How the Radeon Pro SSG Works – The Basics



This quick video follows our discussion with AMD’s Radeon Pro team, and discusses how the Radeon Pro SSG (Solid-State Graphics) card works.

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  • Anyone here because of doing "PS5 research" instead of working?

    Gaming June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • PS5 has entered the chat.

    OniMirage June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Looks like how PS5 System Architecture works with that speedy SSD

    Reza Ramadea June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Waiting for linus to buy like a hundred of these

    Alex Y. June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • radeon ssg = super saiyan god :))

    Abdul Ghani June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • There has just been a Vega SSG with 2tb of storage

    Russel Schnugh June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • If only it was 2TB of VRAM

    Dudeprime June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • We need you to make v another video based on the SSG combined with Vega's HBCC… They showed the demo at this year's SIGGRAPH…

    Allen Mathew June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • what do you think of the Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB VRAM ?? i know it's not out yet, cos it's only atm with the upcoming macbook pro but i'm wondering how it will be like ? thx

    Ange Alexiel June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • people will actually buy this?

    swiperboy sb June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • but can it run crysis?

    TheBienator June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • meanwhile Nvidia still releasing Gddr5 on their best cards

    Ty June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • If the SSD is just a regular SATA one (judging by the internal renders of the card), why not just sell the card and the user has to provide the SSD instead? That could make the card cheaper.

    CrimSun June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • I wonder what graphic cards will be like 5 years from now…
    "You got a GTX 1080? That's old, bruh. You better upgrade!"

    mclightning88 June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Isnt that too risky to put datas in same pcb along with processing unit chips?

    Kuncen RIG June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • .. back to the REAL world

    RemusKingOfRome5 June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • is it just the devkit/prototype that's non-polaris? or will the final unit also be non-polaris? Would be good to make sure, could have sworn I heard Raja say it would be Polaris in the SIGGRAPH talk, and other sites are reporting it as a Polaris card.

    From what I understood the devkit/prototype is primarily for developers and early adopters to help get software integration ready for official workstation card release. They revealed during the SIGGRAPH livestream they were working with "The Third Floor" who do realtime pre-viz for films, as early adopters. I was under the impression full 2017 non-devkit units were going to be a Polaris based revision. Of course I could be mistaken.

    Also regarding the PCI-E lanes, if it's a PCI-E 3.0 card, would have been the perfect opportunity to refer back to your video on PCI-E 3.0 16x Vs 8x ^ ^ maybe a suggested card?

    Grimm Zane June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • it better not be a sata based ssd

    Ben Depew June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Maybe PowerVR will release a PCI card to the public, seeing as they already produce them for showing off there ray tracing capabilities.

    DarkLinkAD June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Hum, I was under the impression that the SSG was actually able to talk to the SSD component directly over the PCI-e buss without involving the CPU saving some latency?

    Luredreier June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Will this work out of the box, or will production software need to be coded to support this internal SSD in the video card?

    HUGSaLOT Valkyrie June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • I guess AMD said that the latency has been decreased by 10x in their SIGGRAPH event

    Sridhar K June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • all of that is interesting stuff actually, but one must wonder at a point… does it run crysis?

    Kureiji June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • How expensive are vram modules?

    If we look at the difference in price between the rx 480 8gb and 4gb, it looks to be $50 per 4GB of vram.

    This thing costs $10,000.

    10,000 / 50 = 200 sets of 4GB

    So 200 x 4GB = 800GB.

    So for the same price you can fit around 800GB worth of gddr5 (obviously more like 500GB because I didnt factor in any other costs), but why would they opt for this ssd approach instead of a shitload of gddr5? Is there a gddr5 shortage or something? Higher profit margin? Why not ddr3/4 instead of an ssd, wouldnt the speed be better?

    Plus the ssds lifespan will probably be reduced very quickly.

    PENDANTturnips June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Nvidia already pre ordered their dev kit 😉

    Patrick Bateman June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • I'm still trying to figure out why this card is better than having pcie x4 based solid state storage? It's starting to sound more and more like the controller for the SSD is not integrated to the SSG and that it will need to use the CPU anyway to go from video card to ssd.

    cracklingice June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
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    WhoeverThatGuyIs June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Hey Steve, can you please undo the watter pump and show us how it functions please?

    Kristian Matinko June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • Imagine when this trickles down to gaming side of things. Being able to load everything into the GPU (High Def Textures, etc) will save a lot of overhead.

    Derrick Gott June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • It's based on fiji, so more than 4GB vram is not gonna happen, and hbm is probably one of the reasons they had enough room to add 2 ssd on there.

    Keven Harvey June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • It is exactly this data shuffling problem that intel wants to address on a system level with Optane (3D Xpoint) drives connected directly into the PCI bus with NVMe or loaded straight into DIMM slots.

    Naoki Watanabe June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • the Holy Grail for Vray…

    xi persei June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply
  • I personally hope that a lot of software adopts this new standard

    Mohamed ElMobark kibida June 27, 2020 9:31 am Reply

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