AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Released for Design, AEC

SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 11, 2020 – AMD announced the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 workstation graphics card, delivering the performance and advanced features demanded by today’s design & manufacturing and architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) professionals. AMD also announced the AMD Radeon Pro W5500M GPU, designed and optimized to power next-generation, high-performance professional mobile workstations.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Graphics Card

Today’s design and engineering workforce pushes the boundaries of professional design applications. These increasingly mobile professionals often use multiple graphics-intensive applications simultaneously and require no-compromise performance to visualize, review and interact with their designs in real time.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics harness the high-performance, power-efficient AMD RDNA architecture, 7nm process technology, high-speed GDDR6 memory, high-bandwidth PCI Express 4.0 support and advanced software features. Expanding the AMD family of high-performance professional graphics products, they offer outstanding performance in real-world applications, rock-solid stability and superb energy efficiency. In addition, the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card delivers incredible multitasking performance even in demanding situations, such as allowing professionals to continue developing their designs while rendering a visualization in the background.

“Designers and engineers require a professional graphics solution that delivers the performance and efficiency to meet today’s unique challenges. Nothing is more stressful than a deadline, and AMD professional graphics keep performing when you need them most,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card delivers exceptional power efficiency and leadership performance for 2D and 3D design applications, enabling them to better visualize and interact with their designs in real time, explore new immersive workflows like virtual reality and maximize productivity.”

The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card and the Radeon Pro W5500M GPU transform how project teams collaborate by enabling immersive, real-time visualizations of design concepts to make quick and better informed decisions. Key capabilities and features include:

  • High-Performance AMD RDNA Architecture – Features a redesigned geometry engine and compute units, delivering up to 25 percent higher performance-per-clock than the previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture2.
  • Incredible Multitasking Performance – The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card delivers outstanding multitasking performance even in demanding situations, offering up to 10x better estimated application workflow performance than the competition in the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark under a multitasking load.3
  • Real-World Power Efficiency – The combination of the power efficient AMD RDNA architecture and Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise’s intelligent power management technology enable the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card to precisely scale to meet the power demands of professional applications. As a result, it consumes up to 32 percent less system power on average in SOLIDWORKS solid modeling workflows than the competition1.
  • Professional-Grade Software – Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise offers performance improvements in each release and is optimized for demanding 24/7 computing environments, with extensive OEM platform and ISV certification testing to deliver the quality professionals demand. The latest driver (20.Q1) achieves up to an estimated 15 percent faster geomean score in the SPECviewperf® 13 benchmark than version 19.Q1 from 20194.
  • AMD Remote Workstation5– Allows professionals to access their physical workstations from virtually anywhere with rich graphics experiences using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Compute Units TFLOPS
(FP32)
Maximum Power Consumption GDDR6 Memory Bandwidth Memory Interface Display Outputs (DisplayPort 1.4)
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 22 Up to 5.35 125W 8GB Up to
224 GB/s
128-bit 4 (drives four 4K displays or one 8K display at 60Hz)
AMD Radeon Pro W5500M 22 Up to 4.79 85W 4GB Up to
224 GB/s
128-bit 4

Availability

The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card is expected to be available from leading retailers beginning mid-February 2020, for an SEP of $399 USD. More information is available on AMD.com. The AMD Radeon Pro W5500M GPU is expected to be available in professional mobile workstations beginning in Spring 2020.

The AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card will be showcased in the AMD booth 208 at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, taking place February 10-12 in Nashville, TN.

About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD website.

1 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of January 21, 2020 on the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card and AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1 and the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card with the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U4 (441.66) driver, on a test system comprising an Intel Core i5-8400 CPU, 16 GB RAM, MSI Z370-A Pro motherboard with BIOS version 7B48v29 at default settings, 512 GB Intel 760p SSD, and Windows10 April 2018 Update running SOLIDWORKS 2020.
Power was measured using the average of second-by-second value readouts from a Kill-A-Watt P3 P4400 wattmeter over a 5-minute timespan spent in the AMD internal SOLIDWORKS 2020 solid modeling workflow test.
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 SOLIDWORKS 2020 solid modeling workflows system power consumption, averaged over 3 iterations: 56.86 watts.
NVIDIA Quadro P2200 SOLIDWORKS® 2020 solid modeling workflows system power consumption, averaged over 3 iterations: 75.17 watts.
Differential power consumption: (56.86 – 75.17)/56.86*100 = ~32.20% lower average SOLIDWORKS 2020 solid modeling workflows system power consumption.
Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-273

2 RDNA provides up to 1.25x higher performance per clock over GCN. Testing done by AMD performance labs 5/23/19, showing a geomean of 1.25x per/clock across 30 different games @ 4K Ultra, 4xAA settings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-327

3 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of January 21, 2020 on the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card and AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1 and the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card with the NVIDIA Quadro Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE) R440 U4 (441.66) driver, on a test system comprising an Intel Core i9-9900K, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming motherboard with BIOS version 0905 at default settings, 512 GB Intel 760p SSD, Windows10 October 2018 Update. Benchmark application and derived metric calculation: the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset was run with Autodesk 3ds Max 2019 rendering an AMD internal engine 3d model at 1920 x 1080 with continuous iterations using the Arnold CPU renderer to simulate the application workflow performance with multitasking. Calculated the performance when multitasking as a percentage then calculated the ratio between the two percentages.
AMD RADEON PRO W5500 RESULTS:
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset average test results score: 138.75 (est.)
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 with SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset test results score with Autodesk 3ds Max 2019 rendering an AMD internal engine 3d model at 1920 x 1080 with continuous iterations using the Arnold CPU renderer simultaneously average: 86.82 (est.)
Performance when multitasking: 100 + (86.82- 138.75)/138.75*100) = an estimated 62.57% of the workflow performance compared to the performance when not multitasking on the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card.
NVIDIA QUADRO P2200 RESULTS:
NVIDIA Quadro P2200 SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset average test results score: 139.76 (est.)
NVIDIA Quadro P2200 with SPECviewperf 13 benchmark sw-04 viewset test results score with Autodesk 3ds Max 2019 rendering an AMD internal engine 3d model at 1920 x 1080 with continuous iterations using the Arnold CPU renderer simultaneously average: 7.91 (est.)
Performance when multitasking: 100 + (7.91- 139.76)/139.76*100) = an estimated 5.66% of the workflow performance compared to the performance when not multitasking on the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card.
Difference in performance while multitasking between the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card and the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card (62.57/5.66)-1 = ~10.05x average better estimated application workflow performance for the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 graphics card.
Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RPW-274

4 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of January 2020, on a test system comprising of an Intel Xeon W-2125 4-core 4.50 GHz CPU, 32 GB RAM, Windows 10 for Workstations 64-bit October 2018 Update, System BIOS 1.11.1 at default settings, Radeon Pro WX 9100, AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1/AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1.
Benchmark Application: ran the SPECviewperf 13 benchmark and then calculated the geomean of all viewsets (higher is better).
AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1: 147.64 (est.).
AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1: 127.88 (est.).
Performance Differential: (147.64-127.88)/127.88*100 = ~15.45% better estimated performance with AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 20.Q1 on the Radeon Pro WX 9100 graphics card.
Scores are based on AMD internal lab measurements and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
RPS-118

5 Compatible with AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, WX 4100, WX 5100, WX 7100, WX 8200, WX 9100, W5700 and W5500 GPUs. Remote Workstation functionality requires AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver 18.Q4 or newer plus purchase and installation of Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. RPS-50

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