AMD Radeon Pro with Navi 21 GLXL GPU
Next-generation Radeon PRO has been caught on photo.
The preparation for a new Radeon PRO launch is at its final stage. A leak featuring a new generation of professional workstation Radeon Pro graphics cards featuring RDNA2 architecture has just surfaced. A mysterious new model has been pictured and the first photos were published over at Chiphell. It is probably worth noting that the even leaker is not sure which model he received, but it is confirmed that the card is 16GB, just as with the flagship Raden RX series.
One of the labels reveals that the card is the ‘Full Secure TT GLXL’ model. There have been leaks on Navi 21 GLXL before and this is without a doubt a next-generation model. What we do not know is how many Stream Processors this variant has.
The card is also the first blower-type Navi 2X graphics card from AMD, which is kept in dual-slot design, unlike AMD’s gaming RX6800XT/6900XT models. This certainly affects thermal performance and heat exchange capacity. A cut-down GPU with reduced clocks should fit under 250W of typical board power though.
In comparison to the Radeon RX series, there are clearly some changes to the PCB design of the PRO model, such as moved power connectors or MOSFETs, but it is clear that the capacitors behind the GPU are almost identical. This confirms that the graphics card uses Navi 21 GPU, just as the RX 6800 XT does:
AMD Raden PRO with RDNA2 architecture will compete against NVIDIA RTX Ampere series (former Quadro) which are now offered with up to 48GB of memory. NVIDIA is also preparing models with 24GB and 12GB models. It is unclear exactly which model this Radeon Pro GLXL variant would compete with. It is also unknown when AMD will officially release its new Radeon Pro series. The card that was pictured is still an engineering sample, not a final retail product, which implies new cards are still under development.