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AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 Delivers SOLIDWORKS Performance Improvements and over 320 Day Zero Certifications

Blog Post created by alexander.blake-davies Employee on Feb 11, 2019

Today, we are announcing that the new AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 driver is now available, enhancing Radeon™ Pro professional graphics with stability, performance, security features, simplicity, and industry-leading innovation.

 

Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 accelerates product design workflows with a host of features designed to boost designer’s and engineer’s productivity, including performance improvements in select applications and over 320 “Day Zero” ISV application certifications. The new features include support for workstation wireless VR, improved image quality using AMD Radeon™ Pro Image Boost, expanded functionality for AMD Remote Workstation, and “One Driver” support coming soon for the AMD Radeon™ VII.

 

Exceptional Workstation Application Performance

Just in time for SOLIDWORKS® World 2019, when tested with the SOLIDWORKS® Performance Test 2019 and using AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1, AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics has up to 46% better “rendering” performance 1 in SOLIDWORKS® 2019 when compared versus the competition. Additionally, year-over-year performance has increased – the 19.Q1 driver is up to 33% faster in SPECviewperf® 13 medical-02 than last year’s AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1. 6

 

 

Over 320 “Day Zero” ISV Application Certifications

Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 launches with over 320 “Day Zero” ISV application certifications for Radeon™ Pro graphics cards including for Autodesk 3ds Max®, Autodesk Inventor®, Autodesk Maya®, Autodesk® VRED™ Professional, Bentley Systems Microstation®, GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD®, SideFX® Houdini™, SIEMENS NX™, and SIEMENS Solid Edge®. In fact, when you compare our previous 18.Q4 enterprise driver with NVIDIA’s previous Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) 411.81, AMD has approximately 40% more driver certifications in select applications. 7

 

 

Ready for Workstation Wireless VR Visualization

Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 supports workstation wireless VR on AMD Radeon™ VR Ready Creator graphics cards 8ready for HTC’s upcoming VIVE Focus™ Plus standalone 6DoF VR headset 9. With this new workstation wireless VR capability, designers can visualize and interact with their creations on their workstation PC with the HTC VIVE Focus™ Plus and its included 6DoF controllers.

 

 

AMD Radeon Pro Image Boost Accelerates Decision Making

This new feature is the professional version of our Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) technology tuned for use with professional applications and allows Radeon™ Pro graphics to output at a higher resolution (up to 5K) and then scale down to the lower native resolution of your display, improving sharpness and clarity. Radeon™ Pro Image Boost allows you to present complex and detailed designs at the highest image quality no matter the resolution of the display being used, accelerating product design decision making.

 

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Virtual Workstation Apps from Virtually Anywhere

AMD Remote Workstation has been upgraded to support application virtualization and streaming using Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp® & XenDesktop®) helping enterprises to cut IT costs by deploying this technology to professionals working remotely 10. We also recently announced that AMD Remote Workstation support is available on more platforms, including the HPE Edgeline EL4000 Engineering Workstation.

 

 

Unified “One Driver” for ALL for AMD graphics hardware

Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 simplifies deployment and delivers the stability, simplicity, and security of Radeon Pro Software to knowledge workers using commercial applications and content creators using media and entertainment applications with AMD Radeon graphics cards (Radeon VII “One Driver” support coming soon). However, the workstation application certifications and optimizations available with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise when using Radeon™ Pro graphics cards are NOT available when using AMD Radeon™ graphics cards.

 

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Alexander Blake-Davies is a Software Product Marketing Specialist for Professional Graphics at AMD’s Radeon Technology Group. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

Footnotes

  1. When using AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1, the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100 has up to 46% better rendering performance in Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® 2019 when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro® P1000 using the NVIDIA Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise R410 U5. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 22, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® Gold 5122 4-core 3.60 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Enterprise April 2018 Update 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1/NVIDIA Quadro® P1000, NVIDIA Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U5 (412.16). Benchmark Application: “Rendering” SOLIDWORKS® Performance Test 2019 with SOLIDWORKS® 2019 “Enhanced graphics performance” setting ON (results in seconds, lower is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100 score: 15.2 sec. NVIDIA Quadro® P1000 score: 22.2 sec. Performance Differential: (22.2-15.2)/15.2*100 = ~46.05% better performance with the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 4100. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-42
  2. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 is up to 8% faster in Dassault Systèmes CATIA® than AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 when using the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 24, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® 4-core W-2125, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update Professional 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1/AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf® 13 catia-05 (results as score, higher is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 score: 222.01. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 score: 240.88. Performance Differential: (240.88-222.01)/222.01*100 = ~8.49% faster performance with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-48
  3. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 is up to 13% faster in Autodesk Maya® than AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 when using the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 24, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® 4-core W-2125, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update Professional 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1/AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf® 13 maya-05 (results as score, higher is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 score: 207.08. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 score: 234.76. Performance Differential: (234.76-207.08)/207.08*100 = ~13.37% faster performance with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-44
  4. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 is up to 15% faster in Autodesk 3ds Max® than AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 when using the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 2100. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 24, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® 4-core W-2125, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update Professional 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1/AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf® 13 3dsmax-06 (4K) (results as score, higher is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 score: 24.36. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 score: 28.04. Performance Differential: (28.04-24.36)/24.36*100 = ~15.11% faster performance with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-47
  5. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 is up to 22% faster in Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® than AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 when using the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 24, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® 4-core W-2125, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update Professional 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1/AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf® 13 sw-04 (results as score, higher is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 score: 126.32. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 score: 154.64. Performance Differential: (154.64-126.32)/126.32*100 = ~22.42% faster performance with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-46
  6. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 is up to 33% faster in SPECviewperf® 13 medical-02 than AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 when using the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 2100. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 24, 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel® Xeon® 4-core W-2125, 32GB RAM, Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update Professional 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1/AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf® 13 medical-02 (results as score, higher is better). AMD Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 score: 8.62. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 score: 11.47. Performance Differential: (11.47-8.62)/8.62*100 = ~33.06% faster performance with AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPS-45
  7. AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise has approximately 40% more driver certifications in select applications than the competition when comparing the previous AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 to NVIDIA’s Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) 411.81 driver. Based on AMD internal research as of February 5, 2019, the NVIDIA® Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) 411.81 driver (released October 23, 2018) is certified for 18 ISV applications, while the AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 driver (released November 14, 2018) was Day Zero certified for 25 ISV applications. Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 applications certified: 25. NVIDIA® Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) 411.81: 18. Differential: (25-18)/18*100 = 38.88% more ISV application certifications with Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4. Results are based on AMD internal research and are subject to change. RPS-49
  8. A VR-capable GPU is required for VR:
    AMD Radeon™ VR Ready Creator Products are select AMD Radeon™ Pro and AMD FirePro™ GPUs that meet or exceed the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive recommended specifications for video cards/GPUs. Other hardware (including CPU) and system requirements recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive should also be met in order to operate the applicable HMDs as intended. As VR technology, HMDs and other VR hardware and software evolve and/or become available, these criteria may change without notice. PC/System manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different VR results/performance. Check with your PC or system manufacturer to confirm VR capabilities. GD-101
  9. The HTC VIVE Focus™ Plus will be available starting in Q2 2019. Workstation wireless VR functionality requires the installation of the Radeon ReLive for VR application on the VR headset.

  10. Information for informational purposes and taken from Citrix.com as of February 7, 2019, https://www.citrix.com/products/citrix-virtual-apps-and-desktops/. AMD has not independently verified this information.

 

Attribution

© 2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, 3dsMax, Inventor, Maya, and VRED are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Bentley, the Bentley logo, and MicroStation are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. GRAPHISOFT and ARCHICAD are registered trademarks of GRAPHISOFT SE. HTC and VIVE Focus are the trademarks or registered trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries of HTC Corporation and its affiliates. Houdini is a trademark of Side Effects Software Inc. registered in the USA and other countries. NX and Solid Edge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SOLIDWORKS is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. SPEC® and the benchmarks SPECviewperf® and SPECapc® are trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For more information, go to www.spec.org. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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