[Originally posted on 08/08/18]
Making the Best: AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3 delivers quality, performance, security, simplicity, and lets you work from virtually anywhere.
Today, AMD is releasing its latest quarterly professional software update with the new AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3 driver, that lets you work from virtually anywhere with its new remote workstation features and provides compelling performance improvements in both media and entertainment and design and manufacturing workflows. Furthermore, its new fan control feature allows you to enhance the performance of your AMD Radeon™ Pro WX graphics cards.
Your Workstation Virtually Anywhere
With AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3, you can now easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of your AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 or WX 9100 graphics card-powered workstation from virtually anywhere with the new remote workstation IP built into AMD Radeon™ Pro Software when using Citrix® XenDesktop® 7.15+.
You can learn more about AMD’s Remote Workstation feature in this whitepaper.
“The Most Stable Graphics Driver in the Industry”
AMD’s robust stability testing process helps to ensure that AMD Radeon Pro Software delivers enterprise-grade quality and reliability, and a third-party assessment 2 by QA Consultants 3 found that AMD has “the most stable graphics driver in the industry.” Results show that AMD’s drivers are up to 11% more stable than Nvidia’s 4 and that AMD’s Radeon Pro Software is up to 25% more stable than NVIDIA Optimal Drivers for Enterprise.
Learn more about AMD’s software stability story by downloading this whitepaper.
Manual Fan Control
You can now manually adjust your AMD Radeon Pro WX graphic card’s fan speed in AMD Radeon™ Pro Settings to optimize airflow in thermally stressful environments, providing up to 2x the performance over default settings for very demanding workloads 8 without impacting the GPU warranty from AMD (as applicable).
To learn how to use this new feature you can read the user guide.
Performance Uplifts in Professional Applications
When compared to last year’s enterprise driver, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3 delivers significantly better performance in Media and Entertainment (M&E) workflows, with up to 53% better performance in Autodesk® 3ds Max® 9 and up to 51% in Autodesk® Maya®.
Additionally, in Design and Manufacturing (D&M) workflows (including VR visualization) AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3 is up to 33% faster in Siemens NX 11 and 17% faster in VRMark® 12.
Rendering in the Cloud
Using AMD’s MxGPU technology and AMD Radeon Pro Software, professionals can now render in the cloud with leading-edge digital content creation and design applications such as Maxon Cinema 4D™ and SOLIDWORKS® using virtualization and AMD Radeon™ ProRender.
Download AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 and work from virtually anywhere when using “the most stable graphics driver in the industry.”
Alexander Blake-Davies, 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. Use of third party names or marks is for informational purposes only and no endorsement of or by AMD is intended or implied.