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AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 Is Optimized for Leading Professional Applications

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Today, we are releasing our third quarterly Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver of 2019, 19.Q3, optimized for the leading applications in today’s professional workflows. Our latest driver also continues to prove the value of updating your professional drivers, with up to 2x better one-year performance gains than our competition1 and Day Zero certifications to help ensure that many professional applications will be certified on the 19.Q3 driver prior to its release.

 

 

Software Optimized for Your Workflow

Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 provides outstanding performance versus the competition in some of the most popular professional applications, for both design and manufacturing and media and entertainment. Along with this performance, our software both supports the advanced features of these applications and builds on that support with innovative technologies like Radeon ProRender and Radeon ReLive for VR.2

 

 

Design, Simulate, and Innovate with Siemens NX

When using Siemens NX, Radeon Pro graphics users can take advantage of our OpenCL code optimizations for analysis and simulation, support for advanced studio mode, and visualize their designs in VR wirelessly using Radeon ReLive for VR2. The 19.Q3 driver is expected to be certified3 for Siemens NX and when tested with SPECapc for Siemens NX 10, using Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 the Radeon Pro WX 7100 is up to 51% faster than the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000.4


 

 

PTC Creo, Streamlining Design to Manufacture

Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise’s advanced OpenGL optimizations and support for Order Independent Transparency (OIT) and Vertex Buffer Object (VBO) helps provide an optimal experience for PTC Creo users when using Radeon Pro graphics. CAD designers can also use our Radeon ProRender plug-in to create photorealistic renderings of their creations. Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 is expected to be certified3 for PTC Creo, and when tested with SPECviewperf 13 creo-02 enables the Radeon Pro WX 3200 to be up to 26% faster than the NVIDIA Quadro P620.5


 

 

Experience a New Level of Realism with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS users using Radeon Pro graphics and software benefit from our support of Order Independent Transparency (OIT) for more accurate designs and SOLIDWORKS RealView for realistic real-time previews. For photorealistic visualization, AMD support is coming later this year to SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020, and designers can use Radeon ReLive for VR2 to wirelessly view their creations in VR using SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Professional. Along with Day Zero certification, when tested with SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2017 Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 helps the Radeon Pro WX 2100 to be up to 25% faster than the NVIDIA Quadro P400.6


 

 

Push the Boundaries of Content Creation with Autodesk Maya

When using Autodesk Maya, Radeon Pro graphics users benefit from Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise’s Day Zero certification, and our Radeon ProRender plug-in for Maya enables fast, easy, and incredible photorealistic renderings. On top of that, when tested with SPECapc for Maya 2017, using Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 the Radeon Pro WX 7100 is up to 30% faster than the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000.7


 

 

Radeon Pro Software Keeps Getting Faster

Not only do the professional application optimizations found in Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise help accelerate your workflows but you can also boost your productivity over the lifetime of your Radeon Pro GPU by updating your driver thanks to the continuous performance improvements in every driver release, in part due to AMD’s close technology partnerships with ISV application developers.

 

And when you compare our one-year performance gains to the competition, AMD delivers up to 2x better annual improvement that the competition – when tested with SPECviewperf 13, Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 is up to 14% faster than the 18.Q3 driver, whereas the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02) only delivered up to 7% more performance when compared with the 2018 R390 U6 (391.74) driver.1


 

 

Designed for Multitasking

When you work, you’re rarely doing only one thing at a time, and Radeon Pro graphics and Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise together continue to deliver outstanding performance even in the most demanding environments when compared to our competition. When tested with the demanding SPECviewperf 13 medical-02 benchmark and the Prime95 CPU stress test running in the background, the Radeon Pro WX 4100 only suffered a 2% performance hit compared to the 49% drop in performance you’d get when using the NVIDIA Quadro P1000.8


 

 

Enterprise-Grade Quality Through Extensive Testing

Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise is torture tested to be ready for demanding 24/7 environments, with extensive OEM platform testing and comprehensive ISV certification testing delivering the quality enterprises demand. Our leading software stability and quality mean that AMD’s software is trusted by industry leaders like Google, Dell, HP, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Check out the video below for more about Radeon Pro Software’s enterprise-grade quality.

 

 


Over 1000 Day Zero Certifications Delivered

Launched in 2018 with our 18.Q4 driver, our Day Zero Certification Program keeps going from strength to strength and when you add the certifications of Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3, we have delivered over 1000 Day Zero ISV application certifications since the program launched9. Additionally, AMD still has more listed current ISV application certifications than the competition for drivers published during that period.10

 

 

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Footnotes

  1. The performance improvement over one year of the AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise (18.Q3-19.Q3) when using a Radeon Pro WX 2100 graphics card is up to 2x better than the performance improvement over one year of the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) (R390 391.74 - R430 U4 431.02) when using an NVIDIA Quadro P400 graphics card. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Fall Creators Update, Radeon Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3/AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3, NVIDIA Quadro P400, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02)/NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R390 U6 (391.74). Benchmark Application: ran the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark and then calculated the geomean of all viewsets (higher is better). AMD RESULTS: AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3: 20.00. AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q3: 17.62. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (20.00-17.62)/17.62*100 = ~13.51% better performance with AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3. NVIDIA RESULTS: NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02): 16.40. NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R390 U6 (391.74): 15.35. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (16.40-15.35)/15.35*100 = ~6.84% better performance with NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). OVERALL RESULTS: Improvement Differential: (13.51-6.84)/6.84*100 = ~97.51% (2x) better performance improvement over one year for AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3. 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. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. RPS-105
  2. Radeon ReLive for VR for workstation wireless VR use
    Radeon ReLive for VR requires HTC VIVE Focus Plus headset. For VR connectivity, an 802.11ac router or access point is required. Compatible with AMD Radeon RX 470, RX 570, RX 480, RX 580, RX 590, RX Vega series, VII, AMD Radeon Pro Duo, SSG, WX 7100, WX 8200, and WX 9100 products. Supports: Windows 10. GD-148
  3. Pending certification as of August 8, 2019
  4. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3, the Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU has up to an estimated 51% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for Siemens NX 10 benchmark Graphics Composite (with FSAA enabled) when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core Gold 5122 3.70 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit May 2019 Update, Radeon Pro WX 7100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for Siemens NX 10 benchmark Graphics Composite (with FSAA enabled) (higher is better). Radeon Pro WX 7100 score: an estimated 4.04. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000: an estimated 2.67. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (4.04-2.67)/2.67*100 = an estimated 51.31% better performance with the Radeon Pro WX 7100 over the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000. 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. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. RPS-102
  5. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3, the Radeon Pro WX 3200 GPU has up to 26% better graphics performance in the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark creo-02 viewset when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro P620 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Fall Creators Update, Radeon Pro WX 3200, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3/NVIDIA Quadro P620, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark Application: SPECviewperf 13 benchmark creo-02 viewset (higher is better). Radeon Pro WX 3200 score: 73.86. NVIDIA Quadro P620 score: 58.53. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (73.86-58.53)/58.53*100 = ~26.19% better performance with the Radeon Pro WX 3200 over the NVIDIA Quadro P620. 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. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. RPS-95
  6. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3, the Radeon Pro WX 2100 GPU has up to 25% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2017 benchmark Graphics Composite (with FSAA enabled) when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro P400 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Fall Creators Update, Radeon Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3/NVIDIA Quadro P400, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2017 benchmark Graphics Composite (with FSAA enabled) (higher is better). Radeon Pro WX 2100 score: 1.94. NVIDIA Quadro P400 score: 1.55. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (1.94-1.55)/1.55*100 = ~25.16% better performance with the Radeon Pro WX 2100 over the NVIDIA Quadro P400. 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. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. RPS-94
  7. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3, the Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU has up to 30% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for Maya 2017 benchmark Graphics GPGPU Composite (with no AA) when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 2019, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Fall Creators Update, Radeon Pro WX 7100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for Maya 2017 benchmark Graphics GPGPU Composite (with no AA) (higher is better). Radeon Pro WX 7100 score: 2.50. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 score: 1.92. The results are the average of 3 iterations. Performance Differential: (2.50-1.92)/1.92*100 = ~30.20% better performance with the Radeon Pro WX 7100 over the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000. 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. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. RPS-93
  8. AMD Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition for Enterprise 19.Q2 with Radeon Pro WX 4100 suffers negligible performance degradation when run in a multi-tasking workflow compared to running only the benchmark versus the NVIDIA Quadro driver version 425.31 with Quadro P1000 suffers up to a 49% performance drop in the multi-tasking workflow compared to running only the benchmark. Testing conducted by AMD labs as of June 24th, 2019 on a Dell Inspiron 7810, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v3, 48 GB RAM, Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Radeon Pro WX4100, Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition for Enterprise 19.Q2 driver. NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics card, 425.31 driver. The SPECviewperf 13 benchmark medical-02 viewset Composite Score was captured, while simulating a multi-tasking environment using the Prime95 application. With the multi-tasking scenario, the Prime95 application, stress test with 6 threads using “Blend” test setting, was running in the background, with no system interaction. AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 SPECviewperf 13 benchmark medical-02 viewset Composite Score is 18.90 without multi-tasking and 18.49 with multi-tasking. NVIDIA Quadro P1000 SPECviewperf 13 benchmark medical-02 viewset Composite Score is 17.75 without multi-tasking and 9.02 with multi-tasking. Radeon Pro WX4100 SPECviewperf 13 benchmark medical-02 viewset Composite Score score decreased 2% with multi-tasking and NVIDIA Quadro P1000 decreased 49% with multi-tasking. Scores are recorded as an average of 3 iterations. AMD multitasking performance drop calculation: (18.90 – 18.49)/18.90 = ~ 2%. NVIDIA multitasking performance drop calculation (17.75 – 9.02)/17.75 = ~ 49%. SPEC and SPECviewperf are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.SPEC.org. RPS-83
  9. AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise has over 1000 ISV application certifications since the start of the Day Zero Certification Program. Based on AMD internal research as of August 2, 2019, the total number of ISV application certifications for AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise drivers (18.Q4 + 19.Q1 + 19.Q2 +19.Q3) since the start of Day Zero Certification Program (18.Q4 or November 14, 2018) is 1092. Please see https://www.amd.com/en/support/certified-drivers for a complete list of Radeon Pro Software certifications. RPS-107
  10. AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise has more listed ISV application certifications than the competition since the start of the Day Zero Certification Program. As of May 3rd, 2019, based on certifications listed on AMD.com (https://www.amd.com/en/support/certified-drivers) and Nvidia.com (https://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-certified-drivers.html#page=partnerSelected), AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise has more listed ISV application certifications than the competition since the start of the Day Zero Certification Program (18.Q4 or November 14, 2018). AMD drivers released since that date are: (18.Q4, 18.Q4.1, 19.Q1, 19.Q1.1, 19.Q1.2); NVIDIA drivers released since that date are (411.81, 416.78, 411.95, 412.16, 418.81, 419.17, 412.29, 419.67, 425.31 and 430.39). Results are subject to change as certifications are completed. RPS–78


Alexander Blake-Davies
is a Professional Graphics Software Product Marketing Specialist for AMD. His/her postings are his/her 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

 

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