usage and AMD ZeroCore Power technology significantly reduces power consumption at idle3.

Use Cases

The Ultimate GPU for 8K Content Creation and 360 Video Stitching

Raw 8K video content is currently the most advanced standard for video playback. High-end cameras have the capability of capturing reality in 8K frames, but current playback solutions are often unable to display these frames at full frame rate (>30 FPS) to ensure a smooth or real-time experience. As a result, video playback or editing is often jerky and slow, leading to longer editing times and user frustration.

With the Radeon™ Pro SSG, video playback performance can not only meet, but exceed, real-time performance requirements because of the card’s ability to process and present this same data at speeds that far exceed typical solid state mass storage. In addition, smooth scrubbing through raw 8K content now becomes possible as the user has almost instant access to any position in the video stream.

By being able to handle these large data streams, the Radeon™ Pro SSG card can empower the user to play back, manipulate, stitch and post-process raw 8K content similar to how current solutions handle 4K content today.

ISV Highlights

  • Adobe After Effects
    Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. It also functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder.  The Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 workstation graphics cards provides superior, high-end graphics performance for any stage of the After Effects content creation pipeline.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
    Adobe Premiere Pro is a popular video editing application that is used by many people and organizations from professional studios, freelance artists, universities, to every-day users.  It supports high resolution video editing at up to 10,240 × 8,192 resolution, at up to 32-bits per channel color, in both RGB and YUV color space. Audio sample-level editing, VST audio plug-in support, and 5.1 surround sound mixing are available. Adobe Premiere Pro’s plug-in architecture enables it to import and export formats beyond those supported by QuickTime or DirectShow, supporting a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs on both MacOS and Windows. The Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 workstation graphics card provides superior, high-end graphics performance for any stage of the Premiere Pro content creation pipeline.

Design visualization is playing an increasingly important role in helping manufacturers streamline design to manufacture workflows.  Advanced technologies, including real-time visualization, physically-based rendering and virtual reality (VR), give design and manufacturing firms a powerful arsenal of visualization tools that can be used at all stages of product development. The Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics card provides the necessary performance required to drive these increasingly large and complex models through the design phase as well as rendering phase of product development.

The Radeon™ Pro SSG will benefit from planned workstation certifications and optimizations for many of today’s popular design applications.

In the media and entertainment market, tasks like animation, post-production, and virtual reality (VR), require high-end graphics to support these workloads.  They depend on compute speed and driver performance more than ever for shorter load and rendering times. Close partnerships with top software makers, and continuous improvements to performance and quality of AMD drivers have paid off by pairing reliability with the raw power offered by the Radeon™ Pro SSG professional graphics card.

Raytracing renders a 3D image with photorealistic results by fully simulating the interaction of light as it encounters a virtual object; this technique creates large data sets that must be transformed as the viewer’s perspective changes. These data sets can grow exponentially as additional geometry, and use of large quantities of high resolution texture maps are accounted for.

For 3D rendering workflows, the GPU memory limit ultimately defines how much a user can do because their entire scene and all associated reference files like texture maps need to fit into the GPU memory.  If they don’t, then there is no advantage to using GPU rendering and people fall back to rendering on the CPU. The Radeon Pro SSG breaks today’s ‘standards’ of available memory where one would typically see 16, 24 or 32GB of graphics memory on the high end.  With 2TB of memory on the Radeon Pro SSG, there’s virtually no rendering workload that can’t be run directly off of the Radeon Pro SSG.

ISV Spotlights

  • Autodesk Maya
    Maya is a professional application used by studios, developers and content creators to generate 3D assets for use in film, television, game development and architecture. Radeon ProRender plug-in for Maya has full support for the out-of-core rendering feature found on the Radeon™ Pro SSG which allows the application to tap into the full 2TB of memory found locally on the card. This allows users with very large models to render fully accelerated by the GPU. Maya GPU rendering has also been optimized for OpenCL and now provides fast rendering performance on the Radeon™ Pro SSG.Autodesk also has an Adobe After Effects plug-in called ‘Live Link’. This feature creates a live link between Maya and After Effects to allow users to view a scene in both programs simultaneously, as well as perform changes in Maya and see them update in After Effects in realtime. With both applications supporting SSG technology, users will benefit greatly with the almost limitless memory, advanced features and superior performance of the Radeon™ Pro SSG.
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
    Autodesk 3ds Max is an application that spans across both design and manufacturing as well as media and entertainment industries. As a digital content creation (DCC) tool, it has one of the largest user bases, and is a complete solution for major product pipelines from modeling and animation, to rendering. Autodesk 3ds Max support the Radeon ProRender plug-in, which allows for out-of-core rendering with HBCC and SSG technologies from AMD. This allows users with very large models to render fully accelerated by the GPU when using the Radeon™ Pro SSG graphics card. Design visualization teams authoring solutions for massive datasets can leverage the state-of-the-art Radeon™ Pro SSG for VR deliverables that would not otherwise ‘fit’ into common GPU solutions.
  • Blender
    Blender is a free and open source application used by universities, freelance artists and some studios for M&E content creation. Blender provides a comprehensive set of open source tools for content creation that includes asset design, rigging and animation, sculpting and texturing, rendering, VFX simulation, camera tracking and compositing, video editing as well as color grading. The Radeon™ Pro SSG is supported via the Radeon ProRender plug-in for Blender, which has full support for out-of-core rendering. This permits users with very large models to use GPU acceleration to render their creations quickly.

VR creators can harness the power of Radeon™ Pro SSG with next-generation VR camera technology to create cinema-grade 360-degree video with Radeon Loom technology. Radeon Loom revolutionizes the 360-degree video stitching process by addressing its formidable challenges through massively parallel GPU processing to enable both real-time live stitching and fast offline stitching of 360 videos.

Professionals will finally be able to fully unleash their creativity using the “Vega” architecture found in the heart of the Radeon™ Pro SSG GPU for the immersive and instinctive computing era. Erase the boundaries of distributed teams with virtual reality, create cinematic experiences never thought possible, and visualize creations in ways only dreamed of to achieve the art of the impossible.

Designers and architects will also be able to create high-resolution VR visualizations for collaborative real-time product design reviews and AEC walkthroughs, allowing teams spread across the globe to work together like never before.
AMD’s pioneering virtual reality technology, LiquidVR™ technology3, is breaking new ground with advanced features to deliver stunning content, advanced comfort and effortless compatibility with next-generation VR experiences. The Radeon™ Pro SSG workstation graphics card unlocks many unique AMD hardware features designed to work seamlessly with headsets. LiquidVR™ is dedicated to making VR experiences truly immersive by creating a sense of “presence” – a state of immersive awareness where a virtual world seems so real, you’ll believe you are there.

Download the Radeon™ Pro SSG Data Sheet

Radeon™ Pro SSG DataSheet

Radeon™ Pro SSG DETAILS

Stacking Up Against the Competition

Compute Units64 nCU
Typical Engine Clock (MHz)TBD
Peak Engine Clock (MHz)1500
Peak Half Precision Compute Performance24.6TFLOPS
Peak Single Precision Compute Performance12.29TFLOPS
Peak Double Precision Compute Performance768GFLOPS
Stream Processors4096
Peak Triangle/s (BT/s)6
10-bit Display SupportYes
Required PCI Slots2
Memory Data Rate1.89Gbps
Memory Speed945MHz
Memory Size16GB
Memory TypeHBM2
Memory Interface2048-bit
Memory Bandwidth483.84GB/s
ECC SupportYes
Memory Size (SSG)2TB
H265/HEVC Decode8 HD / 4K60 6
H265/HEVC Encode1080p240 or 4K60 Mixed with Decode 6
Maximum Display Outputs6 via mini-DisplayPort™
Stereo 3D Output SupportYes
Adapters included in Box1x Mini-DisplayPort to Single Link DVI Adapter, 1x Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI 1.4 Adapter, 4x Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter, 1x Stereo 3D Connector Bracket
HDCP Support
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.5
Vulkan® API
DirectX® 12.1
5K60 Support (Up to 3 Displays)
8K30 (Single-cable, Single Display)
8K60 (Dual-cable, Single Display)
Bezel Compensation
Partially Resident Textures
DirectGMA
Framelock/Genlock Support
Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory
Product FamilyRadeon™ Pro
Product LineRadeon™ Pro Series
ModelSSG
PlatformDesktop
Form factor and CoolingActive, Dual Slot, Full Height
OS SupportWindows 7, Windows 10 and Linux (64-bit)
  1. ECC support is limited to the HBM2 memory and ECC protection is not provided for internal GPU structures.
  2. Data based on AMD Engineering design of “Vega” GPU architecture. Radeon R9 Fury X has 4 geometry engines and a peak of 4 polygons per clock. Vega is designed to handle up to 11 polygons per clock with 4 geometry engines. This represents an increase of 2.6x. VG-3
  3. For More Information, visit www.amd.com/en/technologies
  4. Radeon VR Ready Creator Products are select Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro™ GPUs that meet or exceed the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive recommended specifications for video cards/GPUs. Other hardware (including CPU) and system requirements recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive should also be met in order to operate the applicable HMDs as intended. As VR technology, HMDs and other VR hardware and software evolve and/or become available, these criteria may change without notice.
  5. HDR content HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, monitor/TV, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-96
  6. HEVC acceleration is subject to inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players GD-81

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