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Advanced Micro Devices has launched its AMD Radeon Pro W6000 Series workstation graphics cards aimed at offering higher efficiency at an cost-effective value.
Demand for workstations has taken off in the course of the pandemic as experts working from home have to beef up their potential to work remotely. And AMD is in the midst of a refresh with its AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture. Thanks to that architecture, the new W6000 Series cards can provide up to 79% quicker efficiency than the prior generation, mentioned AMD’s Jamie Gwilliam in a press briefing.
The graphics cards are targeted at demanding architectural, design and style, engineering simulation, and video editing workloads. “So the W6800 is very firmly aimed at heavy to extreme workloads across those industries,” Gwilliam mentioned. “It’s compatible with a whole wide range of other industries. And the W6600 is the mainstream card, where we typically see people doing medium to heavy workloads.”
The flagship is the AMD Radeon Por W6800, the quickest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card ever. It also consists of the AMD Radeon Pro W6600 graphics card. Each has its accompanying graphics processing unit (GPU).
The GPUs are constructed on an sophisticated 7-nanometer manufacturing approach. The new chip series has features such as enhanced compute units with actual-time hardware-accelerated raytracing. It can run Solidworks computer software up to 46% quicker in rendering tasks than Radeon Pro graphics cards based on prior-generation architectures. That aids when businesses are attempting to develop animated films with sophisticated shadows and lighting.
“We’re seeing the rise of hardware ray tracing, accelerated in some industries and just starting in others. But ultimately, everybody wants to remove the traditional rendering process and get high-quality visuals as quickly as possible,” Gwilliam mentioned. “And in some cases, while they’re working within their CAD application, they want to see how materials behave, they want to see how it works with lighting, but without the time lost of doing traditional rendering. So expectations around hardware ray tracing are rising.”
It has help for variable price shading (VRS) to provide actual-time photorealistic viewports and rendering. Its AMD Infinity Cache has up to 128MB of last-level information cache integrated on the GPU die to minimize latency and energy consumption.
The W6800 has 60 compute units with 32GB of memory, when the W6600 has 28 compute units and 8GB of memory.
The AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card is readily available now from top sellers for $2,250. The AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card is anticipated to be readily available in the third quarter 2021 for $650.
AMD Radeon Pro W6600M GPUs are anticipated to be readily available in the HP Fury ZBook G8 mobile workstation in choose nations beginning July 2021. Competitively, the W6800 sits involving the Nvidia RTX A6000 ($4,650) and the Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 ($2,600) in terms of efficiency. But it charges significantly less than either, Gwilliam mentioned.