AMD’s Radeon Pro W7900 Gets RDNA 3, 48GB, 12K Support
AMD introduced The new Radeon Pro W7000 professional graphics card lineup not only delivers a significant performance boost over its predecessors, but also DisplayPort 2.1/ which enables compatibility with next-generation displays featuring resolutions up to 12K. Supports UHBR 20 output (an industry first). Sophisticated next-generation monitor support is especially useful for computer-aided design and digital content creation.
Graphics performance up to 61 FP32 TFLOPS
AMD’s Radeon Pro W7900 and Radeon Pro W7800 graphics cards feature the company’s latest Navi 31 graphics processor featuring the RDNA 3 microarchitecture, new stream processors, higher rasterization/geometry performance and AI acceleration. It has all the advantages such as The top-of-the-line Radeon Pro W7900 is based on the full-fat Navi 31 GPU with 6144 Stream Processors (96 Compute Units) and a 384-bit 48GB GDDR6 ECC memory subsystem enabled by 6 Memory Controller Dies (MCDs) But the Radeon Pro W7800 uses a tiny Navi 31 with 4480 SPs/70 CUs and a 256-bit 32GB GDDR6 ECC memory subsystem with 4 MCDs.
In terms of performance, the Radeon Pro W7900 offers 61 FP32 TFLOPS. This is in line with what his gaming-oriented Radeon RX 7900 XTX offers. To deliver this rather unprecedented level of performance, AMD had to equip his top-of-the-line ProViz board with an industry-first triple-slot cooling system. The wide cooler prevents the board from fitting on some machines, but the product is compatible with the majority of workstations. On the other hand, a dual-slot that should draw 295W of power, he could be less noisy than a cooler.
As for other members of the RDNA 3 ProViz family, the Radeon Pro W7800 offers 45 FP32 TFLOPS. This is slightly below the performance level that the Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card is characterized by (also less stream processors/ALUs, so this is not surprising). ). This board comes with a standard dual-slot cooler and will fit almost all but the most compact workstations.
But while the performance and architectural advantages of AMD’s Radeon Pro W7900 and Radeon Pro W7800 graphics cards are, of course, welcomed by users of professional visualization programs that demand performance, these boards come with Nvidia The card has one unique feature that other cards do not have. This is his DisplayPort 2.1 support fully enabled in his UHBR 20 mode for up to 4 monitors.
DisplayPort 2.0/2.1 output, compatible with UHBR 20 transmission mode (with 80.00/77.37 raw/effective Gbit/s bandwidth), can support resolutions up to 7680 x 4320 at 60Hz with 10bpc color and 4:4. increase. 4 chroma subsampling without using Display Stream Compression (DSC). Additionally, with DSC enabled, even higher resolutions such as 12K can be supported. Of course, VESA certified DP80 cables for UHBR 13.5 and UHBR 20 modes should be used for proper signal handling.
DP 2.1/UHBR 20 support is a future-proof feature as there are no professional 8Kp60 HDR monitors at this time. Building such a display is not easy. In addition to high-quality display panels, we need a completely new scaler that supports transmission speeds up to 80 Gbps with forward error correction (FEC) to eliminate artifacts. Meanwhile, AMD’s marketing materials say that Acer, Asus, Dell, Samsung, and LG are all readying “next-generation displays,” but they didn’t elaborate on the specs.
DisplayPort 2.1 with UHBR 20 is currently only supported by two of AMD’s professional Radeon Pro W7800 and W7900 graphics cards. AMD’s Navi 31 Based Radeon RX 7900 XT/RX 7900 XTX Boards For Gamers Feature Only Slightly Slower DP 2.1/UBHR 13.5 Modes, Enough To Handle 8K HDR Modes At 60Hz Refresh Rates but this time DSC or some chroma subsampling compromise.
price and availability
AMD’s Radeon Pro W7000 series boards aren’t cheap. The Radeon PRO W7900 has a asking price of $3,999, while the AMD Radeon Pro W7800 has a SEP of $2,499. AMD expects these boards to be available from retailers already in the second quarter of his 2023, but large workstation OEMs and system integrators will have to wait until his 2023 date if they are properly qualified. It is expected to be available only in the second half of the