Tuesday, November 19th 2019

AMD Announces Radeon Pro W5700 Professional Graphics Card Based on "Navi"

AMD today announced the AMD Radeon Pro W5700, the world's first 7 nm professional PC workstation graphics card. It delivers new levels of performance and advanced features that enable 3D designers, architects and engineers to visualize, review and interact with their designs in real time, dramatically accelerating decision-making processes and product development cycles.

The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 workstation graphics card features the high-performance, energy-efficient AMD RDNA architecture and state-of-the-art GDDR6 memory to handle large models and datasets, and is the first PC workstation graphics card to support high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 technology. It is ideal for professionals who push performance beyond traditional 3D design by generating photorealistic renders of their concepts and reviewing virtual prototypes of their designs in virtual reality (VR) environments.
"Today's professionals need high-performance professional graphics hardware to better interact with their product concepts and make more informed decisions sooner in the design process," said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. "We designed the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 to deliver significant performance gains in top design and manufacturing applications. Architects, designers and engineers now have the horsepower to drive demanding real-time and VR experiences, enabling a better and faster design creation process."

Key capabilities and features of the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card include:
  • High-Performance AMD RDNA Architecture - Features a redesigned geometry engine and compute units, delivering up to 25 percent higher performance-per-clock and up to 41 percent higher average performance-per-Watt than the previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.
  • Exceptional Power Efficiency - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise's intelligent
  • power optimization, coupled with the power-efficient AMD RDNA architecture and 7 nm process technology, enables the Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card to provide up to 18 percent better system efficiency than the competitive product.
  • Accelerated CPU/GPU Multitasking - Provides outstanding multitasking performance even in the most demanding situations, such as continuing to model while rendering a visualization in the background, providing up to 5.6X the application workflow performance with CPU load than the competition in the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark.
  • Professional-grade Software - AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise delivers professional-grade quality, continuous performance improvements and robust security as well as industry-leading features, including AMD Remote Workstation that allows professionals to work virtually from anywhere with feature and performance parity with the workstation GPU on their desk.
  • Innovative VR Software Features - AMD Radeon ReLive for VR enables professionals using AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics cards to wirelessly visualize their creations with VRcapable applications and select standalone VR headsets, such as the HTC VIVE Focus Plus.
  • High-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 - The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is the first PC workstation graphics card to support PCIe 4.0, delivering double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 to enable smooth performance for GPU-intensive applications.
  • Professional Application Certification - Optimized and certified with leading Design and Manufacturing and Architecture, Engineering and Construction applications to deliver the stability and reliability required by workstation professionals. The list of Radeon Pro Software certified ISV applications can be found here.
  • High-speed USB-C - The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is the first PC workstation graphics card to include a USB-C connector, supporting a growing selection of USB-C based monitors and head-mounted displays (HMD).
The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 graphics card is expected to available starting today for USD $799 SEP from the following retailers, including:
  • North America - B&H Photo and Newegg
  • EMEA - Elmtec, Schneider and Tarox
  • Asia Pacific - JD.com and Mwave

The W5700 presentation follows.
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7 Comments on AMD Announces Radeon Pro W5700 Professional Graphics Card Based on "Navi"

#1
DeathtoGnomes
not listed yet on newegg but i bet its closer to $1,000 there
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Nater
DeathtoGnomes
not listed yet on newegg but i bet its closer to $1,000 there
MSRP is $799. Wouldn't doubt it launches above that.
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#3
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I have no intention of purchasing anything made by AMD, GPU or CPU, with the exception of a cheap gift for someone: ie. my girlfriend wanting a $300 laptop or a gift for a kid.

I'll hold my breath till AMD puts out a GPU more powerful than the 2080Ti... Then I'll purchase the Nvidia successor instead.
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Nater
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I have no intention of purchasing anything made by AMD, GPU or CPU, with the exception of a cheap gift for someone: ie. my girlfriend wanting a $300 laptop or a gift for a kid.

I'll hold my breath till AMD puts out a GPU more powerful than the 2080Ti... Then I'll purchase the Nvidia successor instead.
I can't find a big enough *rolleyes* emoji.
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#5
Steevo
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I have no intention of purchasing anything made by AMD, GPU or CPU, with the exception of a cheap gift for someone: ie. my girlfriend wanting a $300 laptop or a gift for a kid.

I'll hold my breath till AMD puts out a GPU more powerful than the 2080Ti... Then I'll purchase the Nvidia successor instead.
Ahhh yes, the fanboi comments.

Perhaps you could use your time thread crapping and play a game on your 2080Ti instead? Nah, better make sure everyone knows how much you love Nvidia and hate AMD for.......reasons..... Perhaps its the taste, or the texture.

On topic, where is the SSD slot on these new pro grade GPU's? It felt like AMD had something going with the ability to access huge amounts of storage for HD rendering and processing.
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#6
Nater
Steevo
Ahhh yes, the fanboi comments.

Perhaps you could use your time thread crapping and play a game on your 2080Ti instead? Nah, better make sure everyone knows how much you love Nvidia and hate AMD for.......reasons..... Perhaps its the taste, or the texture.

On topic, where is the SSD slot on these new pro grade GPU's? It felt like AMD had something going with the ability to access huge amounts of storage for HD rendering and processing.
It's on the higher end stuff for sure. Dell has one listed at 2TB for $6500.
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#7
notb
"The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is the first PC workstation graphics card to include a USB-C connector "
All RTX Quadro cards have a USB-C connector.
Also AMD doesn't explicitly call this VirtualLink, which smells fishy...

Nater
It's on the higher end stuff for sure. Dell has one listed at 2TB for $6500.
It's a Radeon Pro SSG from 2017.
Steevo
On topic, where is the SSD slot on these new pro grade GPU's? It felt like AMD had something going with the ability to access huge amounts of storage for HD rendering and processing.
But what's the point with PCIe 5.0 around the corner?
Who would waste money on developing such a pointless solution?
So yeah... we may see a Navi SSG replacement... ;)
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