August 26th, 2018 by Adam Armstrong
AMD Introduces Radeon PRO V340
As VMworld 2018 is about to kick off tonight and into the next few days, AMD announced a new vGPU for high-performance graphics in the datacenter, the AMD Radeon PRO V340. The new virtual GPU is designed to tackle the most demanding datacenter visualization workloads, including CAD, design, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and rendering. AMD will be demoing the vGPU at booth #2501 at VMworld.
Creative professionals no longer just leverage large workstations to work on; they, like the rest of the workforce, are largely on the move working remotely. This means that they need graphics power wherever they may be. AMD Radeon PRO V340 is a dual vGPU built off of the company's Vega architecture. This architecture will allow the vGPU to deliver both high density and high-performance. Based on AMD's MxGPU Technology, the company claims that the V340 is the first VDI hardware solution equipped with 32GB ultra-fast memory to provide massive amounts of bandwidth for complex media and design workloads.
- Superior User Density: Supports up to 32 1GB virtual machines, up to 33 percent more than the competitive solution.
- Integrated Encode Engine: The ability to compress independent video streams in both H.264 and H.265 formats. Provides design and manufacturing users with the video quality they expect, while empowering IT managers to eliminate CPU bottlenecks.
- Ultra-Fast Frame Buffer: HBM2 memory with Error Correcting Code (ECC) and better power efficiency than competing solutions allow fast paging apps to run incredibly fast.
- Built-in Security Processor: Provides secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities.
The AMD Radeon PRO V340 is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of this year from leading OEMs.