AMD Reveals Sub-$1000 Radeon Pro WX 8200 Card at Siggraph
Today at SIGGRAPH, AMD revealed a new graphics card. The a new tier workstation graphics card, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 is aimed at professionals with lower bidgets as its billed as the most powerful workstation GPU under a thousand dollars. The company is also announcing major updates to its Radeon ProRender technology.
The new card is based on AMD’s existing Vega GPU architecture with the 14nm FinFET process, which AMD states will allow the card to effortlessly accelerate design and rendering. It is a slightly cut down version the flagship Radeon Pro WX 9100, which came on the scenes last summer, cutting its price to less than half the price of the top-tier card.
AMD managed to trim the price that much by cutting the memory capacity and lowering the CU count of the GPU. The Radeon Pro WX 8200 features a Vega 10 GPU with a 1500MHz boost clock, like the WX 9100. However, the GPUs in the new cards have eight of their 64 compute units disabled. The WX 8200 also offers half the memory capacity, but with slightly higher memory bandwidth.
The card is in the process of being certified on popular applications such as Adobe CC, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Revit. For those working on IP-sensitive materials, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 runs these tasks through the AMD Secure Processor for securing data while processing it.
The Radeon Pro WX 8200 graphics card features: High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC), Enhanced Pixel Engine, and Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory.
Availability and Pricing
The AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is available now for $999.