AMD Radeon Pro W7900 Dual Slot Processor Receives $500 Price Drop at #Computex2024

AMD Radeon Pro W7900 Dual Slot Processor Receives $500 Price Drop at #Computex2024

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Last year, AMD launched the Radeon Pro W7900 graphics processing unit for 3-slot workstations based on the full Navi 31 (RDNA 3) architecture.

Today, at the Computex 2024 event, AMD once again introduces the Radeon Pro W7900, this time in a more compact dual-slot form factor known as the Radeon Pro W7900 Dual Slot (DS), and at a lower price than the MSRP.

The specifications of the W7900 DS remain identical to the previous version. The W7900 DS features 96 compute units (CUs) or 6144 stream processors (SPs) with a boost clock of up to 2.5 GHz and 192 AI accelerators.

The card supports 48GB of GDDR6 ECC memory with a 384-bit interface, producing a bandwidth of 864 GB/s. There are a total of four DisplayPort 2.1 outputs, including one mini DisplayPort.

AMD Radeon Pro W7900 Dual Slot Processor Receives $500 Price Drop at #Computex2024

Power requirements remain the same, with a total board power of 295 watts (TBP). The processor is expected to deliver single-precision TFLOPs, much lower than the 91 TFLOPs for Nvidia’s RTX 6000 Ada processor.

On the other hand, Nvidia has not officially specified the peak FP16 half-precision performance for the RTX 6000 Ada, but AMD claims 123 TFLOPs for the Radeon Pro W7900 DS.

AMD also demonstrates a relative performance benefit per dollar for the W7900 DS compared to the RTX 6000 Ada in enterprise workloads. It is also said that the flagship Navi 31 workstation offers a 38% better performance per dollar in the Llama3 70 billion Q4 LLM inference compared to the RTX 6000 Ada.

AMD Radeon Pro W7900 Dual Slot Processor Receives $500 Price Drop at #Computex2024

The W7900 DS device also receives a price reduction this time and will retail for $3499 for system refresh projects starting June 19, down from the original $3999, which is currently sold at $3663 on Amazon.

Additionally, ROCm, traditionally designed for AMD Instinct data center cards, is also officially supported on consumer Radeon VII and RX 7900 series graphics units, such as the RX 7900 XTX, alongside professional cards like the Radeon Pro V620, W6800, W7800, and W7900.

AMD is updating the ROCm software package for Radeon Pro to version 6.1, which now offers native support for Ubuntu 22.04.3 (Jammy Jellyfish) and via WSL 2 on Windows.

ROCm 6.1 also adds rocDecode support, allowing ROCm HIP to post-process decoded compressed video streams inside the GPU VRAM itself instead of constantly transferring the same across a PCIe link.

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