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It’s no secret that AMD has been at the centre of some of the biggest tech announcements over the last couple of years. Well, an unlisted video recently released on YouTube suggests that they may be at the centre of another rather special unveiling.
Judging from the general design of the GPU from the video, and the selection of DisplayPorts it comes wielding, best guesses suggest that this could be the official unveiling of the company’s new Radeon Pro GPU lineup – Radeon Pro W6800 and W6900X.
Rumours of the new Navi 21 based Pro-grade GPUs have been floating around since late 2020 – however, the announcement now seems set for June 8th 2021 (confirming what previous rumours suggested).
AMD To Release Radeon Pro GPU Series With Navi 21
The teaser video confirms that the GPU in question will offer a blue color scheme (similar to that of the W5700) and an array of DisplayPort connections (6 in total) – further cementing the theory of a Radeon Pro series announcement.
Recent news has seen hints of the W6900X in the source code of Mac – however, leaks have been relatively limited to W6800 only. With this in mind, it’s still not known whether AMD will be releasing a full lineup or just a single GPU.
Photos of the new GPU lineup have since been released on Chiphell – including a PCB shot.
AMD Radeon Pro W6800 Performance
Alongside several images and an unlisted video, some initial performance benchmarks have been leaked as well. Wccftech suggests that the tests were conducted on non-final drivers – meaning these figures will no be representative of final performance.
The Radeon RX 6000 series gaming GPUs that you’ll see alongside the W6800 performance have far better driver optimization than the currently unreleased Pro w6000 alternatives. So, to reiterate, benchmarks are merely a guideline to what we could potentially expect upon their release.
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AMD Radeon Pro Series Specifications
Below are some of the initial Radeon Pro W6800/W6900X specs – compared against older generations of workstation Pro Graphics:
|Graphics Card Name||Radeon Pro WX 7100||Radeon Pro WX 8200||Radeon Pro WX 9100||Radeon Pro W5700||Radeon Pro W5700X||Radeon Pro VII||Radeon Pro W6900X?
Radeon Pro W6800X?
|GPU||Polaris 10||Vega 10||Vega 10||Navi 10||Navi 10||Vega 20||Navi 21 (Big Navi)|
|Clock Speed (Peak)||1243 MHz||1500 MHz||1500 MHz||1930 MHz||~1850 MHz||TBD||TBA|
|Compute Rate (FP32)||5.7 TFLOPs||10.8 TFLOPs||12.3 TFLOPs||8.89 TFLOPs||9.5 TFLOPs||13.1 TFLOPs (FP32)|
6.5 TFLOPs (FP64)
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR5||8 GB HBM2||16 GB HBM2||8 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB HBM2||16/32 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 Gbps||484 Gbps||512 Gbps||448 Gbps||448 Gbps||1024 Gbps||512 Gbps|
|Price||$799 US||$999 US||$2199 US||$799 US||$999 US||$1899 US||TBA|