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Radeon Pro WX 4100 Review

Last month I bought Radeon Pro WX 4100 graphics card.

Not that I needed a gpu for professional tasks, but it seemed to be the best low profile single slot graphics card available at the moment.

I could not find any kind of reviews about this peculiar graphics card, so I am posting some pictures and benchmarks here.


This is the box, quite fancy.



In the box are the actual card and 4 of miniDP to DP converters.


A page from the manual


This must be the fanciest low profile card ever created.


Installed the card in my microserver. The following are some benchmarks that I have run.

This is the test computer : Xeon E3-1265L V2, Radeon WX4100 on Windows Server 2016 under VMware ESXi with 8GB RAM
And my desktop for comparison : i7-6700T, GTX1080 on Windows 7 on Windows 7 with 32GB RAM.

…doesn’t look like a good comparison but still it is enough to show the strong aspects of Radeon Pro anyway.

The first table is the result of GTX1080 and the second is of WX 4100




On creo Radeon WX struggled with tasks involving shaders because of the GTX1080’s general rendering power.
But on wireframe views Radeon WX beat GTX1080 by far.



On Siemens NX the gaming graphics card was no match for a professional graphics card. WX 4100 outperformed GTX1080 by multiple times of framerate.



On Solidworks similar to Creo using only the shaders favored GTX1080 but anytime when wireframe is involved WX4100 kept stable framerate but GTX1080 was hampered.

So this is about it for this review and please leave a comment should there be any questions. But please do remember the golden rule that you must NOT buy a professional card in any case if you are thinking of playing games.

Geforce vs Intel Graphics SPECviewperf benchmark

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This is a quick benchmark of mobile GPUs that I did recently with my new laptops. CPU performance is matched to i7-4700 and 8GB RAM is given for all tests. Looking at the results, it was quite surprising to find that the Intel HD 4600 performed on par with discrete graphics on many tests, and even superior when it came to SolidWorks and TcVis where it outperformed GTX860M. Especially in TcVis the Intel graphics pulled off more than double FPS compared to nvidia graphics. And it operated much cooler, keeping the fan at medium speed whereas using nvidia graphics caused the fan to roar like an engine. I suppose that the Intel graphics are more capable of handling floating point calculations than Geforce,  similar to how Quadros work. Sadly the Intel graphics threw an error and crashed on Catia tests and showed poor performance on Ensight tests, but speculating about the superior performance it showed on other tests, I think choosing Intel graphics can also be a good choice depending on the type of work you do. In addition, if you are using laptops with switchable graphics you might get rid of a big amount of heat caused by the discrete GPU.