AMD Radeon Pro W5700 GPU Review


AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Power Consumption

For our power testing, we used AIDA64 to stress the Radeon Pro W5700, then HWiNFO, to monitor power use and temperatures.

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Power
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Power

After the stress test has ramped up the Radeon Pro W5700, we see it tops out at 268W under full load and 28W at idle. The Radeon Pro W5700 pulls power comparable to a higher-end RTX 2080. This is very similar to the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Cooling Performance

A key reason that we started this series was to answer the cooling question. Blower-style coolers have different capabilities than some of the large dual and triple fan gaming cards.

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Temperatures
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Temperatures

Temperatures for the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 ran at 77C under full loads and 35C at idle. Our tests show suitable temperatures for a GPU with a blower type cooler, and the Radeon Pro W5700 would do well in a server type installation.

Final Words

We found the Radeon Pro W5700 to fall where we would expect, generally between the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. As such, it offers an excellent option in that range for workstations.

There are a few caveats. First, the lack of CUDA support is a reality in the AMD GPU world. The industry is working to free itself of CUDA, but there are tests we cannot run on AMD GPUs because of this. Second, the performance is very workload-specific. In some applications, this card is a great performer. In others, it may not be the most cost-effective option. At just under $800, it does not compete with the big workstation GPUs such as the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, or even the NVIDIA Titan RTX.

It does not have ECC memory support as many of the higher-end GPUs support but it does have PCIe Gen4. There are some applications where that may be a big deal but it tends to impact larger GPUs more than GPUs in this class.

Overall, the Radeon Pro W5700 performs relatively well for its class but it is in a tough spot with competition below and above where both performance and features differentiate different options. Our suggestion, if you need a professional GPU for high dollar licensed software, reach out to your VAR or ISV to get a recommendation on the W5700. If you think this is the right performance and feature set, including certified drivers as part of AMD’s Pro offering, then the Radeon Pro W5700 can be a great option.


  1. “AMD intends for the Pro W5700 to compete somewhere between the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 and Quadro RTX 5000.”

    Where are the results of the Quadro RTX 4000?, did I overlook them?

  2. Does this card have so-called Navi reset bug? If you passthrough it to VM in hypervisor you won’t be able to reuse card after VM restarts. It was the case with 5500XT (Navi as well). While it’s ok with consumer card it’s big miss with workstation card IMHO. Previous cards (WX2100) work with pass-through perfectly fine.

  3. If the Arion benchmark requires CUDA for GPU, and CUDA is not available on the W5700,
    then how was the Arion benchmark run on the W5700 ?
    Maybe the Arion benchmark run measured Threadripper 3960x performance, not W5700 performance?


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