AMD’s launches their Radeon Pro W6000X graphics cards for Apple’s Mac Pro

AMD's launches their Radeon Pro W6000X graphics cards for Apple's Mac Pro

AMD’s launches their Radeon Pro W6000X graphics cards for Apple’s Mac Pro

AMD has just given Mac Pro users some major hardware upgrades, allowing them to benefit from the upgrade within their RDNA 2 graphics architecture by releasing three new graphics cards. 

These new GPU models make up the Radeon Pro W6000X series, and all of them are based on AMD’s Navi 21 silicon, the same chip behind AMD’s RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT. These represent major hardware upgrades over the Mac Pro’s previous high-end GPU option, the Radeon Pro W5700X, which uses the same silicon as AMD’s RX 5700 XT. 

On the high-end, Mac Pro users now have access to a dual-GPU option from AMD, the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo. The two graphics cards within this compute module are connected using the company’s Infinity Fabric technology and can deliver a combined 30.2 teraflops of compute performance.  

With these new GPU options, AMD’s offering Mac Pro users access to more GPU compute, additional graphics memory, and support for up to four Radeon Pro W6800X GPUs within the system (through two Radeon Pro X6800X Duo cards). 

What follows is AMD’s press release on their Radeon Pro W6000X series graphics cards. 


AMD's launches their Radeon Pro W6000X graphics cards for Apple's Mac Pro

New AMD Radeon PRO W6000X Series GPUs Bring Groundbreaking High-Performance AMD RDNA 2 Architecture to Mac Pro  

AMD today announced availability of the new AMD Radeonâ„¢ PRO W6000X series GPUs for Mac Pro. The new GPU product line delivers exceptional performance and incredible visual fidelity to power a wide variety of demanding professional applications and workloads, including 3D rendering, 8K video compositing, color correction and more.

Built on groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 architecture, AMD Infinity Cache and other advanced technologies, the new workstation graphics line-up includes the AMD Radeonâ„¢ PRO W6900X and AMD Radeonâ„¢ PRO W6800X GPUs. Mac Pro users also have the option of choosing the AMD Radeon PRO W6800X Duo graphics card, a dual-GPU configuration that leverages high-speed AMD Infinity Fabric interconnect technology to deliver outstanding levels of compute performance.

“We developed the AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series GPUs to unleash professionals’ creativity and help them bring more complex and compute-intensive projects to life, from animating 3D film assets to compositing 8K scenes to game development,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “The new AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series is packed with remarkable energy efficiency, enhanced compute units and a new visual pipeline, enabling Mac Pro users to do more in less time across a broad range of pro applications.”

Key capabilities and features of AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series GPUs include:

– Award-Winning AMD RDNA 2 Architecture – Built on the 7nm manufacturing process, AMD RDNA 2 architecture offers an array of advanced features elevating professional graphics to new levels of performance and efficiency.

– High-speed GDDR6 memory – Up to 64GB of GDDR6 memory with up to 512 GB/s bandwidth provides ultra-fast transfer speeds to power data-intensive professional applications.

– AMD Infinity Cache – Up to 256MB (total) of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption.

– AMD Infinity Fabric – Provides a high-bandwidth, low latency, direct connection between the local AMD GPUs, enabling high speed GPU-to-GPU communications designed to satisfy today’s creative workloads.

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AMD's launches their Radeon Pro W6000X graphics cards for Apple's Mac Pro