1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 26, 2016 4:29 PM by black_zion

    AMD introduces a new Radeon Pro WX series to replace FirePro

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      AMD is set to release three new professional GPUs as it looks to begin sunsetting its FirePro lineup.

      The company said Monday night at graphics trade show SIGGRAPH that its new Radeon Pro WX 4100, Radeon Pro WX 5100, and Radeon Pro WX 7100 will be based on its latest Polaris architecture and are aimed at professional users.

      Specs and pricing of the new cards weren’t immediately available, but the images don't indicate that AMD is going for the jugular in terms of performance, unlike arch-rival Nvidia.

      AMD officials didn’t talk performance, but they did say the Radeon Pro WX 7100 will hit Steam’s VR performance requirements. Perhaps more importantly, said AMD's head of Industry Alliances David Watters, is the way AMD has organized its graphics unit going forward. Watters said competitor Nvidia must contend with its consumer GeForce products competing with its professional Quadro and Tesla lines.

       

      AMD introduces a new Radeon Pro WX series to replace FirePro | PCWorld

        • Re: AMD introduces a new Radeon Pro WX series to replace FirePro
          black_zion

          I don't think the Quadro and Tesla lines compete with Geforce in the professional market any more than the Fire series competes with the Radeon series currently, except for the Titan series. Double precision is hampered on consumer grade cards which makes them effectively useless at professional tasks, and when people buy a Fire series card, they're paying more for dedicated driver and software support for compatibility which may not exist with consumer grade cards. Adobe is a good example of this as they won't use 10bpp color with Radeon but they will with Fire.

           

          Still, the Radeon Pro SSG is a Concord moment in graphics.