AMD announces latest innovations at SIGGRAPH 2016

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AMD announced its latest innovations at the SIGGRAPH event, being held in California from July 24 to 28.

The semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale announced that it is developing a new Radeon Pro solution for large dataset applications.

Available initially as a developer kit,  Radeon Pro technology is promised to enable vastly higher performance compared to  existing GPU memory implementations,

The new solution is ideal for real-time post-production of 8K video, high-resolution rendering, VR content creation, oil and gas exploration, computational engineering, medical imaging and life sciences.

This developer kit is available for $9,999. Full availability is planned for 2017.

Further, AMD unveiled Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards, new solutions to address modern content creation and engineering.

The new brand, targeting ten million professional graphics users, harnesses Polaris architecture.

The Pro WX Series includes, Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU, Radeon Pro WX 5100 GPU and Radeon Pro WX 4100 GPU.  All three products are expected to be available in Q4 of 2016.

“We have taken a long, hard look at the workstation space and chose to focus on what we define as ‘the art of the impossible,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

“When you invest in Radeon Pro, you’re not just investing in a product, but in a holistic approach to design and content creation,” Raja added.

Also at the event, AMD formally launched Radeon ProRender, its rendering engine. It is an open source, giving developers access to the source code.  It is slated for availability on GPUOpen in early September.

Alongside Radeon ProRender, developers also have access to Radeon Rays on, a high-efficiency, high-performance, heterogeneous ray tracing intersection library for GPU, CPU or APU on virtually any platform.

GPUOpen is an AMD initiative designed to assist developers in creating ground-breaking games, professional graphics applications and GPU computing applications with superior performance.

Radeon ProRender plugins are available today for many popular 3D content creation applications, including Autodesk 3ds Max, SOLIDWORKS by Dassault Systèmes and Rhino, with Autodesk Maya coming soon.

Radeon ProRender works across Windows, OS X and Linux, and supports AMD GPUs, CPUs and APUs as well as those of other vendors.