AMD has released three new cards under their new Radeon Pro WX family, the WX 7100, WX 5100, and WX 4100 at the Capsaicin Siggraph 2016. Powered by the AMD’s new Polaris family of GPUs, AMD is looking to bring the architecture’s power efficiency and also display controller improvements to their workstation users. The WX series is based on the company’s Polaris architecture and it promises to lower the cost of pro-level rendering performance below $1,000.
The new AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 replaces the FirePro W7100 graphics solution from 2014 and features the latest core architecture, codenamed Polaris. The Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU, created for engineering and media and entertainment workflows. It’s also AMD’s most affordable workstation solution for the VR content creation.
The second of the WX trio is the new WX 5100. Also based on the Polaris 10 GPU, this card options for a lower balance of price, performance, and power consumption. That replaces the Bonaire based W5100, and comes out with 1792 SPs (28 CUs) enabled, and a clockspeed that will be at least 1.2GHz. As compared to its predecessor it should be massively faster as AMD has more than doubled the number of SPs, not to mention clockspeed boost.
The last card AMD released is their Radeon Pro WX 4100 graphic card that’s the first Polaris 11 based workstation solution. This card features 16 compute units which include 1024 stream processors. This is the full Polaris 11 SKU and also a cut down variant is featured on the Radeon RX 460. This solution delivers more than the 2.00 TFLOPs of compute performance and has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running across a 128-bit interface. It’s likely that the memory is clocked at 7 GHz to deliver 112 GB/s bandwidth.