29 August 2018
AMD has introduced its latest Radeon Pro WX 8200 graphics card, a week ahead of the annual SIGGRAPH graphics conference. The new graphics card which is based on AMD’s VEGA architecture is a stripped down variant of AMD’s flagship Radeon Pro WX 9100 and will start shipping next month.
Priced at $999, this latest graphics cards from AMD comes at a lesser price point range compared to the WX 9100 which is available at a price tag of $2200. To cut down the price AMD has cut down the memory capacity but has increased the memory bandwidth.
The Radeon Pro WX 8100 comes with 8GB Vega 10-based card and uses 2 stacks of 4-Hi HBM2 memory while the WX 9100 comes with 16 GB VRAM. With a boost clock of around 1500MHz, the card can offer up to 10.75 TFLOPS of FP32 performance or 21.5 TFLOPS of FP16, the WX 8100’s performance is close to the WX 9100 at almost half the price.
Even after trimmed internals, the AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is able to perform well in the graphics intense work environments like virtual reality, real-time visualization, and photorealistic rendering. The WX 8100 supports and features high-end technologies that the WX 9100 currently supports such as High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC), Enhanced Pixel Engine, Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory, and AMD's Secure Processor.
The company also plans to have the new graphics card certified by other popular applications like Adobe CC, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit, and more.
As per AMD, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 will be up for pre-order at Newegg starting August 13th at a price of $999 and it expects the shipment to start early September.