While Apple launched its new Mac Studio with its own CPU and GPU combo i.e. with M1 Max and M1 Ultra, the next day, it has partnered with AMD to make a new GPU option available to the Mac Pro. The new GPU option that Mac Pro buyers can configure with is the RDNA2 based Radeon PRO W6600X.
According to AMD, the Radeon PRO W6600X delivers an outstanding combination of image quality and exceptional performance, helping enable design and content creation professionals to achieve amazing levels of productivity and creativity.
As you see in the specs, this Radeon PRO W6600X delivers up to 9.8TFlops of compute performance and a max bandwidth of 256GB/s while featuring 32 Compute Units along with 2048 Stream Processors. The GPU comes with 8GB GDDR6 memory and has a peak boost clocks of up to 2479MHz across its 128-bit architecture.
So, this is a new entry-level GPU option for those who want to configure in their new Mac Pro. Some of the key capabilities and features of AMD Radeon PRO W6600X GPU include:
- High-speed GDDR6 memory – Up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory with up to 256 GB/s bandwidth provides ultra-fast transfer speeds to power data-intensive professional applications.
- AMD Infinity Cache – 32MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption to enable higher performance than traditional architectural designs.
- Visual Excellence – With 8K processing and HDR support, the AMD Radeon PRO W6600X GPU enables amazing levels of creativity by enhancing video compositing and editing for professional workflows.
In addition to the new AMD Radeon PRO W6600X GPUs, Mac Pro Users can also select from several other powerful AMD GPUs to power an extensive range of professional workloads, including the previously announced AMD Radeon PRO W6900X, AMD Radeon PRO W6800X and AMD Radeon PRO W6800X Duo GPUs.