Apple recently updated the Mac Pro with three new powerful graphics modules. AMD’s Radeon Pro W6800X, W6800X Duo, and W6900X cards offer a 50% improvement in performance. Following the release, the Cupertino tech released three new support documents with additional details about the new AMD Radeon Pro W6000 series MPX graphics modules.
The documents detail the different display setups that can be used with the GPUs and how to use AMD’s Infinity Fabric Link technology for increased performance and faster data transfer between the GPUs.
Apple shares additional details for Mac Pro’s new Radeon Pro W6000 graphics cards
The new graphics modules aim to deliver outstanding performance and incredible visual fidelity to power a broad variety of professional tasks and apps. This includes 3D rendering, 8K video compositing, color correction, and more.
The line-up includes the AMD Radeon PRO W6900X and AMD Radeon PRO W6800X GPUs. Users can also choose the AMD Radeon PRO W6800X Duo graphics card, a dual-GPU configuration that uses high-speed AMD Infinity Fabric interconnect technology to offer unmatched performance. As per Apple, the new modules offer 84% faster performance when running the rendering app Octane X and up to 23% faster performance when using the video editing app DaVinci Resolve on the Mac Pro.
One important detail from the support documents is that the Infinity Fabric Link bridge for Radeon Pro W6900X cards is not compatible with previous-generation Radeon Pro MPX Modules.
- Use the Radeon Pro W6800X MPX Module with your Mac Pro
- Use the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo MPX Module with your Mac Pro
- Use the Radeon Pro W6900X MPX Module with your Mac Pro
The support documents detail the many different display setups which can be used with the MPX Module on Mac Pro (2019). From information about the modules to guides on how to connect them to the display, these documents are helpful resources for consumers.
Available for the latest Mac Pro as a built-to-order upgrade option, The W6800X module is a $2,400 add-on, or $4,600 for two. On the other hand, the W6900X MPX is $5,600. The graphics modules can also be purchased on their own for consumers who own the latest Pro model.