The latest Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver also adds support for the latest Radeon™ Pro graphics cards, the Radeon™ Pro Duo (“Polaris”), Radeon™ Pro WX 3100, and Radeon™ Pro WX 2100.

With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, AMD is continuing its commitment to giving enterprises the stability, performance, and feature improvements their users need with a new Enterprise Driver release every quarter. Today’s Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 builds on the release of the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 by focusing on power efficiency and more performance improvements in leading professional applications.

Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Today’s responsible corporations are always looking for ways to go green and minimize their environmental impact. Reducing the power consumption of the IT equipment used by their employees can significantly contribute to an enterprise’s sustainability efforts, and the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 has substantial power efficiency gains over the 17.Q2 driver1.

With the 17.Q3 driver, enterprise users with a Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 in their workstation can expect to see up to 20% lower power consumption2, up to 10% lower GPU temperature3, and up to 5% lower average fan speed4. This all adds up to power efficiency gains that will noticeably reduce a user’s carbon footprint.

Improved Performance in Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, SPECapc Siemens NX, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, enterprise professionals can expect to see some noteworthy performance improvements in leading professional applications. When tested in Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Maya® using the Radeon™ ProRender plug-in, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 5% rendering performance improvement using the 17.Q3 driver when compared to the 17.Q2 driver5,6. When tested with the SPECapc® Siemens® NX 10 benchmark, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 7% faster Siemens® NX 10 performance with the 17.Q3 driver versus the 17.Q2 driver7 and up to 9% faster performance in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 2017 GPU acceleration8.

Certifications and Unprecedented Driver Quality

Radeon™ Pro Software is certified on the leading workstation applications professionals use, including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Dassault CATIA®, Siemens® NX, Adobe® Premiere®, Avid® Media Composer®, Autodesk® Maya® and many more. To meet the demanding needs of enterprise users, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Drivers are rigorously tested to deliver unprecedented stability, quality, and reliability. They undergo 2x more OEM platform testing, 3x more ISV certification testing, and 1.5x more stress testing than our legacy AMD FirePro™ drivers9.

Meeting Enterprise Needs

In addition to the power efficiency and performance improvements detailed above, the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 continues to meet enterprise needs with features like Radeon™ Pro ReLive to capture and record professional workflows, AMD LiquidVR™ technology10 for advanced VR design visualization using game engine integration, and Radeon™ Pro Software’s Prioritized Enterprise Support program11 and 24/7 Radeon™ Pro support12.

You can download the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 here.

Compatible with: Radeon™ Pro WX series, Radeon™ Pro Duo series, and AMD FirePro™ W series products

Supports: Windows® 7/10, Linux®

SPEC® and the benchmarks name SPECapc® and SPECviewperf® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For more information about SPECapc®, see https://www.spec.org/gwpg/apc.static/sw2015info.html. For more information about SPECviewperf® see https://www.spec.org/gwpg/gpc.static/vp12info.html.

Alexander Blake-Davies, Software Product Marketing Specialist for Professional Graphics at AMD’s Radeon Technology Group. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third-party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. Use of third party names or marks is for informational purposes only and no endorsement of or by AMD is intended or implied.

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  1. Data based on the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 when tested with the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2.1. The same data applies for the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 because the 17.Q3 driver has the same power efficiency as the 17.Q2.1 driver as they are both 17.10-based drivers, and there have been no changes to the power coding in the 17.Q3 driver release.
  2. With the 17.Q2.1 driver, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 saves up to 20% on power consumption than the 17.Q1 driver. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 15th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-2698V4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Win7 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, graphics drivers 17.Q1/17.Q2.1, and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Direct GPU power measurement during SPECapc® SOLIDWORKS® 2015 FSAA run. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q1 average power: 30.74 W. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q2.1 average power: 24.74 W. Differential in power: (30.75-24.74)/30.75 = ~19.52% less power consumption than the 17.Q1 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of latest drivers. RPW-82
  3. With the 17.Q2.1 driver, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 10% lower GPU temperature than the 17.Q1 driver. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 15th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-2698V4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Win7 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, graphics drivers 17.Q1/17.Q2.1, and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Direct GPU temperature measurement during SPECapc® SOLIDWORKS® 2015 FSAA run. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q1 average temperature: 67.41 °C. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q2.1 average temperature: 60.66 °C. Differential in temperature: (67.41-60.66)/67.41 = ~10.01% lower GPU temperature than the 17.Q1 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of latest drivers. RPW-83
  4. With the 17.Q2.1 driver, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 5% lower average fan speed on GPU than the 17.Q1 driver. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 15th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-2698V4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Win7 64-bit, AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, graphics drivers 17.Q1/17.Q2.1, and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Application: Direct fan speed measurement during SPECapc® SOLIDWORKS® 2015 FSAA run. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q1 average fan speed: 1196.48 rpm. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with 17.Q2.1 average fan speed: 1142.79 rpm. Differential in power: (1196.48-1142.79)/1196.48 = ~4.50% lower average fan speed than the 17.Q1 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of latest drivers. RPW-84
  5. With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 5% faster rendering performance than with the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 in Autodesk® 3ds Max® Radeon™ ProRender. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 20th, 2017 on a test system comprising of an Intel E5-2698 v4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 64-bit, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q1, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Autodesk® 3ds Max® Radeon™ ProRender GPU rendering plug-in. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 Helmet scene render time: 74 secs. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 Helmet scene render time: 70 secs. Performance Differential: (74-70)/74 = ~5.41% faster performance on the 17.Q3 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPW-176
  6. With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 5% faster rendering performance than with the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 in Autodesk® Maya® Radeon™ ProRender. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 20th, 2017 on a test system comprising of an Intel E5-2698 v4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 64-bit, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Autodesk® Maya® Radeon™ ProRender GPU rendering plug-in. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 Helmet scene render time: 57 secs. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 Helmet scene render time: 54 secs. Performance Differential: (57-54)/57 = ~5.26% faster performance on the 17.Q3 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPW-175
  7. With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 7% faster performance in SPECapc® Siemens® NX 10 than with the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 20th, 2017 on a test system comprising of an Intel E5-2698 v4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 7 64-bit, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: SPECapc® Siemens® NX 10. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 graphics composite: 3.58. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 graphics composite: 3.35. Differential in power: (3.58-3.35)/3.35 = ~6.87% higher score on the 17.Q3 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPW-173
  8. With the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3, the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 delivers up to 9% faster performance than with the Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 2017 GPU acceleration. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 20th, 2017 on a test system comprising of an Intel E5-2698 v4 2.20 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 64-bit, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2, Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 2017 GPU acceleration. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q2 GPU effects render time: 18.50 mins. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 with Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3 GPU effects render time: 16.88 mins. Performance Differential: (18.50-16.88)/18.50 = ~8.76% faster render time on the 17.Q3 driver. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPW-174
  9. 2016 AMD internal data, testing of Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Drivers compared to AMD FirePro™ drivers.
  10. AMD LiquidVR™ technology is only supported by Radeon™ VR Ready Creator and Radeon™ VR Ready Premium hardware. Learn more at www.amd.com/vrready.
  11. AMD will work with ISV & OEM partners to prioritize engineering support for Enterprise users.
  12. 24/7 support is only guaranteed in English, and is as follows by region:
    North America: English 24/7.
    United Kingdom: English 24/7.
    France: French Mon-Fri 11 A.M.- 6 P.M., English on off-hours.
    Germany: German Mon-Fri 11 A.M.- 6 P.M., English on off-hours.
    China: Chinese Mon - Fri 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. Asia CST., English on off-hours.
    India: English 24/7.
    Japan: Japanese Mon - Fri 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. Asia CST., English on off-hours.