AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200: The Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: The AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is an all-around strong performer, especially considering its price point. Its performance was strongest in the GPU compute and LuxMark tests, but the Radeon Pro WX 8200 also proved to be VR Ready and it bested the Quadro P4000 in the majority of the viewsets that comprise the SPECviewperf benchmark suite. The Radeon Pro WX 8200 also managed to pull ahead of the Quadro P5000 in a few spots, and save for a couple of big wins by the Quadro in SPECviewperf, the WX 8200 was competitive there as well. The Radeon’s power consumption was significantly higher than the Quadros’, however, though that higher power consumption didn’t translate into an overly noisy or obnoxious acoustic profile.
Back in the day, AMD's Radeon Pro WX 9100 hit the scene at nearly $2,000, packing a fully-loaded Vega-based GPU and 16GB of HBM2 memory. The new Radeon Pro WX 8200 sacrifices a few cores and half the memory, but its memory is actually faster and the card is priced at a much more approachable $999. The Quadro P4000 is currently being sold for about $750 and the P5000 commands $1,850 at the moment, give or take a few bucks. In light of the current pro-graphics landscape, AMD’s got a strong contender on its hand with the Radeon Pro WX 8200 – its faster than the P4000 overall, for only slightly more money, and it competes well with the P5000 for nearly half the price. AMD also offers the ability to easily switch between consumer and pro-graphics drivers, which offers another layer of flexibility for professionals that may need to test gaming workloads and need access to the latest game-ready drivers.
Content creators considering a professional GPU should absolutely look to the Radeon Pro WX 8200. It is a good value in the current landscape, especially if your use case leverages some of the development tools where the card's performance is particularly strong.