AMD launched two new graphics playing cards for workstations, the Radeon Professional W7900 and the W7800, the previous focusing on the RTX 6000 Ada and the A6000 whereas the latter zeroing on the A5500. AMD’s new flagship doesn’t declare to be the quickest child on the block nevertheless it does present benchmarks that again its credentials as one of the best worth for cash.
The opposite factor that the brand new playing cards provide that Nvidia doesn’t is DisplayPort 2.1, a brand new customary that helps 12K decision at 60Hz, that’s six occasions 4K decision or nearly 50 million pixels on every of its 4 ports. Observe that the Radeon Professional W6800X Duo can deal with 59 million pixels however throughout two GPU.
For reference 16K is equal to greater than 132 million pixels; AMD has not confirmed whether or not you possibly can run a pair of those in tandem however provided that Apple affords them within the 4-year outdated Mac Professional, that’s nearly a given (and who is aware of, possibly the W7900 will find yourself within the subsequent one).
The W7800 has about 70% of the RDNA 3 CU and three quarters of the reminiscence, in comparison with its larger sibling, translating right into a 25% decrease efficiency. Surprisingly, the W7900 consumes solely round 13% extra energy than the W7900.
AMD says that the W7900 affords as much as 150% extra efficiency than the W6800 thanks partly to 50% extra reminiscence. This Navi 31-based GPU is more likely to be slower than the Radeon RX 7900 XTX or the Geforce RTX 4080/4090.
Betting on worth for cash
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Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 6000 Ada Technology stays the quickest graphics card on the planet and the one professionals with very deep pockets will go for if they need unbridled efficiency. That mentioned, at lower than half the worth, a pair of W7900 might nicely outperform the 6000A in sure use instances.
On media and leisure benchmarks, AMD relied closely on efficiency per greenback metrics with exams carried on PugetBench for Premiere Professional, After Results, Davinci Resolve, with on common a 1.7x higher efficiency per greenback in comparison with the RTX 6000 Ada.
On the subject of CAD, manufacturing and AEC (suppose AutoCAD, Catia, Solidworks, Lumion), AMD used a mixture of relative efficiency and efficiency per greenback to focus on the higher value-for-money issue of the W7900 vis-à-vis its two closest Nvidia opponents.
One factor that’s nonetheless lacking is cell elements for cell workstations: Nvidia guidelines that market with no competitors from AMD. The RTX 5000 Ada Technology is the professional model of the RTX 4090 Cellular and will find yourself being quicker than W7900 at a value.
The opposite is a successor to the Radeon Professional W6800X Duo, which may be discovered within the Apple Mac Professional and pairs two GPU on one card.