AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Review: Affordable Navi For Workstations
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 - Cryptography, Image Processing, and LuxMark
How We Configured Our Test Systems: We tested the professional graphics cards in this article on an Intel X299-based motherboard powered by an Intel Core i9-9980XE 18-core processor and 32B of Corsair DDR4 RAM. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" or "optimal" default settings and disabled any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The memory's X.M.P. profile was enabled to ensure optimal memory performance (but CPU core enhancement was disabled), the solid state drive was formatted, and Windows 10 Professional x64 was installed. When the installation was complete, we fully updated the OS and installed all of the drivers, applications, and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.
Intel Core i9-9980XE
(3GHz - 4.4GHz, 18-Core)
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 Pro
(Intel X299 Chipset)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200
AMD Radeon Pro W5700
32GB Corsair DDR4-2666
Samsung SSD 960 Pro
Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD Radeon Pro v19.Q4
NVIDIA Quadro Drivers v441.12
SiSoft SANDRA 2018 SP2
The Radeon Pro W5700 outpaces the Quadro RTX 4000 in two of the three cryptography tests, but once again nothing touches the Vega-based Radeon Pro WX 8200 with its ultra-wide 2048-bit HBM2 memory interface and strong compute chops.
LuxMark is a cross-platform, OpenCL-accelerated 3D rendering benchmark. It's a tool based on the open source LuxRender physically-based spectral rendering engine, which accurately models the transportation of light and supports high dynamic range. LuxRender features a number of material types to allow rendering of photo-realistic and artistic scenes. LuxRender is free software, licensed under the GPL, that offers plugins for packages like Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.