Our first enterprise driver of the new decade, AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1, is now available to kickstart your professional workflows with significant one-year performance improvement1 and support for our latest RDNA architecture-based AMD Radeon™ Pro W5500 graphics card, the new design and engineering GPU of choice. With our 20.Q1 driver, we are also continuing to deliver the quality and reliability our enterprise users expect, with additional Day Zero certifications for workstation graphics users and optimal performance for commercial workflows for users with consumer Radeon™ graphics, thanks to our “One Driver” feature.
Support for the New Design and Engineering GPU of Choice
Launched today, the Radeon Pro W5500 is the next card in our new line of RDNA architecture-based 7nm professional PC workstation graphics cards and is fully supported by our 20.Q1 driver. Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise also helps the Radeon Pro W5500 deliver outstanding multitasking performance, with up to 11x the estimated application workflow performance while multitasking when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro® P2200 graphics card using the same NVIDIA Quadro® ODE R440 U4 (441.66) driver.2
Power Efficiency Leadership
Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise’s intelligent power usage enables the Radeon Pro W5500 to select the optimal power for different professional application real-world workflows, resulting in up to 32 percent less average system power consumption in SOLIDWORKS® 2020 solid modeling workflows when compared to the NVIDIA Quadro® P2200 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro® Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U4 (441.66) driver3.
Additionally, Radeon Pro Software’s intelligent reliability capability helps improve your GPU's reliability, for example, by profiling the Radeon™ Pro W5500 to use lower than the maximum driver-defined GPU voltage in real-world professional workloads such as SOLIDWORKS® 2020 solid modeling workflows, minimizing the potential for any downtime.4
Boost Your Productivity by Upgrading Your Driver
It pays to keep your enterprise driver up to date, with the continuous performance improvements in every Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise release accelerating your workflows and boosting your productivity -- the 20.Q1 driver delivers substantially more performance than last year’s 19.Q1 driver, up to an estimated 15 percent faster geomean score of the SPECviewperf® 13 benchmark when using the Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 graphics card.1
Our Continued Focus on Image Quality
In 2019 we added AMD Radeon™ Pro Image Boost with our 19.Q1 enterprise driver release, a professional version of our Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) technology tuned for use with workstation applications that enhances image sharpness and clarity no matter the resolution of the display being used and since then we’ve continued to focus on delivering the image quality professionals demand. Our image precision reliably delivers pixel-accurate results for workflows that demand accuracy, such as medical imaging, and our image consistency helps ensure completed frames are always displayed in your application viewport.
Professional Certification Leadership
Our Day Zero Certification Program continues to go from strength to strength with Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1 being certified in over 243 professional applications as of February 5, 2020, ready for today’s launch of the Radeon Pro W5500. When added to the total, we’ve now been able to deliver over 1400 Day Zero ISV application certifications since the program launched5, letting you enjoy the latest features of a newly posted enterprise driver along with the benefits of certification on the day the driver is released!
Unified “One Driver” for Commercial Graphics
Since 2017, Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise has supported AMD Radeon™ graphics cards for consumer and commercial users with our “One Driver” feature, which is a single unified driver package for ALL your AMD graphics hardware, whether it be Radeon Pro or select Radeon products.6
This simplifies deploying our latest software to all your enterprise’s graphics hardware (workstation or commercial) and lets all your users take advantage of the stability, quality, and performance of our enterprise software. For example, when compared to using our competitor’s consumer graphics cards for commercial use, Radeon graphics users can benefit from superior multitasking performance, with up to 1.4x better application workflow performance while multitasking.7
Download Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1 today!
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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