It seems the next generation of AMD Radeon Pro graphics card is getting ready to hit the market. A leaker has posted pictures of an undisclosed engineering sample of an AMD Radeon Pro workstation graphics card, showing what seems to be the first workstation card powered by the RDNA2 GPU architecture.
The photos that have been uploaded to the Chiphell forum (via @9550pro) show a reference design Radeon Pro graphics card in all of its blue and grey glory. We’re not sure which exact model is this, but it’s claimed to feature 16GB of memory which would match up with AMD’s high-end RX 6800-series consumer cards.
— HXL (@9550pro) April 8, 2021
According to the label on the back of the card, this Radeon Pro card features a “Full Secure TT GLXL” GPU, which reminds us of the previously mentioned Navi 21 GLXL. We can see some differences to the back of this card compared to the Radeon RX 6800 XT, including the location of some MOSFETs and power connectors. Most other components are similarly placed though, suggesting that this card is indeed powered by a Navi 21 GPU. Moreover, the photos also show that it will feature a 2-slot design and a blower-style cooler.
The next generation of AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards is expected to rival the Nvidia RTX A workstation series. For now, that only includes the RTX A6000 featuring 48GB of memory, but other models with less VRAM are expected to hit the market soon.
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KitGuru says: We could soon be seeing AMD competing with Nvidia in not just the consumer GPU space, but in the workstation segment too.