Sunday, August 26th 2018

AMD Announces Dual-Vega Radeon Pro V340 for High-Density Computing

AMD today at VMworld in Las Vegas announced their new, high-density computing, dual-GPU Radeon Pro V340 accelerator. This graphics card (or maybe accelerator) is based on the same Vega that makes AMD's consumer graphics card lineup, and crams its dual GPUs into a single card with a dual-slot design. 32 GB of second-generation Error Correcting Code (ECC) high-bandwidth memory (HBM) greases the wheels for the gargantuan amounts of data these accelerators are meant to crunch and power through, even as media processing requirements go through the roof.
"As the flagship of our new Radeon Pro V-series product line, the Radeon Pro V340 graphics card employs advanced security features and helps to cost effectively deliver and accelerate modern visualization workloads from the datacenter," said Ogi Brkic, general manager of Radeon Pro at AMD.

"The AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card will enable our customers to securely leverage desktop and application virtualization for the most graphically demanding applications," said Sheldon D'Paiva, director of Product Marketing at VMware. "With Radeon Pro for VMware, admins can easily set up a VDI environment, rapidly deploy virtual GPUs to existing virtual machines and enable hundreds of professionals with just a few mouse clicks."
"With increased density, faster frame buffer and enhanced security, the AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card delivers a powerful new choice for our customers to power their Citrix Workspace, even for the most demanding applications," said Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Marketing at Citrix.
Sources: AMD, via Tom's Hardware
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54 Comments on AMD Announces Dual-Vega Radeon Pro V340 for High-Density Computing

#51
HD64G
jabbadap, post: 3893171, member: 148195"
Well it has official TDP of 300W and requires two 8-pin power. It has it own site on amd too. Interestingly that memory bandwidth translates to 2Gbps hbm2s so it's the same speed but higher density as what radeon pro WX8200 uses.
Thanks for the info. Forgot to include the power used by the added 16GB HBM2 to the one being into 2 X Vega 56 8GB.
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#52
Jism
lexluthermiester, post: 3892844, member: 134537"
I'm looking at this design and thinking; " Where's the fan? "
It's written and said a few times, but these cards are supposed to be installed in a server casing where airflow is extremely important, and nobody gives a rat about noise. Datacenters are controlled with 24/7 Aircon's running to keep the ambient temp to 15 ~ 20 degrees.

If you install this in a regular desktop case and hit the benchmark button it will quit within 10 seconds. There is no way that cooling is able to keep up with ~ 300 ~ 400 watts without any airflow.



The Phi of Intel consumes 250W. Do you really believe that 250W is passive cooled? The air is forced through the servercase.
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#53
lexluthermiester
Valantar, post: 3892992, member: 171585"
Yep. Have these people never, ever seen a server/datacenter GPU launch post before? None of these have built-in fans. If they had, they'd be blown to pieces by the server's own fans, and they'd take up valuable volume that could house a bigger heatsink. I'm kind of baffled by all these "OMG where's the fan?!?!?!?!?!" comments.
hyp36rmax, post: 3893100, member: 145829"
This is designed for server racks with huge fans pushing air behind it.
Jism, post: 3893213, member: 91255"
It's written and said a few times, but these cards are supposed to be installed in a server casing where airflow is extremely important, and nobody gives a rat about noise. Datacenters are controlled with 24/7 Aircon's running to keep the ambient temp to 15 ~ 20 degrees.
And while those are all good points, it seems clear that more parties will be interested in AMD's new card than just those with rack systems.
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#54
londiste
jabbadap, post: 3893003, member: 148195"
Was there price somewhere for this. Tesla V100 32GB pcie costs ~8000€.
Not really. I saw estimates based on AMD's product line so far and it should be somewhere around $4-5k.
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