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

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200: LuxMark, V-Ray, And Cinebench

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.

LuxMark v3.1
OpenCL Benchmark
The Quadro P4000's faster memory allow it to pull ahead of the Quadro P5000 here, but none of the cards came close to catching the Radeon Pro WX 8200. Plenty of memory bandwidth and strong compute performance propel the Radeon Pro WX 8200 into the lead once again.

V-Ray Benchmark
GPU Rendering Performance
The V-Ray Benchmark offers both CPU and GPU rendering modes. Previous versions leveraged NVIDIA CUDA, but the latest edition of the benchmark uses CUDA or OpenCL on GPUs and is compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

The Radeon Pro WX 8200 was markedly faster than the Radeon Pro WX 7100 in the V-Ray GPU rendering benchmark, but neither AMD-powered card came close to the catching the Quadros.

Cinebench R15
OpenGL Benchmark
Cinebench R15’s OpenGL benchmark uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase (created by renderbaron) to measure a GPU’s performance. The benchmark employs a large amount of geometry (nearly 1 million polygons) and textures, and features a variety of effects, such as bump maps, transparency, and complex lighting. Scores in this test are reported in frames per second...

Due to its age, Cinebench's OpenGL benchmarks is a relatively light-duty test the doesn't significantly tax modern, high-end GPUs. Even still, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 drops in well behind the Quadro cards, including the lower-priced P4000.

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