AMD revealed a new level of workstation graphics cards today. The company announced the upcoming Radeon Pro WX 8200, which is expected to be broadcast to graphic professionals next month. The new card, based on AMD's existing Vega GPU architecture, is a slightly scaled-down version of the Radeon Pro WX 91
AMD's Radeon Pro WX 9100 was a major race in performance compared to its previous products, but it also had a $ 2200 price, which obviously limits potential customers. The company's new Radeon Pro WX 8200 appears to offer most of the WX 9200 performance for less than $ 1000.
AMD managed to trim the price with a large margin by reducing memory capacity and lowering the CU value of the GPU. The Radeon Pro WX 8200 has a Vega 10 GPU with a 1500MHz boost clock, such as the WX 9100. However, the GPUs in the new cards have eight of their 64 computing devices deactivated. The WX 8200 also offers half-memory capacity, but with slightly higher memory bandwidth.
Despite the trimmed specifications, AMD said the new card should seem admirable in advanced workloads, such as real-time visualization, virtual reality and photorealistic reproduction. The WX 82200 produces 10.8 TFLOPS of single-predefined and 21.5 TFLOPS with semi-precision floating point procedures, compared to the WX 9100s flagship 12.3 TFLOPS and 24.6 TFLOPS respectively.
The Radeon Pro WX 8200 also supports the same features and technologies as the advanced Radeon Pro WX 9100, such as a high bandwidth cache controller (HBCC), enhanced pixel engine, error correction code (ECC) memory, and AMD Secure processor. AMD says it also plans to have WX 8200 certified for "many of today's most popular applications – including Adobe CC, Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit, among others."
AMD says that the Radeon Pro WX 8200 will be available for pre-order for $ 999 at Newegg 13th of August. The company expects to begin shipping cards in early September.
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