AMD recently announced the availability of new AMD Radeon PRO W6000X series GPUs for Mac Pro, including Radeon PRO W6800X and Radeon PRO W6900X GPUs, as well as the Radeon PRO W6800X Duo graphics card, a dual-GPU configuration that leverages high-speed AMD Infinity Fabric interconnect technology to deliver up to 30.2 (FP32) teraflops of computing performance.
These exclusive GPUs to Mac Pros goes to show AMD’s deep partnership with Apple and thanks to the high-performance, energy-efficient AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, AMD is continuing its graphics momentum. Also, these GPUs comes with AMD Infinity Cache and other advanced technologies to power demanding professional design and content creation workloads.
According to AMD, 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, colour correction and more.
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 computing performance.
|Model||Compute Units||Stream Processors||Memory Interface||FP32 TFLOPS||Infinity Cache||Total Graphics Power||GDDR6|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6900X||80||5120||256-bit||Up to 22||128MB||300W||32GB|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6800X||60||3840||256-bit||Up to 16.0||128MB||300W||32GB|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6800X Duo||120 (total)||7680 (total)||256-bit (per GPU)||Up to 30.2||256MB(total)||400W||64GB (total)|
“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 6000X 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.
If you go to Apple Store to configure the Mac Pro, you have to pay $2400 more for the AMD Radeon PRO W6800X and $5200 for two of them. Whereas you have to pay $5600 to get the AMD Radeon PRO W6900X and get two of them you have to pay an astounding $11,600 of money.
Whereas the better option here looks to be the AMD Radeon PRO W6800X Duo which should cost $4600 more and if you need two of them with a total memory of 128GB GDDR6 memory, then you have to pay $9600, looks like a fair deal for a humongous increase in graphics performance.