RDNA2 For Workstation: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 & W6800 Review

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by Rob Williams on November 23, 2021 in Graphics & Displays

AMD has so far released two Radeon Pro models built around its RDNA2 architecture – W6600 and W6800 – and compared to the previous-gen, there’s a lot of improvement. In addition to faster performance in general, we see additions like hardware RT, as well as support for resizable BAR and variable rate shading. Let’s see how both cards fare in our gauntlet of tests.

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Sandra Cryptography (High) GPU Performance (AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and W6600)

Image Processing

Sandra Image Processing GPU Performance (AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and W6600)


Sandra Financial (FP32 Single-Precision) GPU Performance (AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and W6600)


Sandra Scientific (FP32 Single-Precision) GPU Performance (AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and W6600)

Memory Bandwidth

Sandra GPU Memory Bandwidth (AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and W6600)

Interestingly, most of these specific GPU computing tests scale similarly, with the exception being with the memory bandwidth test. In the pure performance standpoint, NVIDIA’s gaming-focused GeForce RTX 3090 keeps itself pegged to the top of every single chart here.

Compared to some of the tests we conduct, Sandra is about as neutral as it gets, utilizing any hardware’s capabilities to show what’s possible with proper optimization. We’d love to see AMD’s Radeon Pro W6800 place higher in these charts, but as mentioned earlier, the W6800 isn’t AMD’s highest-performing SKU – so hopefully we’ll be seeing a W6900 in the future, to help spice things up more. That said, it wouldn’t be hard to picture where it’d place, given the performance we see from the RX 6900 XT.

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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