AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Review: Affordable Navi For Workstations
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 - Our Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 performed well throughout of battery of tests, but some clear strengths (and weaknesses) emerged. The GPGPU image processing and cryptography tests showed the Radeon Pro W5700 trailing the previous-gen, Vega-based Radeon Pro WX 8200 and the Turing-based NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000. Things take a turn for the better with the OpenCL rendering tests, where the Radeon Pro W5700 remains competitive throughout, but in the graphics tests, the Radeon Pro W5700 was strong and led the pack more often than not. The Radeon Pro W5700 was the clear leader in most of the SPECviewperf tests and it led in 3DMark as well. In the VR-related benchmarks, the Radeon Pro W5700 outpaced the previous-gen Radeon Pro WX 8200, but the Quadro RTX 4000 finished out in front.
The AMD Radeon Pro W5700 is being launched today at a somewhat aggressive price-point of $799. At that price, the Radeon Pro W5700 undercuts both the Radeon Pro WX 8200 and the Quadro RTX 4000 by about 10% - 20%. The new GPU architecture powering the Radeon Pro W5700 makes it better suited to certain types of workloads, as our testing has shown, so it’s not likely to be appealing to creative professionals across the board. However, if your application use case happens to be one where the card shines, the Radeon Pro W5700 is a solid choice. For certain workloads, the Radeon Pro W5700 offers class-leading performance, in a quieter, more power-friendly, affordable package than its Vega-based predecessors.