AMD today launched the Radeon Pro VII graphics card for content creators and professionals, and along with it a bunch of related tools. The most important is the ProRender 2.0 which lets you employ both your Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU to speed your rendering workloads. Earlier, ProRender was a GPU-only software. Now, it not only supports CPU+GPU rendering, but also allows multi-GPU systems to run at the maximum potential using the Infinity Fabric Link.
ProRender 2.0 also features rendering algorithm improvements and a flexible shader node system. The various rendering materials, backgrounds and lights can now be defined via a network of shader nodes. The output of these nodes includes vectors, colors and shades.
As per AMD’s official figures, running a Ryzen Threadripper 3990X along with a Radeon Pro VII essentially doubles the performance over a pure GPU run. Radeon ProRender 2.0 includes plugins for Unreal Engine, Blender, AutoDesk Maya, Houdini, etc for faster rendering.