Radeon PRO W6800 and W6600, AMD RDNA 2 GPU for the professional graphics market
AMD announced workstation graphics solutions Radeon PRO W6000, more precisely two desktop models called Radeon PRO W6800 e Radeon PRO W6600, and a mobile workstation solution called Radeon PRO W6600M.
At the center of these tabs we have theRDNA architecture 2 that we have already learned about in the desktop field since last year, in the case of the Radeon PRO W6800 a chip Navi 21 with 3840 active stream processors (60 CU) – like the RX 6800 desktop – flanked by 32 GB of GDDR6 ECC memory at 16 Gbps on a 256-bit bus for a bandwidth of 512 GB / s. In the back we find six mini-DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. According to AMD, this card is capable of achieving 19.25 TFLOPS with single-precision calculations (FP32) and double (38.5 TFLOPs) with half-precision calculations (FP16). The card has a TDP of 250W and requires power through two PCIe connectors, one to 6 pin and one to 8 pin.
Like the desktop solutions, this graphics chip also comes with a Ray Accelerator unit for CU, which is certainly very useful for professionals who want to experiment with the technology. The Radeon PRO W6800 offers twice the VRAM of the Radeon PRO VII, 32% more computing power and only 18% more price.
The Radeon PRO W6600 instead it has one GPU Navi 23 con 1792 stream processor (28 CU, 11.06 billion transistors, 237 mm2, 32 MB of Infinity Cache), flanked by 8 GB of ECC GDDR6 memory at 14 Gbps on 128-bit bus for a bandwidth of 224 GB / s. The W6600 delivers a power of up to 10.4 TFLOPS in FP32 and up to 20.8 TFLOPs in FP16. The TDP of this solution is 100W and requires the connection of a 6-pin PCIe connector. The card is equipped with four traditional DisplayPort 1.4.
The Radeon PRO W6600M is completely identical to the Radeon PRO W6600M, although it will likely run at lower frequencies due to the notebook format’s limitations in terms of cooling.
AMD showed us a few benchmark interior: the Radeon PRO W6800 should be on average 79% faster than the Radeon PRO W5700. The company says Infinity Cache weighs on the performance increase by 10%. As for the competitor Nvidia, the Radeon PRO W6800 should guarantee superior performance to the RTX A5000 in different contexts.
Finally, a new feature called “Radeon Pro Viewport Boost“, which is intended to massively accelerate performance in the working environment (viewport) in compatible programs before actual rendering.
AMD is about performance up to 39% more with the Radeon Pro W6800 in the viewport in Epic Twinmotion, up to 43% in Autodesk 3ds Max and up to 114% in Autodesk Revit. In the future, other programs will support Radeon Pro Viewport Boost.
The Radeon PRO W6800 comes on the market for $ 2249, the Radeon PRO W6600 will be available for $ 649 from the third quarter, while the Radeon PRO W6600M mobile version will arrive on the HP Fury ZBook G8 workstation in select countries from July.