AMD Workstation GPU Buyers Guide

What is an AMD workstation GPU?

The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is the central component of a graphics card or GPU-accelerator and is critical for speeding up visualisation and compute workloads. This is achieved by offloading these workloads from the CPU and system memory into the GPU and GPU memory, where the architecture is much more parallel in nature - allowing many tasks to be performed simultaneously. Workstation GPUs are also often referred to as professional or enterprise-grade due to the higher calibre of components used when compared to consumer GPUs.

AMD names its workstation GPUs Radeon Pro to differentiate them from its Radeon gaming GPUs. AMD workstation GPUs are designed for the rendering of high resolution images and video concurrently - both hugely parallel workloads, and because GPUs can perform parallel operations on multiple sets of data, they are also perfect for non-graphical tasks such as scientific computing and the development of machine learning and AI models.

What makes AMD workstation GPUs special

AMD workstation GPUs feature a whole host of extra features and capabilities that their consumer counterparts lack.

Certified Drivers

Certified Drivers ISVs such as Autodesk, Dassault and Siemens certify their applications, ensuring optimal stability backed by enterprise-class customer support.

Enterprise Class

Enterprise-class components ensure better reliability and resiliency, reducing failure rates especially when used at full load for longer periods of time.

ECC Memory

Error correcting code (ECC) memory acts to protect data from corruption, so any errors are eradicated prior to them affecting the workload being processed.

Extended Memory

Larger onboard frame buffers than consumer GPUs enable larger and more complex renders and compute simulations to be processed.

Inbuilt Security

AMD Secure Processor technology helps protect sensitive data and validate code before it is executed, protecting your system & data from unauthorised software and applications.

The AMD workstation GPU range

The following table gives an overview of which GPUs are most suitable for different workloads, ranging from architecture, construction and engineering (AEC) to building information management (BIM); computer aided design (CAD) to computer aided engineering (CAE) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). We also cover media and entertainment (M&E), rendering, virtual reality (VR) and machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI).

W7900 W7800 W6800 W7700 W7600 W6600 W7500 W6400
AEC / BIM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAE / CFD
Yes
Yes
Yes
no
Yes
Yes
no
no
M&E
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RENDERING
Yes
Yes
Yes
no
no
no
no
no
VR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ML / DL / AI
Yes
Yes
no
no
no
no
no
no

Going into more detail, we have ranked each card from highest to lowest performing with additional information on their architecture, cores, memory and performance for a number of tasks. The visualisation score tells you how good a GPU is for design, modelling and how fast it is at rendering; whereas the computational scores are ranked for tasks such as simulation, deep learning and AI workloads. These are split into calculation type - FP32 (single precision) and FP16 (half-precision), as some workloads rely on a specific type.

Key Key

Radeon Pro W7900

WX 9100

The W7900 is the most powerful high-end card in the Radeon Pro W7000 range. Based on the RDNA 3 architecture, the W7900 has 6,144 stream processors and 96 ray accelerators plus 48GB of ultra-reliable GDDR6 ECC memory. The W7900 features 96MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four high resolution displays, making this card the perfect choice for very high-end workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 10
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 10
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 10
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W7800

WX 9100

The W7800 is the second-most powerful card in the Radeon Pro W7000 range. Based on the RDNA 3 architecture, the W7800 has 4,480 stream processors and 70 ray accelerators plus 32GB of ultra-reliable GDDR6 ECC memory. The W7800 features 64MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four high resolution displays, making this card a great choice for high-end workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 9
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 9
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 9
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W6800

WX 9100

The W6800 is the highest performing card in the Radeon Pro W6000 range, based on the older RDNA 2 architecture. It has 3,840 stream processors and 60 ray accelerators plus 32GB of ultra-reliable GDDR6 ECC memory. The W6800 features 128MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports six 4K or two 8K displays, making this card a good choice for high-end workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 7
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 6
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 6
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W7700

WX 9100

The W7700 is the most powerful mid-range card in the Radeon Pro W7000 range. Based on the RDNA 3 architecture, the W7700 has 3,072 stream processors and 48 ray accelerators plus 16GB of ultra-reliable GDDR6 ECC memory. The W7700 features 64MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four high resolution displays, making this card the perfect choice for mid-range workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 6
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 8
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 8
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W7600

WX 9100

The W7600 is the most second most powerful mid-range card in the Radeon Pro W7000 range. Based on the RDNA 3 architecture, the W7600 has 2,440 stream processors and 32 ray accelerators plus 8GB of GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The W7600 features 32MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four 4K or two 8K displays, making this card the a great choice for mid-range workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 5
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 7
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 7
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W6600

AMD Ryzen 5 Processors

The W6600 is the second most powerful mid-range card in the Radeon Pro W6000 range, based on the older RDNA 2 architecture. The W6600 has 1,792 stream processors and 28 ray accelerators plus 8GB of GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The W6600 also features 32MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four 4K or a single 8K display, making this card a good ideal choice for mid-range workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 4
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 4
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 4
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W7500

WX 9100

The third most powerful mid-range card in the Radeon Pro range is the W7500. Based on the RDNA 3 architecture, the W7500 has 1,700 stream processors and 28 ray accelerators plus 8GB of GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The W7500 features 32MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports four 4K or two 8K displays, making this card a good choice for mid-range workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 3
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 5
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 5
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

Radeon Pro W6400

WX 9100

The entry-level card in the Radeon Pro range is the W6400. Based on the RDNA 2 architecture, the W6400 has 768 stream processors and 12 ray accelerators plus 4GB of GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The W6400 also features 16MB of L3 Infinity Cache and supports two 4K or a single 8K display, making this card the perfect choice for entry-level workstations.

HI-RES

Support for 8K video projects and up to six 4K HDR displays is enabled via AMD Infinity Cache technology, allowing data that is likely to be needed and reused, to be temporarily held in high-speed GPU memory.

RAY TRACING

The Ray Accelerator is a high-performance raytracing acceleration architecture. This specialised hardware handles the intersection of rays directly on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.

VR

AMD Radeon ReLive for VR technology means you have untethered freedom to naturally navigate your creations as you would in the real world - without worrying about wires, base stations or dedicated VR rooms.

REMOTE WORKING

Easily access the full GPU-accelerated experience of Radeon Pro graphics card-powered workstations from virtually anywhere with the remote workstation IP built into AMD Software Pro Edition.

VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 1
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP32) 1
Content Creation
COMPUTE PERFORMANCE (FP16) 1
Content Creation
0 5 10

REAL TIME RAY TRACING

VR READY

VIEW RANGE

AMD Radeon Pro GPU Summary

The below table summarises each GPUs performance along with their technical specifications.

W7900 W7800 W6800 W7700 W7600 W6600 W7500 W6400
RATINGS
VISUALISATION PERFORMANCE 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1
COMPUTER PERFORMANCE (FP32 / TF32) 10 9 6 8 7 4 5 1
COMPUTER PERFORMANCE (FP16 / TF16) 10 9 6 8 7 4 5 1
RAY TRACING
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VR READY
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SPECS
Architecture RDNA3 RDNA3 RDNA3 RDNA3 RDNA3 RDNA2 RDNA2 RDNA2
GPU Navi 31 XT Navi 31 XL Navi 33 XT Navi 31 XT Navi 33 Navi 21 Navi 23 Navi 24
Stream Processors 6,144 4,480 2,400 3,072 1,700 3,840 1,792 768
Ray Processors 96 70 32 48 28 60 28 12
MEMORY 48GB GDDR6 32GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 32GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6
ECC MEMORY
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MEMORY CONTROLLER 384-bit 256-bit 128-bit 256-bit 128-bit 256-bit 128-bit 64-bit
TDP 295W 260W 130W 190W 70W 250W 130W 50W
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