Some years ago, Apple decided it was time to change its Mac Pro. The changes were substantial: it was now a desktop that could be positioned vertically, and it was no longer a product that catered to gamers exclusively. However, since the new Mac Pro was designed from the ground up for professional users, the marriage between the two product lines was never meant to be – so when it was time to replace the existing Mac Pro, AMD was brought in to help.

AMD has just announced its new Radeon Pro W6000X graphics card, targeted at Mac Pro users. Based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, the W6000X features a 4096 stream processors chip with a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The card draws power from a triple-slot all-digital PWM power connector and a printed circuit board, so it’s not an external solution.

AMD has been the go-to choice for high-performance graphics cards for the past few years, but in the past few months, Nvidia has taken over the high end GPU market. This week, AMD has announced its new Radeon PRO W6000X GPUs, which are designed to offer professional workstations the same level of performance as a GTX 1080 Ti.

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AMD has made the new Radeon PRO W6000X series workstation GPUs available for purchase. The Radeon PRO W6000X series consists of three versions, the most complex of which is the Radeon PRO W6800X Duo, which uses the high-performance RNDA 2 architecture and is intended specifically for Apple’s Mac Pro machines. The AMD Radeon PRO W6800X graphics card Duo is a dual-GPU system with 120 Units of computation and 7,680 Processors of Streams, as well as 64 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface. The Radeon PRO W6800X Duo has an FP32 performance of up to 30.2 TFLOPS.

  • AMD RDNA 2 Architecture — An award-winning architecture from AMD. AMD RDNA 2 architecture, which is based on the 7nm manufacturing process, provides a slew of enhanced capabilities that push professional graphics to new heights of performance and efficiency.
  • GDDR6 memory with up to 512 GB/s bandwidth – Up to 64GB of GDDR6 memory with up to 512 GB/s bandwidth powers data-intensive professional applications.
  • AMD Cache of Infinity — A last-level data cache of up to 256MB (total) embedded on the GPU chip reduces latency and power consumption.
  • AMD Infinity Fabric — Enables high-speed GPU-to-GPU communications intended to meet today’s creative demands by providing a high-bandwidth, low-latency direct link between the local AMD GPUs.
Model Compute Units Stream Processors Memory Access Interface TFLOPS FP32 Infinity Cache Graphics Power in Total Memory GDDR6
AMD Radeon PRO W6900X graphics card 80 5120 256-bit Up to 22 128MB 300W 32GB
AMD Radeon PRO W6800X 60 3840 256-bit As much as 16.0 128MB 300W 32GB
Duo AMD Radeon PRO W6800X AMD Radeon PRO W6800X AMD Radeon PRO W6800X 121 (total) (7680) (total) 256-bit encryption (per GPU) As much as 30.2 256MB(total) 400W 64 GB of storage (total) 

“We created the AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series GPUs to help professionals unleash their creativity and bring more complex and compute-intensive projects to life, from animating 3D film assets to compositing 8K scenes to game development,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s Graphics Business Unit. “With exceptional energy efficiency, improved compute units, and a redesigned visual pipeline, the new AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series enables Mac Pro users to accomplish more in less time across a wide variety of pro applications.”

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AMD today detailed its new Radeon Pro WX series of professional GPUs for Mac Pro, which will replace the old FirePro W5000 series. The new GPU family offers up to 16GB of GPU memory and a maximum speed of 11 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of bandwidth. With support for the latest Mac Pro models, the Radeon Pro WX series will be an important element of the Mac’s updated design. For more information, visit the AMD press release at: Read more about amd graphics cards list and let us know what you think.

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