Today we’re pleased to announce our second enterprise driver release of the year, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2, that continues to feature the quality, performance, security features, image quality, simplicity, and innovative features that our professional graphics users have come to expect. Read on to learn the highlights of what our new 20.Q2 enterprise driver delivers.
Improved Productivity with Year-Over-Year Performance Improvements
With our quarterly enterprise driver releases, we are continuously optimizing performance in every release, in part thanks to the close collaborations we have with leading ISV application developers. That means if you want to boost your productivity and turbocharge your workflows, it pays to update to our latest driver. For example, Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2 is up to 14% faster in the geomean of the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark viewsets than last year’s 19.Q2 driver1 and you can expect to see additional performance improvements over the lifetime of your Radeon Pro graphics card2.
Rethink Power Efficiency with Intelligent Power Management
Our driver’s intelligent power usage management enables select AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards to choose the optimal power for different professional application workflows, and that doesn’t just include in manufacturing applications like SOLIDWORKS but also when using creative applications like Adobe Photoshop. When using our AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2 driver, the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card used up to 18% less system power when running Photoshop than the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U7 (442.74) driver3.
Radeon Pro is Designed for Multitasking
Today’s creative workflows very rarely involve working with one application at a time – you’re constantly switching between different applications and doing tasks in the foreground while you wait for more demanding tasks, such as rendering, to finish in the background. When it comes to multitasking AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise and AMD Radeon Pro graphics together deliver superior performance to our competition. When using SOLIDWORKS and CPU rendering with KeyShot 8 in the background, AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card when using Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2 provides up to 2.4x the average performance versus the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card using the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U7 (442.74) driver4.
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Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 20, 2020, on the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card and AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q2 and the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card with the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U7 (442.74) driver, on a test system comprising an Intel Core i9-9900K, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming motherboard with BIOS version 18.104.22.1680 at default settings, 512 GB Intel 760p SSD, Windows 10 Pro November 2019 Update. Power was measured using the power using a Kill-A-Watt P3 P4400 wattmeter over the timespan of PugetBench for Adobe Photoshop v. 0.8 beta, commercial version. Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PugetBench is from Puget Systems. RPW-312
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