AMD Unleashes World’s First 7nm GPU, the Radeon Pro W5700

November 20, 2019 0 By urbantechnoobs

Earlier this year AMD released its consumer graphics cards that feature 7nm fabrication and are geared towards gaming, the Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards. The RX 5000 lineup was initially composed of Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700 XT, and RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edtion. And just recently, the RX 5000 family welcomed the 1080p focused Radeon RX 5500 graphics card.

This time around, AMD releases its first 7nm desktop graphics card, the Radeon PRO W5700, that aims to deliver a new level of performance and advanced features to professionals who focus on 3D designs, Architectural works, Engineering, and other tasks that rely heavily on graphics processing.
Just like the other offerings that were built with the  RDNA architecture, the new Radeon PRO W5700 will also be energy efficient and provide significant performance gains in top design and manufacturing applications.
Radeon Pro W5700 Power Efficiency chart
Additionally, the Radeon PRO W5700 is also the first desktop workstation graphics card that will have support for PCIe 4.0 technology. This will ensure that a Radeon PRO W5700 powered workstation to be able to cope with the demands of the ever-evolving professional workstation segment.

Key capabilities and features of the AMD Radeon™ Pro W5700 graphics card include:

· High-Performance AMD RDNA Architecture – Features a redesigned geometry engine and compute units, delivering up to 25 percent higher performance-per-clock1 and up to 41 percent higher average performance-per-watt2 than the previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.

· Exceptional Power Efficiency – AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise’s intelligent power optimization, coupled with the power-efficient AMD RDNA architecture and 7nm process technology, enables the Radeon™ Pro W5700 graphics card to provide up to 18 percent better system efficiency than the competitive product.

· Accelerated CPU/GPU Multitasking – Provides outstanding multitasking performance even in the most demanding situations, such as continuing to model while rendering a visualization in the background, providing up to 5.6X the application workflow performance with CPU load than the competition in the SPECviewperf® 13 benchmark.

· Professional-grade Software – AMD Radeon™ Pro Software for Enterprise delivers professional-grade quality, continuous performance improvements and robust security as well as industry-leading features, including AMD Remote Workstation that allows professionals to work virtually from anywhere with feature and performance parity with the workstation GPU on their desk.

· Innovative VR Software Features – AMD Radeon™ ReLive for VR enables professionals using AMD Radeon™ Pro W5700 graphics cards to wirelessly visualize their creations with VR-capable applications and select standalone VR headsets, such as the HTC VIVE Focus™ Plus.

· High-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 – The AMD Radeon™ Pro W5700 is the first PC workstation graphics card to support PCIe® 4.0, delivering double the bandwidth of PCIe® 3.0 to enable smooth performance for GPU-intensive applications.

· Professional Application Certification – Optimized and certified with leading Design and Manufacturing and Architecture, Engineering and Construction applications to deliver the stability and reliability required by workstation professionals. The list of Radeon™ Pro Software certified ISV applications can be found here.
· High-speed USB-C® – The AMD Radeon™ Pro W5700 is the first PC workstation graphics card to include a USB-C® connector, supporting a growing selection of USB-C® based monitors and head-mounted displays (HMD).

Key Specifications:

  • Compute Units: 36
  • TFLOPS (FP32): up to 8.89
  • Memory Type: GDDR6
  • Memory Size: 8GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: up to 448 GB/s
  • Display Output: 6

The Radeon PRO W5700 will be available starting today and will carry a SEP of USD $799.