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Apple is offering Radeon Pro W6000 graphics modules upgrades for the Mac Pro

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Aug 2021, 9:40am

Apple is offering Radeon Pro W6000 graphics modules upgrades for its Mac Pro

The Radeon Pro W6900X and W6800X. (Image source: Apple)

Breath new life into your Mac Pro with Apple's new Radeon Pro W6000 series graphics card modules.

The Mac Pro supports up to two MPX graphics modules and with these new upgrades, can get deliver up to 60 teraflops of graphics performance.

Here's a quick overview of the new modules and their performance.

New Mac Pro graphics modules
Model Single precision performance Half precision performance Price
Radeon Pro W6800X Up to 16 teraflops Up to 32 teraflops S$4,200
Radeon Pro W6800X Duo Up to 30.2 teraflops Up to 60.4 teraflops S$7,500
Radeon Pro W6900X Up to 22.2 teraflops Up to 44.4 teraflops S$9,000

In case you were wondering, the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo is really two GPUs crammed into a single module – hence the high performance. However, these are just theoretical figures, actual performance might vary depending on how efficiently your application can take advantage of multi-GPU graphics modules. This also partly explains the Radeon Pro W6900X's higher price. 

The Radeon Pro W6800X Duo. (Image source: Apple)

Each graphics module also adds four Thunderbolt 3 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port to the Mac Pro.

These new graphics modules will replace the old Vega II MPX modules and will be offered as order options for new Mac Pro orders as well as upgrade kits for existing Mac Pro owners.

The Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo will no longer be offered as order options but they can still be purchased as upgrade kits.

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