AMD's new Radeon Pro W6000 series powers demanding media workflows
August 12, 2021

AMD's new Radeon Pro W6000 series powers demanding media workflows

SANTA CLARA, CA — AMD ( recently announced the Radeon Pro W6000 series workstation graphics for professional users. The new graphics products were designed and optimized to power demanding architectural design workloads, ultra-high resolution media projects, complex design and engineering simulations, and advanced image and video editing applications.

Built on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the new product line features the AMD Radeon Pro W6800, the fastest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card to date. It also includes the AMD Radeon Pro W6600 graphics card, engineered for ultra-high performance workflows, and the Radeon Pro W6600M GPU, designed to power professional mobile workstations.

“AMD RDNA 2 was designed from the ground up to deliver world-class performance for a wide range of applications and workloads,” explains Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, graphics business unit at AMD. “Bringing this breakthrough architecture to our workstation graphics lineup allows users to tackle much larger datasets, dramatically reduce render times, and speed processing of highly-complex models and simulations. The AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series gives professionals a powerful new tool in their arsenal to accelerate projects and bring creative visions to life.”

Built on the advanced 7nm manufacturing process, the AMD RDNA 2 architecture introduces an array of advanced features. Enhanced Compute Units (CU) with Ray Accelerators offer up to 46 percent faster rendering than Radeon Pro graphics cards based on previous-generation architectures in SolidWorks Visualize 2021. Support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS) delivers realtime photorealistic viewports and rendering. Up to 128MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption, enabling the Radeon Pro W6800 to deliver the highest RDNA workstation GPU performance to date. Smart Access Memory unlocks higher performance for key professional workloads by giving AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors or select AMD Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors access to the entire high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory. Viewport Boost is designed for today’s professional workloads and compatible software to help viewport frames-per-second performance increase with project file sizes.

Pricing for the Radeon Pro W6800 graphics card is $2,249. The Radeon Pro W6600 graphics card is expected to be available from etailers/retailers in Q3 for $649. And Radeon Pro W6600M GPUs are now available in the HP Fury ZBook G8 mobile workstation.