What you need to know
- AMD just announced the Radeon PRO W6400 graphics card.
- CAD designers, engineers, and office knowledge workers are the target audience of the new GPU.
- The Radeon PRO W6400 starts at $229 and is expected in Q1 2022.
AMD just expanded its Radeon PRO W6000 Series with the announcement of the Radeon PRO W6400 GPU. The graphics card is built for creators, enterprise workers, and business professionals and sits below the more powerful PRO W6000 Series GPUs that AMD launched last year. The Radeon PRO W6400 is a small form factor GPU which AMD compares to the NVIDIA T1000 and NVIDIA T600.
AMD took a Goldilocks approach when making the Radeon PRO W6400. The graphics card is meant to meet the demands of professional workers without focusing on getting the highest performance benchmarks possible. For example, AMD found that half of pro users only have a single display and that over a third have two displays. As such, the Radeon PRO W6400 is optimized for two displays or a single 8K display.
Here's how the Radeon PRO W6400 stacks up against some of AMD's other offerings from the Radeon PRO W6000 Series as well as similar cards from NVIDIA:
|GPU||Memory||Peak Performance||Display Outputs||Peak Power Consumption||Price|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6800||32GB||17.83 Teraflops||6||250W||$2,249|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6600||8GB||10.40 Teraflops||4||130W||$649|
|AMD Radeon PRO W6400||4GB||3.54 Teraflops||2||50W||$229|
|NVIDIA T1000||4GB||2.5 Teraflops||4||50W||$499|
|NVIDIA T600||4GB||1.7 Teraflops||4||40W||$249|
NVIDIA's T1000 and T600 have more display outputs, while AMD's Radeon PRO W6400 delivers higher peak performance. Professionals will likely lean toward AMD or NVIDIA's cards depending on specific workflow requirements.
The Radeon PRO W6400 is built on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture. It also utilizes AMD's Infinity Cache technology, which helps increase effective bandwidth. The Radeon PRO W6400 supports AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution as well. Windows 11 is supported by the GPU at launch.
The Radeon PRO W6400 is expected to start shipping in Q1 2022 (via GlobeNewsWire).
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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