AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon Pro W7900 graphics card, featuring the cutting-edge RDNA 3 GPU architecture, has been recently spotted in Puget Bench. AMD is already in the works for the next iteration of its successful Radeon Pro W6000 series, and the flagship Radeon Pro W7900 is expected to pack a powerful punch. With its brand new RDNA 3 GPU architecture and the utilization of the Navi 31 GPU seen in the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT Gaming cards, the Radeon Pro W7900 is geared towards next-generation workstations, promising impressive performance for professional users.
While exact specifications are currently unknown, it is highly likely that the Radeon Pro W7900 will boast a substantial amount of VRAM. In the past, AMD has offered increased VRAM in its professional-grade cards, such as the Radeon Pro W6900X (an Apple-exclusive) and the Radeon Pro W6800, which doubled the VRAM to 32 GB compared to the consumer variants. If AMD follows a similar approach with the Radeon Pro W7000 series, we could see the flagship Radeon Pro W7900 Pro sporting up to 48 GB of memory. This would be on par with NVIDIA’s RTX 6000 Ada graphics card and AMD’s own Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which also boasts an impressive 48 GB of VRAM, matching NVIDIA’s top-tier RTX 4090 card with 24 GB of VRAM.
When it comes to the GPU configuration, it is possible that the AMD Radeon Pro W7900 graphics card could feature the complete Navi 31 GPU die, though it’s important to note that final specifications are subject to change until officially announced. The full Navi 31 GPU boasts an impressive 48 WGPs (Workgroup Processors), 96 CUs (Compute Units), and a total of 6144 cores. Additionally, there are 6 MCDs (Memory Cache Dies) that are expected to feature 16 MB of Infinity Cache per die, totaling 96 MB of Infinity Cache across a wide 384-bit bus interface. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these details are subject to change until AMD officially releases the Radeon Pro W7900’s specifications.
When comparing the performance of the AMD Radeon Pro W7900 graphics card with the NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada in the same benchmark, it appears that the NVIDIA option currently holds a slight edge of around 11% in terms of GPU score. However, it’s important to note that benchmark scores can change as more mature drivers are released for the Radeon Pro W7000 series. Additionally, AMD has been known to price their Pro lineup competitively, which means that even if there is a slight performance advantage for NVIDIA, the Radeon Pro could still offer better value for the price. It’s worth keeping an eye on further developments and official pricing announcements to make a more informed comparison between the two graphics cards.