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Upgrade Your Workflow with AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4

Blog Post created by alexander.blake-davies Employee on Nov 22, 2019

Our last quarterly AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver of 2019, 19.Q4, is now available with optimized performance versus the competition in leading professional applicationsand support for our latest professional graphics card, the just-released AMD Radeon Pro W5700 workstation GPU. The 19.Q4 driver also continues to prove the value of updating your professional drivers, with higher one-year performance gains than our competition2 and additional Day Zero certifications.

 

 

Support for the New Radeon Pro W5700

Launched this week, the Radeon Pro W5700 is the world’s first 7nm professional PC workstation graphics card, built on the new RDNA architecture and powered by Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise.

 

 

Our software helps the Radeon Pro W5700 deliver outstanding performance while multitasking, with up to 5.6x the application workflow performance with a heavy CPU load running in the background versus the competition3. Additionally, Radeon Pro Software’s intelligent power usage, when combined with the efficient RDNA architecture, enables up to 18% overall better system power consumption in real-world 3D design workflows when using the Radeon Pro W5700 versus the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 40004.

 

 

Optimized Performance for Leading Professional Applications

By upgrading your Radeon Pro graphics card’s driver to Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4, you can improve your productivity by taking advantage of the outstanding performance versus the competition in some of the most popular professional applications, in both design and manufacturing and media and entertainment.

 

 

Design and Manufacturing Workflows

When using the Radeon Pro WX 2100 with our 19.Q4 driver, designers can expect up to 25% better performance in SOLIDWORKS 2019 versus the NVIDIA Quadro P400 running the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94)5. For Siemens NX 10 workflows, the Radeon Pro WX 7100 running the 19.Q4 driver is up to 11% faster than the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 with the R430 U7 (431.94) driver6.

 

 

 

Media and Entertainment Workflows

3d artists and content creators can expect to see up to 25% better performance in Autodesk Maya 2017 workflows when using the Radeon Pro WX 2100 with the 19.Q4 driver versus the NVIDIA Quadro P400 running the R430 U7 (431.94) driver7, and up to 11% better performance in Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 workflows when using the Radeon Pro WX 3200 and the 19.Q4 driver versus the NVIDIA Quadro P620 running the R430 U7 (431.94) driver8.

 

 

 

One-Year Performance Improvements

Along with the competitive performance optimizations our 19.Q4 driver delivers, Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise boosts your productivity over the lifetime of your Radeon Pro GPU when you keep your driver up to date, thanks to the continuous performance improvements in every driver release.

 

 

When you compare our one-year performance gains to the competition (when compared over the families of current AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards), in 2019 AMD delivered up to 7% better overall annual improvements when tested with SPECviewperf 13 whereas our competition delivered NO improvement over the same one-year period. In fact, when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81), the R430 U7 (431.94) driver is up 1% slower using the same test2.

 

 

Day Zero Certification Leadership

On the first anniversary of our Day Zero Certification Program (launched in 2018 with our 18.Q4 driver) we’ve been able to deliver over 1200 Day Zero ISV application certifications since the program launched9, and ensured that the Radeon Pro W5700 was certified on some of the leading Autodesk applications for its launch day (the first day of the annual Autodesk University event), including Autodesk 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, and Revit10.

 

 

 

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Footnotes

  1. The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card when using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 has up to 4% better performance in the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset, up to 4% better performance in the SPECviewperf benchmark catia-05 viewset, and up to 7% better performance in the SPECviewperf benchmark maya-05 viewset when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Testing as of October 25, 2019 by AMD Performance Labs on a production test system comprised of an Intel Xeon W-2125, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro W5700, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark Application 1: SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset. AMD Radeon Pro W5700 score: 163.46. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 score: 156.48. Benchmark Application 2: SPECviewperf 13 benchmark catia-05 viewset. AMD Radeon Pro W5700 score: 278.85. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 score: 267.51. Benchmark Application 3: SPECviewperf 13 benchmark maya-05 viewset. AMD Radeon Pro W5700 score: 303.78. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 score: 283.79. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECviewperf are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results may vary. RPW-258
  2. Over one year of AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise releases (18.Q4-19.Q4), when taking the per-card average of the performance improvements when using the geomeans of all the viewsets of the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark running on the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100/WX 3100/WX 4100/WX 5100/WX 7100/WX 9100 graphics cards, AMD Radeon Pro Software’s performance improved by up to 7%, compared to no performance improvement over one year for the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) releases (R410 U3 (411.81) - R430 U7 (431.94)), when taking the per-card average of the geomeans of all the viewsets of the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark running on the NVIDIA Quadro P400/P620/P1000/P2000/P4000 and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics cards. Testing as of October 25, 2019 by AMD Performance Labs on a production test system comprised of an Intel Xeon W-2125, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100/WX 3100/WX 4100/WX 5100/WX 7100/WX 9100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4, NVIDIA Quadro P400/P620/P1000/P2000/P4000 and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94)/NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81). Benchmark Application and derived metric calculation: ran the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark and then calculated the geomean of all viewsets on the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100/WX 3100/WX 4100/WX 5100/WX 7100/WX 9100 and NVIDIA Quadro P400/P620/P1000/P2000/P4000 and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics cards and then calculated the average improvement between the two drivers used. AMD RESULTS: AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 score: 20.18, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 score: 17.92. AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 geomean score: 37.95, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 geomean score: 35.97. AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 score: 40.58, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 score: 40.29. AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 score: 55.31, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 score: 52.30. AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 score: 91.87, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 score: 83.37. AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 score: 145.15, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 18.Q4 score: 133.04. NVIDIA RESULTS: NVIDIA Quadro P400 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 16.14, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 16.48. NVIDIA Quadro P620 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 30.80, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 31.42. NVIDIA Quadro P1000 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 46.94, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 48.60. NVIDIA Quadro P2000 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 85.76, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 84.13. NVIDIA Quadro P4000 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 124.51, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 127.34. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 - NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94) score: 235.82, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R410 U3 (411.81) score: 228.28. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECviewperf are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPS-113
  3. The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card when using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 provides up to 5.6x the application workflow performance while multitasking in the SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded benchmark when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). "Testing as of October 25, 2019 by AMD Performance Labs on production system comprised of an Intel Xeon W-2125, 32GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro W5700, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U4 (431.02). Benchmark application and derived metric calculation: ran the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 SW2012_shaded test with the Corona Renderer 1.3 CPU benchmark running simultaneously to generate the application workflow performance with multitasking. Calculated the performance when multitasking as a percentage then calculated the ratio between the two percentages. AMD RESULTS: AMD Radeon Pro W5700 with SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test results with the Corona Renderer 1.3 CPU benchmark running simultaneously: AMD Radeon Pro W5700 SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test results: 1075.51 FPS AMD Radeon Pro W5700 with SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test results with the Corona Renderer 1.3 CPU benchmark running simultaneously: 957.07 FPS 88.99% of the workflow performance compared to the performance when not multitasking on the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card. NVIDIA RESULTS: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 with SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test results with the Corona Renderer 1.3 CPU benchmark running in the background: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test results: 868.09 FPS NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 with SPECviewperf 13 sw-04 SW2012_shaded test with the Corona Renderer 1.3 CPU benchmark running in the background: 138.66 FPS 15.97% of the workflow performance compared to the performance when not multitasking on the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card. Results may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECviewperf are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPW-264
  4. The same computer equipped with AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 with Radeon Pro W5700 consumes up to 18% less power in SOLIDWORKS solid modeling workflows compared to the NVIDIA Quadro driver 440.97 with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of October 24th 2019 on AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 with Radeon Pro W5700 and  NVIDIA Quadro driver 440.97 with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, on a test system comprising an  Intel Core i9-9900K, 32 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, MSI Z370-A Pro motherboard with BIOS version  7B48v2A, 512 GB Intel 760p SSD, and Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Power was measured using the average of second-by-second value readouts from a Kill A Watt P3 P3IP4400 wattmeter over a 30-second time span spent in a SOLIDWORKS 2019 solid modeling workflow. Results may vary. RPS-110
  5. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4, the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 GPU has ~25% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2019 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 U7 (431.94). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 2019, on a production system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro P400, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2019 benchmark Graphics Composite with FSAA enabled (higher is better). AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 score: 2.13. NVIDIA Quadro P400 score: 1.71. Results may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECapc are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPS-114
  6. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4, the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU has ~11% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for Siemens NX 10 benchmark Graphics Composite (with no AA) when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 2019, on production system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for Siemens NX 10 benchmark Graphics Composite (with no AA) (higher is better). AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 score: 5.17. NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000: 4.64. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECapc are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPS-115
  7. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4, the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 GPU has ~25% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for Maya 2017 benchmark Graphics Interactive Composite with MSAA enabled when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro P400 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 2019, on a production system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro P400, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for Maya 2017 benchmark Graphics Interactive Composite with MSAA enabled (higher is better). AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 score: 2.08. NVIDIA Quadro P400 score: 1.67. Results may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECapc are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPS-117
  8. When using AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4, the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 GPU has ~11% better graphics performance in the SPECapc for 3ds Max 2015 benchmark Graphics Composite with 8xAA when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro P620 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of November 2019, on production system comprising of an Intel Xeon 4-core W-2125 4.50 GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, 64-bit, System BIOS 1.11.1, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4/NVIDIA Quadro P620, NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R430 U7 (431.94). Benchmark Application: SPECapc for 3ds Max 2015 benchmark Graphics Composite with 8xAA (higher is better). AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 score: 2.84. NVIDIA Quadro P620 score: 2.55. Results may vary. Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg. SPEC and SPECapc are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. RPS-116
  9. AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise has over 1200 ISV application certifications since the start of the Day Zero Certification Program. Based on AMD internal research as of November 5, 2019, the total number of ISV application certifications for AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise drivers (18.Q4 + 19.Q1 + 19.Q2 + 19.Q3 + 19.Q4) since the start of Day Zero Certification Program (18.Q4 or November 14, 2018) is 1225. 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 W5700 and Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q4 certifications as of November 19, 2019. For more information about AMD certifications, please see https://www.amd.com/en/support/certified-drivers


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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