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AMD Announces Key Updates to Its Radeon Pro Graphics Ecosystem

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At the recent IBC2017 in Amsterdam, AMD announced several key updates to its Radeon Pro graphics ecosystem including eGPU support for mobile workstations and powerful software collaborations with Adobe, Avid, The Foundry, and MAXON. Today's announcements are the latest in a series of key milestones in showcasing AMD's unprecedented momentum for its Radeon Graphics line this year.

AMD Now Offers Radeon Pro External Graphics (eGPU) Support for Mobile Workstations

  • AMD is introducing eGPU support for Radeon Pro WX Series graphics, giving professionals the power and flexibility they need to create wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.
  • Working together with Sonnet Technologies, compatible mobile workstation users can now harness more graphics horsepower for workstation class applications and compute use cases, overcoming the limitations of many standard integrated GPU offerings
  • Available today, the Radeon Pro WX 5100 ($499 USD SEP) and Radeon Pro WX 7100 ($799 USD SEP) are now compatible with Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Box.

Unprecedented Momentum for Radeon Pro Graphics

  • Unveiled this summer at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, Radeon Pro WX 9100 and Radeon Pro SSG professional graphics cards are now shipping to AMD customers for planned availability through pro graphics distributor and systems partners starting at the end of this quarter.
  • The Radeon Pro Vega card will be available in Apple's new iMac Pro later this year. The Radeon Pro Vega card is powered by our most advanced GPU, providing users with exceptional performance and power saving technologies on what Apple describes as the most powerful Mac ever made.

Radeon Pro Solutions are Ready for Today's Most Demanding Professional Workflows with New Software Collaborations

AMD is also introducing new updates and integrations for top professional applications, disrupting the market with cost-sensitive solutions for the professional M&E community, including:

  • The latest version of Cinema 4D from MAXON is now available for purchase and shipping. With its native integration of Radeon ProRender, Release 19 is the first major application to integrate cross-platform GPU rendering based on OpenCL open standard, offering a fast, easy, stable and streamlined workflow designed to serve individuals and large studio environments.
  • Users can now get access to AE integration of C4D R19 that will allow them to be able to use Radeon ProRender ray-traced GPU renderer from within After Effects.
  • The Foundry's Nuke 11 and Avid Media Composer 8.9 have implemented OpenCL programming techniques to improve performance of effects rendering. AMD's engineering team played an important role in the OpenCL development effort, giving modern AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro graphics cards fantastic performance in these applications.

For more information, please check out the following blogs on eGPU support, Radeon Pro Graphics' momentum, and new software updates and integrations.

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