AMD is touting the fact that their WX Radeon Pro GPUs (with the literal new shade of blue) will be able to support 5K video in an official capacity. They’re hoping that the future-proofing and fair pricing for Polaris efficiency will appeal to a wide audience.
5K is the new 4K for AMD’s WX series
Professional cinema cameras do have sensors to record much higher resolutions than just 4K, though the full workload isn’t quite supported end-to-end by all hardware. AMD aims to fix that by allowing up to 5K footage to be officially supported. For all else above you’ll have to down-sample.
AMD has positioned their WX line of Radeon Pro GPUs towards creators of all levels of professional capacity. They’re aiming it particularly at the creation of VR and gaming content, with GPU accelerated tools specifically to enable stitching of VR video in an efficient manner on Polaris.
The WX 7100, 5100 and 4100 are all set to be available by the end of the month. The top-end WX 7100 will have 36 compute units, consume around 150W of power and push out 5.7TF of double-precision with a 8GB of GDDR5. The WX 5100 has 5.2TF of compute power with 8GB of GDDR5 while consuming only 75W of power. The WX 4100 will round out the low end with 2.5TF of compute power with 4GB of GDDR5 all in a low-profile package. All will support 5K resolutions and workloads. Coming soon to a professional workstation near you.