AMD has announced the Radeon Pro W5500 and Radeon Pro W5500M graphics cards aimed at workstations and mobile workstations respectively. The GPUs are designed primarily to meet the needs of Design & Manufacturing and Architecture, Engineering & Construction professional, according to AMD.
Some of the highlights of the new products include a redesigned geometry engine that enables up to 25% higher performance-per-clock than older previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. The more powerful AMD Radeon Pro W5500 also improves multitasking performance with a 10x better application workflow than the competition. Despite AMD’s claims of better performance than the competition, the Radeon Pro W5500 consumes 32% less power than the competition.
The complete specs for the devices are as follows:
|Compute Units||TFLOPS (FP32)||Maximum Power Consumption||GDDR6||Memory Bandwidth||Memory Interface||Display Output (DisplayPort 1.4)|
|AMD Radeon Pro W5500||22||Up to 5.35||125W||8GB||Up to 224 GB/s||128-bit||4 (drives four 4K displays or one 8K display at 60Hz)|
|AMD Radeon Pro W5500M||22||Up to 4.79||85W||4GB||Up to 224 GB/s||128-bit||4|
Talking about the new GPUs, Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD, said:
“Designers and engineers require a professional graphics solution that delivers the performance and efficiency to meet today’s unique challenges. Nothing is more stressful than a deadline, and AMD professional graphics keep performing when you need them most. The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card delivers exceptional power efficiency and leadership performance for 2D and 3D design applications, enabling them to better visualize and interact with their designs in real time, explore new immersive workflows like virtual reality and maximize productivity.”
In terms of availability, the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 will be available from mid-February for $399. The AMD Radeon Pro W5500M GPU is expected to be available in “professional mobile workstations” from spring. The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 will also be showcased at AMD booth 208 at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 from February 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee.