Saturday, August 5th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

AMD launches Radeon Pro W7600 and Radeon Pro W7500

AMD has launched the Radeon Pro W7600 and Radeon Pro W7500, the latest workstation GPUs based on its new RDNA 3 architecture.

The new cards form the mid-to-low end of its Radeon Pro W7000 Series, being 8GB GPUs with recommended prices of $599 and $429, and are aimed at CAD and DCC work.

The latest workstation cards to use AMD’s RDNA 3 GPU architecture
The Radeon Pro W7600 and W7500 are the latest workstation cards to use AMD’s RDNA 3 GPU architecture, rolled out last year in the firm’s Radeon RX 7000 Series gaming cards.

As with AMD’s previous RDNA 2 architecture, it includes separate dedicated hardware cores for both general GPU computing, including raster rendering, and for ray tracing.

The design of the ray accelerators has been improved, with AMD claiming that RDNA 3 provides “approximately 50% more ray tracing performance per compute unit” than RDNA 2.

To that, RDNA 3 adds dedicated AI accelerators, delivering “over 2x more performance” than RDNA 2, native AV1 encoding and decoding, and AMD’s Radiance Display Engine.

The latter supports DisplayPort 2.1, the latest version of the digital display standard.

AMD workstation GPUs
Radeon Pro W7900 Radeon Pro
Radeon Pro
Radeon Pro
Radeon Pro
Radeon Pro
Architecture RDNA 3 RDNA 3 RDNA 2 RDNA 3 RDNA 2 RDNA 3
6,144 4,480 3,840 2,048 1,792 1,792
Compute units 96 70 60 32 28 28
Ray accelerators 96 70 60 32 28 28
FP32 compute
61.3 45.2 17.8 20.0 10.4 12.2
GPU memory 48GB
bandwidth (GB/s)
864 576 512 288 224 173
TBP 295W 260W 250W 130W 130W 70W
Slot width 3 2 2 1 1 1
Display 3 x DP 2.1
1 x MiniDP 2.1
3 x DP 2.1
1 x MiniDP 2.1
6 x
MiniDP 1.4
4 x DP 2.1 4 x DP 1.4 4 x DP 2.1
Release date 2023 2023 2021 2023 2021 2023
Launch MSRP $3,999 $2,499 $2,249 $599 $649 $429

Key specifications and prices
The new cards flesh out the low-to-mid end of the Radeon Pro W7000 series, begun with the Radeon Pro W7900 and Radeon Pro W7800 earlier this year.

All of their core specs are a step down from the higher-end cards, but noticeably better than the previous-generation Radeon Pro W6600, which had a higher price at launch.

That’s little surprise with the Radeon Pro W7600, its direct successor, but more so with the Radeon Pro W7500, which actually has a higher FP32 compute performance than the older card, but a significantly lower power draw.

AMD describes the new GPUs as being tailored to “mainstream workloads” in professional graphics work, and emphasizes their price/performance ratios over more expensive cards.

Suited to CAD and lower-end DCC work
Unlike with the launch of the Radeon Pro W7900 and W7800, AMD hasn’t posted any specific software benchmark scores for the new cards.

The firm’s news release pitches the cards at both DCC and CAD work, though the users quoted are from industrial design and visualization rather than entertainment work.

Limitations of AMD GPUs in production
For DCC work, it’s also important to note that several key GPU render engines, including Arnold GPU, OctaneRender and V-Ray GPU, use Nvidia APIs, and are not accelerated on AMD graphics cards.

However, some formerly Nvidia-only renderers have recently announced support for AMD GPUs, with Maxon having now publicly released an AMD-compatible version of Redshift.

Price and availability
The Radeon Pro W7600 and Radeon Pro W7500 are available now. The W7600 has an estimated street price of $599 and the W7500 has an estimated price of $429.

Read more about the Radeon Pro W7600 on AMD’s website

Read more about the Radeon Pro W7500 on AMD’s website

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