AMD announces new US$700 Radeon Pro W6600X MPX GPU for Mac Pro
We just saw Apple announcing its new top-end M1 Ultra SoC for the Mac Studio and the upcoming Mac Pro, but that hasn't AMD stopped AMD from releasing a new GPU for the current Intel-based Mac Pro offering. AMD, today, announced a new entrant to the Radeon Pro W6000X series for the Mac Pro. The new Radeon Pro W6600X is an entry-level offering that completes the W6000X family.
The new Radeon Pro W6600X is offered as an MPX (Mac Pro eXpansion) module and is based on the RDNA 2 architecture. The card offers 8 GB of GDDR6 128-bit memory with a bandwidth of 256 GB/s along with 32 MB of Infinity Cache on the GPU die for reduced latency. The GPU can power up to four 4K displays, a single 5K display, or two 6K Pro Display XDRs.
The W6600X features 2,048 stream processors (SPs) in 32 compute units (CUs) with a peak engine clock of 2,479 MHz. According to AMD, the Radeon Pro W6600X offers up to 9.8 TFLOPs of peak single precision FP32 performance and up to 19.6 TFLOPs of peak half precision (FP16) performance. The GPU also offers 8K video compositing and HDR support for professional workflows with the Mac Pro.
AMD has not announced the pricing of the Radeon Pro W6600X in its press release, but it comes to US$700 when checked in the Apple configuration page for the Mac Pro.
Apart from the new Radeon Pro W6600X, the AMD Radeon Pro W6000X series for the Mac Pro also includes other high-end options such as the Radeon Pro W6900X, Radeon Pro W6800X, and Radeon Pro W6800X Duo.
AMD Press Release