AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX Series Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 25, 2016 - 09:30 PM |
Tagged: siggraph 2016, Siggraph, Radeon Pro WX Series, Radeon Pro WX 7100, Radeon Pro WX 5100, Radeon Pro WX 4100, radeon, capsaicin, amd

AMD has announced new Polaris-based professional graphics cards at Siggraph 2016 this evening, with the Radeon Pro WX 4100, WX 5100, and WX 7100 GPUs.

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The AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU (Image credit: AMD)

From AMD's official press release:

AMD today unveils powerful new solutions to address modern content creation and engineering: the new Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards, which harness the award-winning Polaris architecture and is designed to deliver exceptional capabilities for the immersive computing era.

Radeon Pro solutions and the new Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards represent a fundamentally different approach for professionals rooted in a commitment to open, non-proprietary software and performant, feature-rich hardware that empowers people to create the “art of the impossible”.

The new Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards deliver on the promise of this new era of creation, are optimized for open source software, and are designed for creative professionals and those pushing the boundaries of science, technology and engineering.

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The AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 GPU (Image credit: AMD)

Radeon Pro WX Series professional graphics cards are designed to address specific demands of the modern content creation era:

  • Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU is capable of handling demanding design engineering and media and entertainment workflows and is AMD’s most affordable workstation solution for professional VR content creation.
  • Radeon Pro WX 5100 GPU is the ideal solution for product development, powered by the impending game-engine revolution in design visualization.
  • Radeon Pro WX 4100 GPU provides great performance in a half-height design, finally bringing mid-range application performance demanded by CAD professionals to small form factor (SFF) workstations

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The AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 GPU (Image credit: AMD)

A breakdown of the known specifications for these new GPUs was provided by AnandTech in their report on the WX Series:

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Chart credit: AnandTech

Source: AMD

July 25, 2016 | 09:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I like them. They look good. I may do a new SFF CAD build.

July 25, 2016 | 09:53 PM - Posted by djotter

Blue!?!?

July 26, 2016 | 11:25 AM - Posted by Tim (not verified)

Yep, blue! I had to ask Sebastian if they were really blue before I believed it :p

July 25, 2016 | 10:03 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Team Blue!?

July 25, 2016 | 10:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous WR blueprint for VR (256bit) (not verified)

WTF!!! embarrassing AMD PR presentation for FAILED power hungly WR 'PRO' usless POLARIS Gamer cards for computing (bsod & driver errors / youtube crash / installer errors) all for 10 years guaranteed!

AMD need asap new GPU (POLARIS just sucks @ cutdown 256bit) 512bit is way better aka R390X!

AMD need @ end of 2016 => new CEO, GPU architects and PR Staff

July 26, 2016 | 05:10 AM - Posted by malurt

Wat.

July 26, 2016 | 05:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Mate that's coming next year.The RTG group is in process on being gobbled up by Intel. The reason Intel sacked most of the mobile group to create room for raja and co.

July 25, 2016 | 10:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No mention of the built in SSD storage on the GPU itself? Did I miss it?

July 25, 2016 | 11:01 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

EDIT: Oh, I see what you mean now. The Pro SSG "Solid State Graphics". It doesn't look like AMD has released much info on that yet...

What do you mean? If you mean how much graphics memory, I don't think we know yet -- once we have the full specs we will update the article!

 

July 26, 2016 | 02:28 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Thanks for the heads up on the announcement, btw. Here is my take on it: 

AMD Introduces Radeon Pro SSG: A Professional GPU Paired With Low Latency Flash Storage

July 25, 2016 | 10:46 PM - Posted by intel ph¡ynX (not verified)

Why is AMD so unprofessional and don't provide accurate benchmarks against Nvidia Quadro P6000/5000 or M6000/5000 professional GPU's?!?

Again 2016 AMD fake 2,7X perf/watt PR for dummy's agaist Nvidia 'Gamer' GTX 1080 and Titan?!?

July 26, 2016 | 01:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why is AMD so unprofessional as to not provide benchmarks against cards that aren't out yet?
It's cute seeing underage fanboys feeling obligated to talk shit even when the news is about workstation cards.

July 26, 2016 | 03:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Your nickname give you away :)

July 26, 2016 | 05:11 AM - Posted by malurt

How is it fake that the Polaris cards deliver 2.7 times the performance for the same power as the Radeon 300 series?

July 25, 2016 | 11:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh the gaming GITs trying to comment on the Pro Graphics cards! Get a clue you GITs the pro graphics is not about FPS its about rendering quality and rendering error free. These cards are a more affordable solution than Nvidia's overpriced Kit, and there will be Vega/Greenland offerings for the Higher end market in 2017. These SKUs are not for gaming or gaming's gimped down drivers, these SKUs are using the certified to work with the pro software applications professional graphics drivers that use more accurate math libraries for a better quality render. They have better error correction in the Pro GPU’s hardware also. OMFG with the mono-brows and the knuckles that drag the ground, and the skulls that are so thick that deep down inside that thick layer of bone there is only room enough for a single enfeebled brain cell! Please take all that gaming talk back to the double-wide and the kids with webbed feet!

AMD still has its GCN 3.0 high end offerings also, but these new cards are Polaris based and are a damn bit more affordable than Nvidia’s competing SKUs.

July 26, 2016 | 12:56 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Very good explanation as to how these cards differ from gaming skews. From what you say, it seems as if they will do very well in that market. Thanks for the good news.

July 26, 2016 | 12:31 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

2 times rebrand GCN 3.0 325W SKUs replaced with 2016 GCN 4.0 250W POLARIS SKUs?!?

AMD 2,7X perf per watt PR stunts polaris fries PCI-E slots / class action lawsuit follow

July 26, 2016 | 03:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not when they addressed it as fast as they did. Basically they sorted out the problem instantly. Not a perfect solution but good enough.

July 26, 2016 | 05:11 AM - Posted by malurt

Please stop just posting nonsense.

July 26, 2016 | 06:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This is a very smart move by AMD imo. Previously you had either Consumer or 'full on' Pro cards, leaving 'Prosumers' in the middle with little choice.

These are going to be THE choice for Prosumers, because they have the 'Pro' software compatibility, but without the Pro prices. If you do stuff like 'simple' CAD design (ie- without the need for TF of DP compute for stress analysis/CFD etc) then they will offer by far the best bang for buck.

If you do need TF of compute, well, you can buy a W9100 with 2.62TF of DP. And pay $3000 for it.

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