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AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Professional Graphics Card Review

Rating: 9.0.

AMD’s processors have made a big comeback in the professional market, but its most recent workstation graphics haven’t met with the same fanfare. The Vega-based Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition and WX 9100 are capable 3D accelerators, but the former is a limited edition, and the latter a £1,500 high-end card in the same price range as the NVIDIA Quadro P5000. The Vega range didn’t offer anything hugely competitive below £1,000 for professionals. That’s all set to change with the AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200.

The WX 8200 isn’t just sub-£1,000, it’s sub-$1,000, although these days there’s not so much difference between the two currencies. Nevertheless, the WX 8200 should undercut the NVIDIA Quadro P4000 in price, perhaps by as much as £100. Yet it’s not so far behind the much more expensive WX 9100. Where the latter has 4,096 Stream Processors, the WX 8200 still has a very healthy 3,584. The innovative HBM2 memory is still used, but you only get 8GB instead of the 16GB of the WX 9100.


In other words, you’re getting around 88 per cent the GPU power and half the memory for around half the price. Since applications that need more than 8GB frame buffer are still quite specialised, this seems like a great deal.

AMD might not have the grunt in the Vega to compete with the top-end graphics from NVIDIA, but it could well have a very competitive affordable workstation option in the Radeon Pro WX 8200. In this review, we will thoroughly test it against its main current NVIDIA competition – the Quadro P4000, P5000 and P6000.

GPU AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200
AMD Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
Compute Units
56 64 64
GPU Cores  3,584 4,096  4,096
GPU Architecture / Variant Vega 10 / Vega 10 XT Vega 10 / Vega 10 XT AIR Vega 10 / Vega 10 XT
Base Clock 1,200 MHz 1,384 MHz  1,200 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1,530 MHz 1,600 MHz  1,500 MHz
Total Video memory 8 GB HBM2 16 GB HBM2 16 GB HBM2
Memory Clock (Effective)
1,000 (2,000) MHz 945 (1,890) MHz  945 (1,890) MHz
Memory Bandwidth  512 GB/sec  484 GB/sec 484 GB/sec
Bus Width  2,048-bit 2,048-bit   2,048-bit
Manufacturing Process 14nm  14nm 14nm
TDP  230 W 300 W 230 W
Display Outputs 4 x Mini-DisplayPort 1.4 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0 6 x Mini-DisplayPort 1.4
Display Resolution
4 @ 1920×1080
4 @ 3840×2160
3 @ 5120×2880
1 @ 7680×4320
(all at 60Hz)
4 @ 1920×1080
4 @ 3840×2160
3 @ 5120×2880
1 @ 7680×4320
(all at 60Hz)
6 @ 1920×1080
6 @ 3840×2160
3 @ 5120×2880
1 @ 7680×4320
(all at 60Hz)
Software API Support DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1 DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1 DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Estimated Retail Price: £762.93 (inc. VAT)

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