AMD outs Radeon Pro WX8200 Workstation Graphics Card
AMD just launched a new workstation GPU under the Radeon Pro WX-line, the Radeon Pro WX8200, during SIGGRAPH 2018. The new card is just under $1000 and promises to be the best workstation GPU of its class aimed at content creators on a budget.
The Radeon Pro WX8200 is based on the advanced “Vega” GPU under the 14nm FinFET architecture and is powered by Vega 10. It has 8GB of ECC RAM and 10.8 teraflops of performance, even with just 56 of the 64 CUs of the Vega 10 enabled. Some of its more notable feature set are as follows:
- High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC)
- Enhanced Pixel Engine: The “Vega” GPU architecture’s enhanced pixel engine batches related work into the GPU’s local cache to process them simultaneously. A new “shade once” technology was introduced, which ensures only visible pixels in the final scene are shaded.
- Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory: Helps guarantee the accuracy of computations by correcting any single or double-bit error resulting from naturally occurring background radiation.
- AMD Secure Processor: Creates a virtual “secure world” in the GPU, allowing IP-sensitive tasks to run on AMD’s secure processor. Basically an added layer of protection for sensitive data.
The Radeon Pro WX8200 is priced at $999 (~Php 53,288) and will be available for pre-order at Newegg starting August 13 with on-shelf availability slated for September. Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced.