Rumor: AMD Radeon Pro W6800 video card for workstations gets 32GB GDDR6

The as yet unannounced AMD Radeon Pro W6800 video card may receive 32GB of GDDR6 memory. This is apparent from an entry in the UserBenchmark database. The workstation GPU is also expected to receive a Navi 21 GPU.

The UserBenchmark entry was spotted by Tom’s Hardware. That benchmark website mentions, among other things, that the video card would get 32GB of GDDR6 memory. It is not clear how much Infinity Cache the GPU has. The video card is also expected to receive a Navi 21 XL GPU, VideoCardz also writes. No concrete details are yet known about the chip used.

According to UserBenchmark, the GPU performs better than the Radeon RX 6800, but on average less well than the higher positioned RX 6800 XT. However, these results are still unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Recently, images of an alleged Radeon Pro video card with Navi 21 GPU on the Chinese forum Chishell. That video card shows great similarities with current Radeon Pro video cards from AMD. The video card seems to get a blue blower cooler. However, this video card would have 16GB of memory, VideoCardz wrote in April. It is therefore unclear whether this is the same GPU.

It is still unknown if and when AMD will announce its new RDNA 2 graphics cards for workstations. Earlier, support for GPUs with this architecture was added to macOS, with rumor going around that Apple would soon release a new Mac computer with Radeon Pro 6000 GPU. AMD CEO Lisa Su will give a keynote address at Computex in Taiwan on June 1. The company may be showing new workstation graphics cards on that date, though it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The AMD Radeon Pro W6800 listing. Image via UserBenchmark