AMD announces the new generation of graphics cards for professionals, the AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series. This adds three new models to its respected graphics hardware portfolio, W6600, W6600M, and Radeon PRO W6800. The models are built on the RDNA 2 architecture with 7nm FinFET lithography and will offer options of 8GB and 32GB of GDDR6 VRAM memory with ECC technology.
“AMD RDNA 2 was designed from the ground up to deliver world-class performance for a wide range of applications and workloads. 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.”
Scott Herkelman, corporate VP and GM, Graphics Business Unit at AMD
The graphics will be optimized by the new graphics cards to offer good performance for professionals who demand fluidity and hardware reliability for media projects, architecture, and other applications that work with high resolution and depend on advanced tools for image and video editing.
The most advanced model in the series is the Radeon PRO W6800, which integrates the greatest amount of video memory, plus 3,840 stream processors and 60 compute units (CUs) supporting up to six connections via Mini-DisplayPort 1.4. The memory interface is 256-bit and has a bandwidth of up to 512 GB/s.
The other two models — W6600 and W6600M — differ only in the platforms they are equipped on. The “M” suffix denotes that the hardware is aimed at notebooks, causing its TBP to be adjusted up to 90 W, while the desktop model can reach 100 W.
This hardware entry to the series will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 1,792 stream processors, and 28 compute units supporting four DisplayPort 1.4 connections. Its memory is limited to the most comprehensive 128-bit interface with a bandwidth of up to 224 GB/s.
All models also support AMD Smart Access Memory, which gives compatible hardware — that is, Ryzen processors — full access to the graphics card’s VRAM memory, delivering up to 16% better performance over standard communication between components.
Not least, AMD Infinity Cache stores up to 32MB on the Radeon PRO W6600 and W6600M, while the flagship can store up to 128MB to reduce latency and power consumption while offering “the best performance on a GPU”, as pointed out by the manufacturer in the release note.