AMD ha annunciato la video card per workstation di tipo desktop denominata Radeon PRO W6400, una soluzione per applicazioni professionali,
che va ad ampliare la linea Radeon PRO W6000.
La GPU della Radeon PRO W6400 è realizzata in accordo all'architettura proprietaria RDNA 2 con il nodo a 6nm, integra 768 stream processor
(distribuiti tra 12 Compute Unit) ed è collegata, mediante un memory bus a 64-bit, a un frame buffer implementato con 4GB di memoria video GDDR6 operante a 16Gbps.
La Radeon PRO W6400 può assicurare, in base ai dati dichiarati da AMD una potenza computazionale massima pari a 3.54 TFLOPS in ambito FP32, mentre
la potenza di calcolo in ambito FP16 può raggiungere il valore di 7.07 TFLOPS.
AMD afferma che con Autodesk AutoCAD 2022 le prestazioni della Radeon PRO W6400 sono fino a tre volte superiori a quelle ottenibili con le schede
grafiche della generazione precedente (Radeon PRO WX 3200). Con il benchmark Holomark 2 il divario prestazionale può raggiungere l'87% a favore della Radeon PRO W6400
rispetto alla Radeon PRO WX 320.
La Radeon PRO W6400 sarà disponibile nel corso del primo trimestre del 2022 con un prezzo consigliato pari a $229 nel mercato statunitense, mentre
sempre nel corso dell'anno corrente saranno disponibili i primi sistemi portatili che integrano le GPU Radeon PRO W6500M e Radeon PRO W6300M, annunciate da AMD
contestualmente alla Radeon PRO W6400.
Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced new additions to the AMD Radeon PRO
W6000 Series desktop and mobile workstation graphics lineup, designed to deliver exceptional performance, stability and reliability for professional users, including
CAD designers, engineers and office knowledge workers.
The new AMD Radeon PRO W6400 graphics card is built on the high-performance, energy efficient AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture and advanced 6nm manufacturing process
technology, with 16MB of high-bandwidth, low-latency AMD Infinity Cache memory technology acting as a bandwidth amplifier. Offering an ideal blend of performance and
efficiency at an affordable price, the new graphics card is optimized for the requirements of today’s popular CAD and office productivity applications in a compact
design that can be easily added to modern small-form-factor desktops.
Compared to the previous generation, the AMD Radeon PRO W6400 graphics card delivers up to three times higher performance1 in Autodesk AutoCAD 2022 during 3D orbit
rotational tests in shaded modes. It also offers up to 87 percent higher performance2 in McNeel Rhino using the Holomark 2 benchmark with mesh, object and model data
stress tests. The new graphics card also offers performance gains in typical office applications and workloads, such as videoconferencing, email and web browsing,
where reliability and stability are key.
Additions to the AMD Radeon PRO product family also include the AMD Radeon PRO W6500M and AMD Radeon PRO W6300M GPUs for next-gen professional mobile workstations. The
new GPUs are also built on AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture with 6nm process technology and harness up to 8MB of AMD Infinity Cache memory technology to deliver
ultra-high viewport frame rates, dependability and exceptional performance for professional applications.
"Work patterns have changed dramatically over the last year, requiring professional users to work more efficiently and complete projects faster than ever," said Scott
Herkelman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. "The Radeon PRO W6400 is a powerful graphics card that harnesses the award-winning
AMD RDNA 2 architecture feature set, enabling not only mainstream CAD professionals to produce incredible and complex designs, but also meeting the demands of today’s
office workers who need to edit images, create presentations, collaborate and multitask more than ever. In addition, the new AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Series mobile
graphics provide the ideal combination of performance and mobility to drive a range of workloads for professionals on the go."
High-Performance and Advanced Features
The new additions to the AMD Radeon PRO product family deliver an ideal combination of performance, efficiency, and affordability for mainstream professional users.
Key features include:
- AMD RDNA 2 Architecture: The award-winning AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture delivers up to 94 percent faster performance over previous generation GCN
- AMD Infinity Cache Memory Technology: Up to 16MB of last-level data cache (L3) integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption,
enabling higher performance compared to previous architectural designs.
- Advanced Features: AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Series graphics offer hardware-accelerated raytracing, remote working capabilities4, 8K display support, the latest PCIe
3.0 and 4.0 high-speed data transfer, VR creator support5, HDR Ready support and Quad-buffer stereo – all supported as standard features.
- Viewport Boost6: The dynamic resolution technology is designed to improve frame rates in GPU-limited scenarios. By intelligently lowering resolution only in
scenarios where fast in-viewport movement is detected, it can deliver a significant improvement in interactivity without impacting user-perceived image quality.
- Application Certifications: AMD continues to work with leading professional software application vendors such as Autodesk, Robert McNeel & Associates, and others
to help ensure AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards are built and tested to meet exceptional standards, delivering the stability and reliability required by workstation
professionals. The list of certified applications can be found here.
The AMD Radeon PRO W6400 graphics card is expected to be available beginning in Q1 2022, starting at an SEP of $229 USD. AMD Radeon PRO W6500M and
Radeon PRO W6300M GPUs are expected to be available in pre-built OEM systems in select countries later this year.
Source: AMD Press Release