Radeon Pro WX Graphics Cards Ship This Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 8 November 2016 at 07:44 AM EST. 2 Comments
On Monday AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have begun shipping.

These Polaris-based workstation-oriented graphics cards include the WX 4100 as the "world's fastest low-profile workstation GPU", the WX 5100 as the "fastest 75W TDP workstation GPU, the WX 7100 as "the world's fastest single-slot workstation GPU" and more. The WX4100 is the cheapest of the bunch with a $399 USD MSRP.

In the press release they do talk up open-source software support from the application/render side but no mention of their open-source driver stack. The Radeon Pro WX cards will be fully-supported by the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid stack while should also work fine with the open-source AMDGPU stack.
AMD is also committed to furthering open source software for professional content creators. Following news that later this year AMD plans to open source its powerful physically-based rendering engine, Radeon ProRender, the company recently announced that a future release of Maxon's Cinema 4D application for 3D modeling, animation and rendering will support Radeon ProRender. Radeon ProRender plugins are available today for many popular 3D content creation applications, including Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Maya®, and as beta plugins for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and Rhino®. Radeon ProRender works across Windows®, macOS and Linux®, and supports AMD GPUs, CPUs and APUs as well as those of other vendors.
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