AMD’s monster of a graphics card: the Radeon Pro Duo, is tipped to launch officially on the 26th of April this year. The Radeon Pro Duo was first unveiled to the masses back in March during AMD’s Capsaicin event. The rather expedited release date might take some by surprise (in a good way) since it has been barely a month since the card was initially showcased.
On paper, AMD’s latest graphics card is said to best the GeForce GTX Titan X – Nvidia’s most powerful Maxwell GPU to date. This comes to no surprise when one considers the fact that the Radeon Pro Duo comes with two full-fledged Fiji XT GPUs instead of the single Maxwell GM200 GPU on the Titan X.
In addition to that, the Radeon Pro Duo will retail for US$1,500 (about RM5,835) when it becomes available for consumers. Knowing this, it makes little sense for average gamers to purchase this graphics card. Those aiming for a smooth VR gaming experience however, the Radeon Pro Duo may just be the perfect choice.
If the US$1,500 price tag was overwhelming, think about the retail price of the Radeon Pro Duo once it reaches Malaysia. Fear not, there are plenty of substitutes available for the Radeon Pro Duo. The GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980, Radeon Fury X, and Radeon R9 Nano to name a few. All of which are more than capable of playing whatever games thrown at them fairly smoothly – for a fraction of the price of a Radeon Pro Duo too.