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AMD announces Radeon Pro W7900 and W7800 workstation GPUs

by on13 April 2023

AMD RDNA 3 goes Radeon Pro

AMD has officially announced its newest Radeon Pro graphics cards that will be a part of the new Radeon Pro W7000 series, the AMD Radeon Pro W7900 and the Radeon Pro W7800. Both will be based on AMD's new RDNA 3 architecture, and promise to deliver significantly higher performance than the previous generation and exceptional performance-per-dollar compared to the competitive offering.

While AMD's RDNA 3 architecture has been around din the consumer graphics card market, the Radeon Pro workstation lineup were still stuck on Radeon Pro W6000 series and RDNA 2 architecture. Now, AMD has introduced the new Radeon Pro W7000 series, starting with two SKUs, the Radeon Pro W7900 and the Radeon Pro W7800. As noted, both are based on AMD RDNA 3 architecture, featuring new compute units that share resources between rendering, AI, and ray tracing, promising 50% more raytracing performance per compute unit than the previous generation, as well as bringing optimizations for AEC, D&M, and M&E workflows for rendering, video editing, and multitasking.

AMD was keen to note that these are actually first workstation GPUs based on a chiplet design, featuring AMD's 5nm Graphics Compute Die (GCD) and six new 6nm Memory Cache Die (MCD), with 2nd generation AMD Infinity Cache technology.

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The AMD Radeon Pro W7000 series brings AMD Radiance Display Engine with DisplayPort 2.1, supports AV1 encode and decode, and are suppoprted by AMD Software: PRO Edition drivers.

The AMD Radeon Pro W7900 maxes out the Navi 31 GPU, featuring 96 Compute Units, and comes with 48GB of GDDR6 ECC memory on a 384-bit memory interface, leaving it with a maximum memory bandwidth of 864GB/s. According to AMD, it offers up to 61 TFLOPs of peak single precision compute performance and the TBP is set at 295W.

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The AMD Radeon Pro W7800 is based on a cut-down Navi 31 GPU, with 70 Compute Units (CUs), and 32GB of GDDR6 ECC RAM on a 256-bit memory interface, with maximum memory bandwidth of 576 GB/s. It has a TBP of 260W, and peaks at 45 TFLOPs of peak single precision compute performance.

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AMD is comparing it to Nvidia's RTX A6000 and the new RTX 6000 Ada workstation graphics cards, which have the same amount of memory and slightly higher compute performance (new RTX 6000 Ada), but are still stuck on DisplayPort 1.4, have slightly higher TBP, and much higher price tag. Same goes for the Radeon Pro W7800, which, according to AMD, goes against the RTX A5500, which has less VRAM, higher TDP, and a higher price tag.

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The Radeon Pro W7900 and the Radeon Pro W7800 will both be available in Q2, 2023, with price set at $3,999 and $2,499, respectively.

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