The new AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is supposed to deliver the best GPU workstation performance below 1,000. On closer inspection, the new card is very similar to an AMD Vega 56 gaming graphics card, but without the certified Radeon Pro driver and ECC support. Our internal tests one year ago have already confirmed that this card can be very fast.
AMDs Radeon Pro WX 8200
In fact, the WX8200 seems to be equipped with a slightly faster clocked HBM memory (8GB with approx. 975 MHz) than a conventional Vega 56, which in our experience has a particular effect on effect performance in video editing. However, here too the video memory is connected with only two channels, as was previously the case with all Vega models from AMD. First the coming Vega 7nm cards will work four-channel, from which we expect drastic leaps in performance under Resolve or Premiere. However, the first 7nm cards will only be available as AI accelerators at the end of this year for a significant surcharge.
The AMD Radeon Pro WX9100, on the other hand, is more like a Vega 64 and is equipped with 16 GB HBM memory. However, it still costs over 2,000 dollars. Almost the same technology of the WX9100 is still available as AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition with 16 GB since its introduction a year ago for about 1000 Euro. And this card can even be used with Radeon Pro drivers.