MD introduces Radeon Pro WX cards with Polaris GPUs for workstations

Jul

27

2016

AMD has announced three graphics cards for workstations that use the new Polaris architecture. The manufacturer affixes the WX 7100, 5100 and 4100 with the name Radeon Pro, which seems to replace the name FirePro.

The first three video cards with Polaris GPU for workstations are less powerful than the RX 480 . Thus, the WX 7100 a total of 2048 stream processors, while the RX 480 is 2304. That means the Polaris 10 GPU is not fully capitalized on the map. The WX 5100 Polaris has a 10-gpu, but fewer stream processors. The WX 4100 is based on Polaris 11, as the next RX 460 graphics card for gamers.

AMD Radeon Pro WX SeriesAMD Radeon Pro WX SeriesAMD Radeon Pro WX Series
four DisplayPort connectors are present on the WX video cards. When WX 4100 governs the mini display port variant, because it is a half-height tickets at small enclosures. AMD gives companies additional support and warranty Radeon Pro graphics cards. According to the manufacturer, the WX 7100 for developers engaged in VR applications.

Previously, AMD brought his workstation graphics cards under the FirePro series. The new cards have the Radeon Pro designation. What numbering and positioning is concerned, there are similarities with the current cards. So the WX 7100 is the successor to the W7100. The WX 5100 and 4100 following the FirePro W models with those numbers. In the fourth quarter of 2016 are the cards on the market. Recommended prices are not yet known, but AMD has indicated that the WX 7100 less than a thousand dollars will cost.

WX 7100 W7100 WX 5100 WX 4100
stream Processors 2048 1792 1792 1024
texture Units 128 112 112 64
Rops 32 32 32 16
boost Clock > 1.2GHz 920MHz > 1.2GHz > 975MHz
memory Speed ? 5Gbps GDDR5 ? ?
Memory 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Vram 8GB 8GB 8GB 4GB
TDP 150W? 150W ? ?
gpu Polaris 10 Tonga Polaris 10 Polaris 11
GPU architecture Polaris GCN 1.2 Polaris Polaris
production process Glofo 14nm TSMC 28nm Glofo 14nm Glofo 14nm
Release date Q4 2016 08/2014 Q4 2016 Q4 2016
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