AMD Unveils New Workstation Graphics Line

RDNA 2-based GPUs increase performance for engineering and ultra-high resolution media applications.

RDNA 2-based GPUs increase performance for engineering and ultra-high resolution media applications.

The AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card. Image courtesy of AMD.


AMD announced the AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series workstation graphics cards, which the company says were designed and optimized to power demanding architectural design workloads, ultra-high resolution media projects, complex design and engineering simulations, and advanced image and video editing applications.

Built the AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the new product line features the AMD Radeon PRO W6800, which the company says is the fastest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card to date. It also includes the AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card and the AMD Radeon PRO W6600M GPU, designed for professional mobile workstations.

“AMD RDNA 2 was designed from the ground up to deliver world-class performance for a wide range of applications and workloads,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “Bringing this breakthrough architecture to our workstation graphics lineup allows users to tackle much larger datasets, dramatically reduce render times, and speed processing of highly complex models and simulations. The AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series gives professionals a powerful new tool in their arsenal to accelerate projects and bring creative visions to life.”

Key capabilities and features of the new AMD Radeon W6000 series workstation graphics include:

AMD RDNA 2 Architecture 

Enhanced Compute Units (CU) with Ray Accelerators offer up to 46 percent faster rendering than Radeon PRO graphics cards based on previous-generation architectures in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 20212. Support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS) delivers real-time photorealistic viewports and rendering.

AMD Infinity Cache, providing up to 128MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die to reduce latency and power consumption.

Smart Access Memory, which unlocks higher performance for key professional workloads by giving AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors or select AMD Ryzen 3000 series Desktop Processors access to the entire high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory.

AMD Radeon PRO Viewport Boost, which the company says is designed for professional workloads and compatible software to help viewport frames-per-second performance increase with project file sizes.

Certified for leading professional applications. AMD continues to work with leading professional software application vendors to help ensure AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards are built for demanding environments. The list of certified applications can be found here.

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