AMD Debuts The Radeon Pro WX 8200 Pro Video Card In Time For Siggraph

Posted by at 5:55 am on August 13, 2018

AMD’s 32-core Threadripper has been getting most of the press of late but they do make video cards too. AMD let the word go out just in time for Siggraph 2018 about their new Radeon Pro WX 8200 for content creators. the new card packs:  Vega 10 GPU along with 8GB of ECC HBM2 RAM sporting 10.8 teraflops of performance. This card is for those that can’t afford or do not need the power of AMD’s flagship Radeon Pro WX 9100 card.

The WX 8200 has the same memory bus width (2048-bit) of the WX 9100 along with 14-nanometer architecture. Where it trims down is on the RAM front.  It has less RAM only 8GB vs. the 16GB of WX 9100. The card also sports fewer stream processors and some disables compute units when compared to its bigger brother.

Like other Radeon Pro WX  cards, over their customer gaming focused counterparts, support 10-bit (a billion) colors via OpenGL in apps such as Photoshop and video editors.  Also the drivers are tested with and cerfied with pro apps such as Autodesk’s  3ds Max and Maya  and Dassault’s SolidWorks

WX pro cards also come directly from AMD, not a partner brand, and feature error correcting code (AKA ECC) HBM2 memory rather than DDR5 RAM and AMD’s Secure Processor.  Secure Processors make a a virtual “secure world” within the GPU  to protect workloads that contain sensitive data  that should only be run with trusted applications

The WX 8200 is price at $999 and on paper outperforms NVIDIA’s similarly-priced Quadro P4000. The WX 8200 has a planned release of later this month. It looks like a great card to put into your new CAD or video editing  Threadripper  gen 2 rig.

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