Radeon VII Gets Pro Driver Support

Posted by alphaatlas 10:35 AM (CST)

Monday February 11, 2019

AMD released a new version of their Radeon Pro Software last week. Among several new features and fixes aimed at workstation users, AMD mentioned that "Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 now provides support for AMD Radeon Products*," and today, HardwareLuxx says that means the new Radeon Pro Driver supports Radeon VII. The publication notes that the Radeon VII's FP64 performance is only half that of the Professional MI60 variant, while RX Vega has a fraction of the FP64 power, making this card a particularly interesting option for high-precision compute workloads. This is apparently part of AMD's "One Driver" program, which will allow professional apps to run on Instinct, FirePro, or "select AMD Radeon products." Thanks to cageymaru for the tip.

In addition, AMD announced that the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 19.Q1 or later release will also support the Radeon VII . In the first generation of Vega, only the Frontier editions were supported by the Radeon Pro software, while the Radeon RX Vega models had to do without the Enterprise driver. However, it is unknown what exactly the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition will be released for the Radeon VII.