AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Review: Powerful, Affordable Workstation Graphics

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AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200: Setup, Cryptography, And Image Processing

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 i7-7980XE 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 and 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.

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HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core i7 Powered
Hardware Used:
Intel Core i7-7980XE
(2.6GHz - 4.2GHz, 18-Core)
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 Pro
(Intel X299 Chipset)

NVIDIA Quadro P5000
NVIDIA Quadro P4000
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200

32GB Corsair DDR4-2666
Samsung SSD 860 Pro
Integrated Audio
Integrated Network
Relevant Software:
Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD Radeon Pro v18.q3.1
NVIDIA Quadro Drivers v411.63 ODE

Benchmarks Used:
SPECviewperf 13
LuxMark v3.1
Cinebench R15
SiSoft SANDRA 2018 SP2
VRMark
V-Ray

SiSoft SANDRA 2018 SP1
Cryptography And Image Processing OpenCL / CUDA Performance Tests
SANDRA's GPGPU Image Processing benchmark runs through an array of filters on its reference data and offers up an aggregate score, derived from a number of individual results. Its GPGPU Cryptography benchmark churns through an assortment of workloads, and presents individual results for overall bandwidth, AES256 encryption and decryption, and SHA2-256 hashing bandwidth. CUDA and OpenCL code paths are available in these tests; we used both on the NVIDIA-powered cards and OpenCL on the Radeon Pro WX cards.

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The Radeon Pro WX 8200's wide memory bus, relatively high memory bandwidth, and strong compute performance help it jump out to a big lead over all of the other cards we tested here. Even the Quadro P5000, which costs hundreds of dollars more than the Radeon Pro WX 8200, can't compete in this test.

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Image processing performance was also very good on the Radeon Pro WX 8200. Once again, we see the Radeon Pro WX 8200 jump out to a big lead over all of the other cards; it nearly doubled the performance of the next-step down in AMD's pro-graphics line-up, the WX 7100.

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