AMD announces mass production of Alveo V80 computing accelerator card

AMD announced that the Alveo V80 computing accelerator card has entered the mass production stage. This is their latest high-performance computing (HPC) product, designed for memory-intensive workloads. As an FPGA-based accelerator, the Alveo V80 aims to capture the mid-range workload market, which heavily relies on memory utilization, with its competitive performance and pricing. It is expected to be widely adopted in HPC, data analytics, finance, cybersecurity, and storage applications.

The Alveo V80 is built on the 7nm Versal XCV80 HBM series adaptive SoC, boasting 2,574K LUT logic units and 10,848 DSP logic slices. It also integrates high-bandwidth memory (HBM) to ensure rapid data processing capabilities. Featuring Versal HBM technology and equipped with two 16GB HBM2E memory stacks, it provides a memory bandwidth of 819GB/s. Additionally, the memory can be expanded by 32GB through the DDR4 slot on the card, further enhancing performance.

The Alveo V80 supports PCIe 4.0 x16 or PCIe 5.0 x8 interfaces and has three MCIO expansion ports at the rear of the card. It uses dual 8-pin power connectors, with a maximum power consumption of 300W, and employs a passive cooling design. Furthermore, the I/O bracket includes four QSFP56 network interfaces, each supporting 200G network speeds, offering ample interconnect bandwidth compared to GPUs relying solely on PCIe connections.

The Alveo V80 computing accelerator card is now available for order from AMD’s official website, priced at $9,495. It is classified as the next-generation product following the Xilinx Alveo U50, with upgraded HBM memory standards and network interface configurations.