AMD has announced the Radeon Pro W5700 – the first professional graphics card to use the Navi 10 GPU, RDNA architecture with a 7nm process. The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 reaches 9 TFLOPs and starts at $799, of course, its target audience is professional users.
Radeon Pro W5700 is a workstation variant of AMD Radeon RX 5700, mainly different from AMD Radeon software because it supports many features such as AMD Remote Workstation, using engine optimized and standardized with design applications, production manufacturing, architecture, engineering, and construction as well as support for professional VR applications.
The Navi 10 on this card also has 36 CUs, 2304 Stream cores and 64-pixel processing units (ROPs). Its maximum clock speed is 1930 MHz, giving FP32 processing power at 8.89 TFLOPs. Like the AMD RX 5700, the Radeon Pro W5700 also supports PCIe 4.0 connectivity, which is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0.
In terms of memory, the Radeon Pro W5700 also has 8GB GDDR6 memory settings, 256-bit bus width, 14 Gbps memory speed from which for 448 GB / s bandwidth, just like the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. This memory does not have automatic ECC correction like Radeon Pro versions use Vega GPU with HBM2 memory. The TDP of the Radeon Pro W5700 is 205 W, significantly more than the Radeon Pro WX 8200 or WX 9100 using Vega 10 of 230 W and 250 W, but still higher than the 180 W of Radeon RX 5700. The Wccftech page said the difference may come from the USB-C port for headsets because this port will need 15 W to operate. With higher TDP, the Radeon Pro W5700 will use 8 + 6 pin power.
The design of the Radeon Pro W5700 version is quite similar to the Radeon RX 5700 at least with the Reference Edition version while still using a squirrel-cage cooling system to bring the heat to the back. However, the connector system at the back panel of the Radeon Pro W5700 is completely different from the 5 mini DisplayPort and 1 USB-C port. The performance of the Radeon Pro W5700 is said to be 41% higher per watt compared to the Radeon Pro versions using the same GCN architecture as the Radeon Pro WX 8200. The WX 8200 was launched 2 years ago with Vega 10 GPU, GCN 5 architecture, large bandwidth HBM2 memory and FP32 to 11 TFLOPs processing capacity. The red team also compared the Radeon Pro W5700 with a blue team representative, the Quadro RTX 4000, the graphics performance with tests like Escape, Unity Automotive, Unity VR gave similar results in fps.
Similar to the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark package tests, the Radeon Pro W5700 also gives 4% better performance with SolidWorks, Captia and 7% with Autodesk Maya. The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 price could start from $799, and it has already been listed on Bhphotovideo.com online store with the expected availability of Mid-December 2019.