AMD Unveils Radeon Pro WX 3200: A Professional Graphics Card for Sub-$200by Anton Shilov on July 2, 2019 3:00 PM EST
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AMD on Tuesday introduced one of the industry’s most affordable professional graphics cards with drivers certified by leading vendors of CAD/CAM software. The Radeon Pro WX 3200 comes in a low-profile single-slot form-factor and can address the most compact workstations available today.
The AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 is based on the company's Polaris architecture GPU featuring 640 stream processors that offers up to 1.66 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance. The card carries 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and has four mini DisplayPort 1.4 outputs to drive four 4K displays, or two 5K monitors, or one 8K LCD.
The Radeon Pro WX 3200 card fully supports 10-bit color required by professional graphics applications. Since the board is designed for mainstream CAD/CAM projects it comes with certificates from such ISVs as Adobe, Autodesk, Dassault, Siemens, and others for Windows 10 and Linux operating systems.
Since the card is extremely small (it is just 6.6 inch/168 mm long), it is compatible with almost any desktop workstation that has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and can supply up to 50 W of power to the board.
AMD’s Radeon Pro WX 3200 replaces the company’s Radeon Pro WX 3100 board introduced two years ago and brings in enhanced performance along with refined software. Just like its predecessor, the new card will retail for $199
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mode_13h - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkYou might want to see them, but I don't want to hear them. And gamers won't want to OC them.
I think there are good reasons gamer cards are >= 2 slots.
Also, consider that the pro cards typically have lower clocks.
V900 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkIs the performance really enough for anyone who needs a professional card though?
AMD might have been a little to eager here and priced it too low.
Both AMD and Nvidia have been able to make a fortune over the years by taking their regular 300$ chips, adding some ECC RAM and selling them for thousands.
mode_13h - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkA lot of professional use cases don't require any special GPU. The only reason even to use a dGPU is because Intel Xeon W and Ryzen non-G series lack an iGPU.
Nvidia's Quadro range goes right the way down to a GTX 1030-equivalent - the P400. 256 CUDA cores, 2 GB (thankfully GDDR5, unlike my Quadro K620), 0.64 fp32 TFLOPS, 30 W.
mode_13h - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkI should add that OEMs like Dell don't even offer non-workstation cards in their workstation chassis. So, if your reason for buying one of those machines doesn't involve any interactive rendering or GPU-compute, then you select a low-end professional card.
mode_13h - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkNot all Nvidia Quadros offer ECC RAM. It's only mentioned on the datasheets of the RTX 5000, 6000, and 8000 and the GV100. I'm pretty sure that's no oversight, for the others.
LarsBars - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkThe WX 3100's display controller can support up to five displays. While this article says four, I would be surprised if it weren't 5.
phoenix_rizzen - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkAccording to the specs from AMD's site it's only 4:
DisplayPort: 4x Mini-DisplayPort 1.4
phoenix_rizzen - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkFrom the article:
The AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 is based on the company's Polaris architecture GPU featuring 640 stream processors that offers up to 1.66 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance.
From AMD's site:
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance
silverblue - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkIt's a mess-up on AMD's end, given that at the top of the same page, it reads "Up to 1.66 TFLOPS of peak SPFP to speed up professional applications for high performance.".
Also, given that the RX 590 with 3.6x the number of shaders (2304) and 20% higher boost clocks (1560MHz) achieves about 7.12 TFLOPS, there's no way this thing would pull 3.3 TFLOPS. It would need 1280 shaders for that.
Daeros - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkYou're forgetting that the gaming drivers & BIOS usually have higher clocks but crippled FP32 performance, especially double-precision calculations.