Not only the Radeon PRO GSS announced AMD at SIGGRAPH 2016, the company has also strengthened its product offering for the professional market of workstations (Work Stations) with the new Radeon Pro WX 7100, Radeon Pro WX 5100 and Radeon Pro WX 4100 based on the GCN GPU Polaris 4.0 and 14nm FinFET architecture.
Indeed, AMD has long since I updated its guideline of professional cards intended for workstations, the latest ads about were in August 2014 (almost two years) with models: AMD FirePro W7100, AMD FirePro W5100 and AMD FirePro W4100 GPUs based on “Tonga” and “Bonaire” 28nm.
Now part of the SIGGRAPH 2016, AMD makes the appropriate and necessary updating with new Radeon Pro WX 7100, Radeon Pro WX 5100 and Radeon Pro WX 4100, which introduced the efficiency achieved by moving from a manufacturing process of 28nm to 14nm FinFET, the best performance of a GPU (Polaris 10 and 11) and more powerful and efficient architecture (Graphics Core Next Fourth Generation), in addition to updating the video outputs for screen resolutions and higher rates of soft drink thanks DisplayPort 1.3. These models replace the FirePro deservedly mentioned in the previous paragraph.
With the announcement of these cards, AMD also seems to be ignoring the FirePro brand and replacing the Radeon brand PRO, reinforcing the Radeon brand that covers consumer products, and products for the professional market.
In this context, AMD also announced that its AMD tool for creative professionals FireRender, now renamed Radeon ProRender, but is not all because this tool will now be open source as part of this initiative GPUOpen AMD.
This tool or modeling engine based on the OpenCL standard is aimed at creative professionals and whose function is to harness and balance all computing resources from multiple GPU and CPU in a heterogeneous system simultaneously, in order to offer a better performance.
Radeon ProRender is available in supplement form (plugin) in 3D design software, including Autodesk 3ds Max, SOLIDWORKS and soon will be available for Autodesk Maya. Radeon ProRender operating platforms can run under Windows, OS X and Linux, supporting CPUs, GPUs and APUs AMD as well as Intel and NVIDIA products.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100: The top of the range, natural replacement of the AMD FirePro W7100 (Tonga), this card is focused on driving demands workflow engineering, media and entertainment, it is the solution workstation AMD for professional content creation VR (Virtual Reality).
In tannic terms the Radeon Pro WX 7100 is based on a GPU Polaris 10 with a total of 2304 Stream Processors grouped into 36 CU (Compute Unit), 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs, very similar to the configuration of the GPU of the Radeon RX 480. This model achieved according to AMD computing power floating point operations single-precision (FP32) on 5 TFLOPs.
This card also includes 8GB of GDDR5 memory operating at a frequency of 7 GB / s, via a data bus 256-bit, this gives the card a bandwidth memory of 224 GB / s, which is similar to the bandwidth of the RX 480. the card in electrical terms is fed from a single connector PCIe 6-pin which gives a TDP of about 150W.
As previously mentioned card has four DisplayPort 1.3 outputs capable of supporting up to four monitors 5K at 30Hz.
AMD Radeon 5100 Pro WX: This model according to AMD, is ideal for content development engine real-time solution, immersive real-time design and fabriaciono, including CAD design and CAM.
This card is the natural replacement of the AMD FirePro W5100 (Bonaire), it is based on a GPU Polaris 10 with 1792 Stream Processors grouped into 28 CU (Compute Units), achieving a power computing floating point operations single-precision (FP32 ) on the 4 TFLOPs.
This card also features 8GB of GDDR5 memory operating at 7 GHz using a 256-bit interface achieving a bandwidth of 224 GB / s. This model does not require additional power connector and only feeds the port PCIe 3.0 achieving a TDP of only 75W.
This card also has four DisplayPort 1.3 outputs capable of supporting up to four monitors 5K at 30Hz.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100: Finally we have this model that the company says provides great performance in design, bringing application performance midrange demanded by professionals CAD workstations, small form factor (SFF) of Indeed, the PCB of this card is similar to the Radeon R9 Nano.
In technical terms this card power of a GPU Polaris 11 and comes to replace the AMD FirePro W4100. This card features 1024 Stream Processors grouped into 16 compute units (CU), achieving a power computing floating point operations single-precision (FP32) on 2 TFLOPs.
The Radeon 4100 Pro WX incorporates only 4 GB of GDDR5 memory operating at 7 GHz via a data bus 128-bit, which gives the card a bandwidth of 112 GB / s.
As in the case of the other two models, the AMD Radeon 4100 Pro WX features four DisplayPort 1.3 outputs capable of supporting up to four monitors 5K.
AMD has not announced price of these cards, but said that will be available in the last quarter of this year (Q4 2016).