chfilm

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Hey guys, I just noticed while scrolling through the tech specs again:

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/
from the Radeon Pro W5700X:
Support for up to six 4K displays, three 5K displays, or three Pro Display XDRs

while apparently the Vega II supports only two XDRs.
How is that even possible?
if true, the WX5700x starts to look even more like the best deal and the Vega II buyers like myself will end up with a real sour taste.
 

nicho

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Hey guys, I just noticed while scrolling through the tech specs again:

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/
from the Radeon Pro W5700X:
Support for up to six 4K displays, three 5K displays, or three Pro Display XDRs

while apparently the Vega II supports only two XDRs.
How is that even possible?
if true, the WX5700x starts to look even more like the best deal and the Vega II buyers like myself will end up with a real sour taste.

You can't double up on the W5700X though, right?

Vega II Duo has support for up to eight 4K displays, four 5K displays, or four Pro Display XDRs - that's one more than three.
 
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bsbeamer

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Did you just choose to glance over this for W5700X?

“Support for Display Stream Compression (DSC)”
 
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chfilm

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You can't double up on the W5700X though, right?

Vega II Duo has support for up to eight 4K displays, four 5K displays, or four Pro Display XDRs - that's one more than three.
The Vega II Duo, yes, but couldn’t you just put two W5700 and get support for up to 6 XDRs then?

@bsbeamer yea I saw that but didn’t know what it was. So it means the WX has a newer standard on board that makes it more capable already over the Vega?
 
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couldn’t you just put two W5700 and get support for up to 6 XDRs then?

I stand corrected, you can double up on the W5700X - or will be able to when it's available to order.

The W5700X is newer than the Vega cards.
 
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bsbeamer

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W5700 is a much a newer card that was JUST released for the non “X” version in late November 2019. Good luck finding one, they’re very hard to find in stock anywhere right now.

Look at the port configs on W5700 and you’ll see it is one of first GPUs to natively support USB-C onboard. Nice to see Apple embracing this GPU even if it delays shipping or purchases. After 6+ months waiting, many will wait to see pricing on this before configuring.

DSC is visually lossless compression, which aides in driving more displays/resolution in same bandwidth. It will be necessary for future 5K/6K/8K configs with multiple monitors. No clue if W5700X can support multiple 8K, but it’s within VESA spec.

Non X W5700:
https://www.amd.com/en/system/files?file=documents/radeon-w5700-datasheet.pdf
 
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chfilm

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W5700 is a much a newer card that was JUST released for the non “X” version in late November 2019. Good luck finding one, they’re very hard to find in stock anywhere right now.

Look at the port configs on W5700 and you’ll see it is one of first GPUs to natively support USB-C onboard. Nice to see Apple embracing this GPU even if it delays shipping or purchases. After 6+ months waiting, many will wait to see pricing on this before configuring.

DSC is visually lossless compression, which aides in driving more displays/resolution in same bandwidth. It will be necessary for future 5K/6K/8K configs with multiple monitors. No clue if W5700X can support multiple 8K, but it’s within VESA spec.

Non X W5700:
https://www.amd.com/en/system/files?file=documents/radeon-w5700-datasheet.pdf
Thanks for clarifying that. Well well well. I have a feeling I’m gonna regret my overpriced Vega II ;) sigh at least I got the infinity fabric for later upgradability.
 
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