Advanced Micro Devices is announcing that its Radeon Pro workstation chips are shipping as early as this week to customers who build high-end graphics for games and other apps with game-engine software.
With Radeon-based workstation chips, AMD is targeting the 10 million professional creators and designers in the world. The new chips include the Radeon Pro WX 4100, aimed at low-profile workstations. It is available in graphics cards on November 10 for $400 for computer-aided design professionals. It has 1,024 stream processors and can hit a peak performance of 2.4 teraflops, along with having 4 gigabytes of video memory. The card draws about 50 watts.
It’s also shipping the Radeon Pro WX 5100 graphics card on November 18 for $500. The card has 1,792 stream processors and can hit a peak performance of 3.9 teraflops. It has 8 gigabytes of video memory. The card draws about 75 watts.
And the high-end chip is the Radeon Pro WX 7100, shipping November 10 for $800. The card has 2,304 stream processors and delivers 5.7 teraflops of peak performance, and it is designed to meet the needs of professional virtual-reality content creators. The card uses about 130 watts. AMD says the Radeon Pro WX 7100 is 45 percent faster than Nvidia’s Quadro M4000 in running SolidWorks 2015.