AMD has announced the release of a new version of the driver Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Designed for graphics cards by the Radeon Pro and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition series, it offers a performance boost of up to 33% over last year's Enterprise 18.Q1 driver. But the most interesting "chip" in the latest release is the support from the consumer card Radeon VII.
As we mentioned earlier, Radeon VII has a dual precision computer performance (FP64) of 3.5 teraflops. Relatively, this figure is 1/4 of the data force with a single accuracy of FP32.
For AMD and Nvidia gaming graphics cards, the typical FP64 is 1/16 of FP32, while professional accelerators are characterized by 64-bit accuracy of 1/2 of FP32. Thus, the potential located in Radeon VII will bring this video card closer to professional solutions.
After the release of Radeon Pro Enterprise 19.Q1, the line between games and professional adapters is entirely conditional on Radeon VII's example. In addition, the seller promises the introduction of a single "One Driver" for all AMD video cards. This feature allows you to move between Radeon Pro and Radeon Adrenaline drivers. All this involves the ability to run business and game applications on the same system without having to restart.
Radeon Pro Enterprise 19.Q1 driver set includes certificates for 3D, CAD and CGI packages such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Inventor, Bentley Systems Microstation Graphisoft Archicad and others, support for AMD Radeon Pro ReLive workstation based on OpenVR, access to AMD ProRender and many other features.
In addition, the AMD announced the release of a new firmware for Radeon VII, which will add support to UEFI. The installer will be available for download from amd.com. As it turned out, the out-of-the-box news does not have UEFI support, and therefore the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) module is used at system startup. Note that ASRock has already released free access to the new firmware for its version of Radeon VII.