Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled its latest workstation graphics cards: the AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200.
The Santa Clara, California-based company is targeting the visualization market, bringing the new graphics cards to the Siggraph 2018 Graphic conference in Vancouver, Canada this week.
"We invent professional products for reliability, innovation and performance," said Nick Pandher, director of workstation graphics at AMD, in a press conference. "There is a huge demand for visualization where work processes change."
Pandher claimed that the new cards could outperform the rival Nvidia Quadro P5000 and P4000 graphics cards in media and entertainment applications
He said that the maps can be used in the creation of high-end animations or virtual reality applications as well as traditional computer-aided design (CAD) applications. Tickets start at $ 1,000 and pre-orders will start on August 13th on Newegg.com.
"The new workstation add-in card (AIB) is aggressively positioned between Nvidia's high-end and mid-range AIBs," said Jon Peddie, an analyst at Jon Peddie Research, in an email. "It has two special features, rendering design and CPU and GPU raytracing."
AMD said visualization demand is increasing in markets such as media, manufacturing and architecture. The WX 8200 cards have 56 processing units with a capacity of up to 11 teraflops and support 8K displays. It supports eight gigabytes of high-bandwidth 2-storage. A number of software partners – from Autodesk to Adobe – have confirmed that their software works with the new maps.