AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Optimized For Multimedia And Finance Workstations Launched

AMD has launched the AMD Radeon Pro W5700. Based on the Navi 10 GPU, the high-end graphics card is specifically optimized for multimedia professionals and workstations that operate in the finance and software development fields. The Radeon Pro W5700 marks a little deviation from the conventional naming tradition that AMD followed for workstation-class cards, but the new graphics card comes with all the benefits of the company’s RDNA architecture.

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W5700 is specifically aimed at the professional workstation setups. The company had been optimizing the recently launched RX 5700 consumer cards. Incidentally, the workstation graphics card is based on the same 7nm Navi-based silicon as the card that is aimed at gaming setups. However, the Radeon Pro W5700 is optimized for quite varied workloads. Specifically, professionals who work in the design, digital media, software development, finance, and associated fields would appreciate the diversification that AMD has incorporated within the new workstation variant.

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Specifications, Features, Pricing And Availability:

Underneath the hood, the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is essentially the same RX 5700 graphics card that offers assured high definition gaming experience at ultra-settings. The card is based on the Navi 10 GPU and carries all of the architectural benefits of the company’s RDNA architecture. The feature set includes redesigned geometry and compute groups, the Radeon media, and display engines, as well as PCIe 4.0.

The W5700 includes 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM sitting on a 256-bit bus with 448 GB/s bandwidth. The typical clock speed will hover around 1,630-1,880 MHz, while the Boost Clock will hit up to 1,930 MHz. The card sports 36 CUs (Compute Units), 144 Texture Units, and 64 ROPs.

The workstation-class AMD Radeon Pro W5700 GPU comes with six mini DisplayPort connections as well as a single USB Type-C port. Power draw is at 250W, and hence it requires 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe connectors. AMD has assured that the W5700 GPU comes with Enterprise-ready, professional-grade software that is stress-tested for 24/7 environments. AMD claims it has conducted extensive platform application testing to help ensure stability and 100% uptime. Equally important is the release timeline of the Radeon Pro drivers. AMD releases the driver updates only four times a year and that too with predictable cadence benefits for organizations and IT departments.

AMD claims the W5700 performs better than the WX 8200, the previous generation of professional workstation-grade graphics card that was based on the 14nm Vega architecture. The WX 8200 was released at $999, and AMD had assured the W5700 would cost less than the WX 8200. True to its word, the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 costs $799. The graphics card will be available for purchase within a couple of days.

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Follows Emerging Trend And Workloads And Adopts Slightly New Naming Convention:

AMD has categorically claimed that the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is suited for the professional work environment. The W5700 is focused on emerging trends in design workflows such as GPU accelerated rendering, VR, and real-time visualizations. The workstation graphics card from AMD has a clear aim to increase productivity, improve product quality, and speed time to market.

AMD is offering AMD Remote workstation, wherein professionals could remotely connect to a capable workstation at the office and continue to work on a project as if you’re sitting in front of the workstation. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix, and Radeon ReLive for VR is supported. Professionals could deploy a wireless VR kit. The most optimum setup for AMD Radeon Pro W5700 would include the Vive Focus Plus with its six depth-of-field controllers.


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