Introducing Radeon Pro Software Hero_960.pngAMD FirePro and Radeon Pro graphics empower content creators and designers at many levels, from casual makers and students all the way up to seasoned professionals and enterprise workstation users. It’s not just hardware, though, that lets professionals unleash their creativity; powerful software is critical too, and we are introducing the first of many Radeon Pro Software releases.

 

The Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 is designed to address the specific needs of enterprise users and also will support the upcoming release of AMD’s next-generation of professional graphics, the Radeon Pro WX series.

 

Addressing Enterprise Needs

More than anyone else, enterprise workstation graphics users need predictable software release dates so they can properly plan ahead.

 

The Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver addresses this need with a commitment that updates will be released on the 4th Thursday of each quarter, starting on October 27th, 2016, with future releases planned on January 26th, April 27th, July 27th, and October 26th, 2017.

 

The Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver includes the predictable feature, performance and stability improvements enterprise users need, and comes with Prioritized Support, meaning AMD’s goal is to work with customers, ISVs, and OEMs to provide prioritized engineering support.

 

Rock-solid Reliability

When it comes to stability improvements, the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 has been rigorously tested to help ensure rock-solid reliability and is designed to provide an optimal user experience for enterprise users.

  

Along with testing for stability, our software undergoes ISV testing that exceeds certification standards. Radeon Pro Software is certified in over 100 workstation applications covering the leading software professionals use.

 

Exceptional Performance

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You will see faster performance in PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and Dassault CATIA when you compare the 16.Q4 Enterprise Driver with last year’s AMD FirePro™ 14.502.1019 Driver1.

 

It’s not just about raw performance either because Radeon Pro Software also enables outstanding productivity value. When tested against the Nvidia Quadro M2000, the AMD FirePro™ W5100 delivers up to 27% more productivity per dollar2.

 

Enhanced Productivity Features

Along with its performance and stability improvements, the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 also includes production-level features and capabilities such as support for AMD's pioneering virtual reality LiquidVR™ technology that exploits the capabilities of AMD graphics and enables professional VR workflows on Radeon VR Ready Creator graphics cards.

 

With DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ support, the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 may be used for the coming real-time game engine professional workflow revolution. There is also WHQL support for Windows® 10 Anniversary Update and Windows® 10 Device Guard.

 

Certified Updates, Consistently Delivered

The introduction of Radeon Pro Software continues AMD’s commitment to providing all levels of workstation graphics users with high-performance and stable certified professional software.This commitment includes the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver which incorporates new features, performance and stability improvements, and prioritized support designed to make enterprises and their users more productive -- all delivered on a predictable schedule.

 

Download the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 today.

 

Compatible with: Radeon™ Pro WX series, Radeon Pro Duo, AMD FirePro™ W series, select AMD FirePro™ S series
Supports: Windows® 7/10, Linux®

 

Alexander Blake-Davies is a Software Product Marketing Specialist for Professional Graphics at AMD’s Radeon Technology Group. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third-party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

 

1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers Radeon Pro 16.Q4 Enterprise (16.40) beta and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  Using 14.502.1019 with SPECviewperf 12.0.2 catia-04, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 57.33.  On the same system, using 16.Q4 with SPECviewperf 12.1 catia-04 AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 74.96.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Note: Results from SPECviewperf 12.0.2 and SPECviewperf 12.1 are directly comparable, in accordance to SPEC official website: https://www.spec.org/gwpg/downloadindex.html. Performance Differential: 74.96/57.33 = ~30.75% higher score on driver 16.40. FP-205

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of September 20th, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers Radeon Pro 16.Q4 Enterprise (16.40) beta and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  Using 14.502.1019 with SPECviewperf 12.0.2 snx-02, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 63.53.  On the same system, using 16.Q4 with SPECviewperf 12.1 snx-02, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 74.87.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Note: Results from SPECviewperf 12.0.2 and SPECviewperf 12.1 are directly comparable, in accordance to SPEC official website: https://www.spec.org/gwpg/downloadindex.html. Performance Differential: 74.87/63.53 = ~17.85% higher score on driver 16.40. FP-207

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of September 20th, 2016 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD FirePro™ W7100, software drivers Radeon Pro 16.Q4 Enterprise (16.40) beta and 14.502.1019 for SPEC benchmarks (SPECapc and SPECviewperf).  On 14.502.1019 for SPECviewperf 12.0.2 creo-01, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 49.63.  On the same system, using 16.Q4 for SPECviewperf 12.1 creo-01, AMD FirePro™ W7100 scored a composite of 58.28.  OEM Workstation platforms may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. Note: Results from SPECviewperf 12.0.2 and SPECviewperf 12.1 are directly comparable, in accordance to SPEC official website: https://www.spec.org/gwpg/downloadindex.html. Performance Differential: 58.28/49.63 = ~17.43% higher score on driver 16.40. FP-206

 

2. AMD FirePro W5100 Pre-Tax Street Price From Amazon.com: $318.59; Accessed 09/20/2016 6:40 PM EST from https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-FirePro-PCI-Express-Graphics-100-505737/dp/B00NJNDQMO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474411354&sr=8-2&keywords=amd+firepro+w5100

Nvidia Quadro M2000 Pre-Tax Street Price From Amazon.com: $429.29; Accessed 09/20/2016 6:40 PM EST from https://www.amazon.com/PNY-NVIDIA-Quadro-M2000-VCQM2000-PB/dp/B01ECDW5NK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474411239&sr=8-1&keywords=nvidia+m2000

CPU: Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, Memory: 16GB RAM, OS: Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD Driver: 16.40 Beta Nvidia Driver: 368.39. Application: SPECapc Siemens PLM NX 10.0, FSAA. Subtest: N/A. AMD W5100 Composite score: 4.11. Nvidia Quadro M2000 Composite score: 4.33. Productivity Advantage Calculation: Composite score divided by price. AMD Productivity Per Dollar Score: 4.11/$318.59 = 0.0129. Nvidia Productivity Per Dollar Score: 4.33/$429.29 = 0.01009. AMD Advantage: 0.0129/0.01009 = 27.9%. FP-204