Tuesday, June 8th 2021

AMD Announces Radeon PRO W6000 Series Professional Graphics Cards Based on RDNA2

AMD today announced the AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series workstation graphics, delivering exceptional performance, stability and reliability for professional users. The new graphics products 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 on award-winning AMD RDNA2 architecture, the foundation of next generation, high-powered PCs, laptops and many of today's game consoles, the new product line features the AMD Radeon PRO W6800, the fastest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card ever. It also includes the AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card, meticulously engineered for ultra-high performance workflows, and the AMD Radeon PRO W6600M GPU, designed to power professional mobile workstations.
"AMD RDNA2 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:
  • Award-Winning AMD RDNA 2 Architecture - Built on the advanced 7 nm manufacturing process, AMD RDNA 2 architecture introduces an array of advanced features elevating professional graphics to new levels of performance and efficiency.
  • Enhanced Compute Units with Realtime Hardware-Accelerated Raytracing - 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 2021. Support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS) delivers real-time photorealistic viewports and rendering.
  • AMD Infinity Cache - Up to 128 MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption, enabling the AMD Radeon PRO W6800 to deliver the highest RDNA workstation GPU performance to date.
  • Smart Access Memory - 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 - Designed for today's 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 24/7 environments 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 W6800 graphics card is available now from leading etailers/retailers for an SEP of $2,249 USD. The AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card is expected to be available from etailers/retailers in Q3 2021 with an SEP of $649 USD. AMD Radeon PRO W6600M GPUs are expected to be available in the HP Fury ZBook G8 mobile workstation in select countries starting July 2021.
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12 Comments on AMD Announces Radeon PRO W6000 Series Professional Graphics Cards Based on RDNA2

#2
v12dock
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Hey TPU got a mention in one of the slides :lovetpu:
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THANATOS
Check out TFLOPs for Radeon Pro W6600.
Up to 10.4 TFLOps (FP32) would mean 2.9 GHz turbo with only 28 CU ( 1792 SP).
And TBP(total board power) is only 100W.

RX 6600M which is the same chip with 28CU enabled, has only 8.77 TFLOPs and that equals to 2.45GHz turbo, but GPU power is 100W.
Let's keep in mind that TBP is the whole card and GPU power should be just the power draw of GPU.
This just doesn't make any sense to me.
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#4
TechLurker
That MSRP is almost to the point I could just buy the pro version of the 6800 and hope it games about as well, on top of being useful (overkill) for amateur CAD for 3D printing, at least in my current area.
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#5
mechtech
That w6600 might be cheaper than the Radeon 6600 when it comes out ;-)
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#6
u2konline
Question, is there any point in buying the w6600 because the specs are exactly like my w5500? ? Amd is that lazy or something. If its the same damn card it shouldn't be price at 600 dollars lol more like 300.
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Mysteoa
u2konlineQuestion, is there any point in buying the w6600 because the specs are exactly like my w5500? ? Amd is that lazy or something. If its the same damn card it shouldn't be price at BGN 963.29 (600 dollars [USD]) lol more like 300.
I'm not sure what spec are you looking at, but they are not the same - 28CU vs 22CU, HW Ray tracing are some differences.
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u2konline
MysteoaI'm not sure what spec are you looking at, but they are not the same - 28CU vs 22CU, HW Ray tracing are some differences.
Thats cool. But i was referring to the 8gb 224 bandwidth and 128 bus. So how much faster do you think the 6600 is to w5500.
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#10
u2konline
Anyone know a answer? To what i said above. Also when are these cards coming out?
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#11
sutyi
u2konlineThats cool. But i was referring to the 8gb 224 bandwidth and 128 bus. So how much faster do you think the 6600 is to w5500.
It has 32MB Infinity Cache to help with the memory bandwidth, so in most applications it should be pretty much on par with the W5700. Not sure how does it compare in high resolution or memory intensive computation that you have to wait for.
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#12
u2konline
sutyiIt has 32MB Infinity Cache to help with the memory bandwidth, so in most applications it should be pretty much on par with the W5700. Not sure how does it compare in high resolution or memory intensive computation that you have to wait for.
Well i plan to buy it soon as it is release, i will find out. Also actually looking at techpowerup specs compared to w5500, it is faster :)
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