AMD is harnessing its consumer Radeon graphics brand for a new generation of workstation-class GPUs for professional designers and engineers focusing on CAD, game engine design visualisation and virtual reality.
The AMD Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards are based on AMD’s Polaris architecture and will continue the FirePro legacy by featuring optimisations for a wide range of professional applications.
The AMD Radeon Pro WX Series of professional graphics cards are based on AMD’s Polaris architecture and will feature optimisations for a wide range of professional applications.
There are three models in the family:
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100, which is pitched at demanding design engineering workflows and is AMD’s workstation solution for professional VR with a sub $1,000 price point.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 for product development, powered by game engine design visualisation.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100, a half-height graphics card for mid-range CAD, compatible with standard and Small Form Factor (SFF) workstations.
All three cards and are expected to be available in Q4 of 2016 and will come with a three year limited warranty plus a free, 7-year extended limited warranty.
AMD has also rebranded its physically-based rendering engine and made it open source. Radeon ProRender (formerly previewed as AMD FireRender) plugins are available for Autodesk 3ds Max, SolidWorks and Rhino.