AMD has officially announced the Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 at SIGGRAPH 2018. We had earlier reported in an article that the new card would be announced in SIGGRAPH, which you can check out here.
The WX 8200 runs on the “Vega” GPU architecture along with the 14nm FinFET process. AMD has also partnered with the Vancouver Film School, who will use AMD Radeon WX cards for production now.
High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC)
The Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 comes HBCC, it allows the implementation of algorithms which deal with used data sets without the overhead on developers to program memory management themselves, which also optimises performance. Which lets creators and designers work with much larger, more detailed models and assets in real time.
Enhanced Pixel Engine
This system batches related work into the GPU’s local cache and allows developers to process them simultaneously. This lets creators build more complex worlds without worrying about GPU limitations.
Error Correcting Code (ECC)
Helps in accuracy of computations by correcting any single or double-bit error resulting from naturally occurring background radiation.
These tests were conducted by AMD on their Performance Labs as of August 1st, 2018, on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3, 16GB DDR4 system memory, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows® 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Radeon™ Pro WX 8200, NVIDIA Quadro P4000, NVIDIA Quadro P5000.
VRMark, Cyan Room
- AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 score: 6979
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 score: 6351
- NVIDIA Quadro P4000 score: 4550
Foundry Nuke 11, Denoise and Motion Blur Benchmark
- AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 score: 29 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 score: 36 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P4000 score: 40 seconds
Adobe Premiere Pro
- AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 score: 752 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 score: 897 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P4000 score: 1825 seconds
Autodesk Maya 2017
- AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 score: 7.92
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 score: 7.64
- NVIDIA Quadro P4000 score: 7.55
Blender Cycles 2.7.9 – “Pavillon Barcelone” Scene
- AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 score: 405 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P5000 score: 506 seconds
- NVIDIA Quadro P4000 score: 584 seconds
These scores are very impressive considering the price AMD is charging for the WX 8200, it will retail at around USD 999$ and that’s considerably lower than the Nvidia Quadro P5000 while being significantly powerful. But we will have to wait for real world benchmarks, as the benchmark results for AMD can only be taken as a placeholder for now.