AMD RADEON Pro W6800 & W6900X Officially Unveiled?

Not quite - But an unlisted video on YouTube suggests that June 8 might be the official unveiling of AMD's new Navi 21 Pro GPU lineup - maybe.

AMD Radeon Pro Big Navi 21 GPU Graphics Card With 16 GB GDDR6 min

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.

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 NameRadeon Pro WX 7100Radeon Pro WX 8200Radeon Pro WX 9100Radeon Pro W5700Radeon Pro W5700XRadeon Pro VIIRadeon Pro W6900X?
Radeon Pro W6800X?
GPUPolaris 10Vega 10Vega 10Navi 10Navi 10Vega 20Navi 21 (Big Navi)
Process Node14nm14nm14nm7nm7nm7nm7nm
Compute Units365664364060TBA
Stream Processors230435844096230425603840TBA
ROPs326464646464TBA
Clock Speed (Peak)1243 MHz1500 MHz1500 MHz1930 MHz~1850 MHzTBDTBA
Compute Rate (FP32)5.7 TFLOPs10.8 TFLOPs12.3 TFLOPs8.89 TFLOPs9.5 TFLOPs13.1 TFLOPs (FP32)
6.5 TFLOPs (FP64)
TBA
VRAM8 GB GDDR58 GB HBM216 GB HBM28 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR616 GB HBM216/32 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus256-bit2048-bit2048-bit256-bit256-bit4096-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth224 Gbps484 Gbps512 Gbps448 Gbps448 Gbps1024 Gbps512 Gbps
TDP150W230W250W205W240W250W250-300W?
Launch2016201820172019201920202021
Price$799 US$999 US$2199 US$799 US$999 US$1899 USTBA