Yes, you read that right. Sources are saying that AMD is planning to unveil a US$10,000 (about RM41,802) graphics card during next month’s Supercomputing 2016 event. Interestingly, the graphics card is said to be called “Dracarys”, which apparently means ‘dragon fire’ in High Valyrian – the fictional language from Game of Thrones.
AMD’s upcoming fire breathing Dracarys graphics card is reportedly equipped with 1TB of memory, which is similar to that of the Radeon Pro SSG. Impressively, instead of using a Fiji-based GPU like the Radeon Pro SSG, AMD’s upcoming supercomputing beast will be based on the unreleased Vega 10 GPU. FP16 (half precision floating-point) performance of this graphics card is rumoured to be more than 20 TFLOPS.
If AMD’s Dracarys will indeed be unveiled next month, then it would be the first time the company will be showcasing the Vega 10 GPU – or at least the first product that comes with the highly anticipated GPU. AMD’s Dracarys graphics card is slated for release in the second half of 2017, but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to be sure.
It’s worth noting that this graphics card isn’t targeted for gamers, which is pretty obvious judging by the price. So, sorry folks, AMD’s RM41,802 graphics card may not be able to run Crysis 3 at a billion frames per second – bummer.