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AMD Remote Workstation: Introducing Encode Acceleration for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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In 2018, AMD Remote Workstation1 was created to enable professionals to access their physical workstations from virtually anywhere with rich graphics acceleration.

Today, AMD and Citrix® are building on this vision with the introduction of select AMD Radeon™ Pro GPU-accelerated encode integration into the latest release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops™.

Encode acceleration translates into three areas of greater capability for AMD Remote Workstation users:

  • Better click-to-response time: AMD’s low-latency encode engine will crunch a 1080p desktop frame in milliseconds. This provides for even more responsive content creation workflows.
  • Enhanced system performance: With the task of encoding offloaded to the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX GPU, the CPU now has more cycles to tackle whatever you throw at it.
  • Smooth video playback: Dedicated encoding capability can help alleviate the resource-consuming task of maintaining a smooth and high framerate that is typically placed on the CPU during media viewing.

See what an encode-accelerated AMD Remote Workstation experience with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops can do for your productivity today.

Learn more about AMD Remote Workstation


  1. Compatible with AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 3200, WX 4100, WX 5100, WX 7100, WX 8200 and WX 9100 GPUs. Remote Workstation functionality requires AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver 18.Q4 or newer plus purchase and installation of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops™ or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. RPS-50

Emil Salavat is a Professional Graphics Software Product Manager for AMD. 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



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