Tuesday, August 12th 2014

AMD Debuts Four New FirePro Professional Graphics Cards

AMD today at SIGGRAPH 2014 unveiled new additions to the next generation AMD FirePro professional graphics family -- all designed to provide exceptional application performance for the entry-level workstation user up to the ultra power user, backed by larger memory configurations, top to bottom 4K display support, increased compute performance, application certifications and rock-solid drivers.

AMD took command of professional graphics leadership earlier this year with the exciting introduction of its award winning AMD FirePro W9100 and AMD FirePro W8100 graphics. Now with the introduction of all new AMD FirePro professional graphics cards supported by AMD Graphics Core Next architecture -- AMD FirePro W2100, AMD FirePro W4100, AMD FirePro W5100, and AMD FirePro W7100 -- Computer Aided Design (CAD), video, animation, design and engineering professionals are empowered to work at exceptional levels of detail, speed, productivity, responsiveness and creativity.

"We're excited to unveil the new generation of AMD FirePro professional graphics with improved features to enable more workstation graphics performance and productivity at every level," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics at AMD. "This new generation of AMD FirePro graphics will help workstation manufacturers and channel providers to offer powerful, reliable solutions designed to improve application performance and increased productivity to help end users do more."

The next generation AMD FirePro workstation graphics family brings at least 2x more memory, multidisplay 4K leadership, high compute performance, next generation API support and PCIe 3.0 support:
  • With 16 GB GDDR5 memory and the ability to support up to six 4K displays, AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics is AMD's most advanced professional graphics solution available offering the ideal single-GPU solution for the next generation of ultrahigh-resolution visualization environments
  • AMD FirePro W8100 professional graphics feature 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and packs up to 4.2 TFLOPS of compute power to accelerate projects beyond just graphics
  • An engineering and Media & Entertainment multimedia powerhouse, the 8 GB AMD FirePro W7100 professional graphics is designed to boost performance and support for 4K content, including video playback, editing and transcoding
  • With 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and four display outputs on the AMD FirePro W5100 graphics, users can tackle complex models, assemblies, data sets and advanced visual effects with ease
  • In a class of its own, AMD FirePro W4100 graphics, including four-display support, is the ideal choice for users who need a performance boost to address their evolving workflows
  • Next generation professional graphics start with AMD FirePro W2100 graphics, delivering optimized and certified professional application performance that consumer graphics lack
"With the introduction of next generation AMD FirePro workstation graphics cards, Dell can offer its design and engineering customers outstanding graphics and multi-monitor performance, beneficial graphics memory and outstanding features to help improve their workflows -- whether they need an entry, mid-range or high-end graphics solution," said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Dell Precision workstations. "AMD's solid drivers and application certifications support Dell Precision Workstation customers with high performance, high quality workstations for their designs, models, animations and video productions."

"Offering an expanded choice of AMD FirePro professional graphics cards will help our customers increase their productivity for a variety of mission critical projects including computer aided design and content creation," said Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide Product Management, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. "We can rely on AMD FirePro to enable our workstation customers to deliver successful projects knowing that they're backed by the reliability and performance they demand."

In support of the new AMD FirePro professional graphics, AMD will participate in the following activities at SIGGRAPH 2014 in the Vancouver Convention Centre:
  • AMD FirePro family of professional graphics will be displayed in the AMD booth (#1023) from August 12 to 14
  • Also in the AMD exhibit booth, Solid Angle, a leading provider of rendering software for animation and visual effects, will offer a demonstration entitled "Exploring the Cutting Edge: An Arnold GPU Prototype"
  • AMD's graphics executive Richard Huddy will present "Mantle and the Next-Gen Renderers For AMD FirePro With Graphics Core Next" at the Exhibitor Tech Talks at SIGGRAPH 2014 on August 12 and 13
  • AMD will host "Monsters in the Orchestra: A Surround Computing VR Experience" in booth ET440 in the Emerging Technologies pavilion, Hall A from August 10 to 14
"Sapphire is proud to be able to offer the complete range of new AMD professional graphics products featuring a host of new features enabling workstation users with increased creativity and productivity," said Adrian Thompson, Corporate VP of Marketing for SAPPHIRE Technology, the Exclusive Global Distribution Partner for AMD FirePro graphics. "These new AMD FirePro professional graphics deliver workstation integrators and end users an exciting choice of performance levels for an extensive array of applications, all supported by certified drivers and powered by OpenCL."

The AMD FirePro W9100 and W8100 graphics are already available for purchase from numerous workstation providers, and the AMD FirePro W2100, W4100 and W5100 graphics will be available In September from AMD global distribution partner SAPPHIRE Technology and major workstation providers. AMD FirePro W7100 graphics will be available in Q4 2014.
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4 Comments on AMD Debuts Four New FirePro Professional Graphics Cards

#1
john_
So here it is, the first Tonga.
Wondering. The fact that 7100 is single slot does it gives us an idea about it's power efficiency compared to HD7950 that had the same number of Stream processors?
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btarunr
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by: john_
So here it is, the first Tonga.
Wondering. The fact that 7100 is single slot does it gives us an idea about it's power efficiency compared to HD7950 that had the same number of Stream processors?
Yes, W7100 is the R9 285. 1792 SP, 112 TMU, 32 ROP, 256-bit memory, high-ish clocks. It should perform as fast as HD 7950 Boost, at 2/3rd its power draw. It should be priced to compete with GTX 760.
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HumanSmoke
by: john_
So here it is, the first Tonga.
I hope not for AMD's sake. The W7100 is slated to launch in Q4...I'd hope the R9 285 arrives before then.
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john_
by: HumanSmoke
I hope not for AMD's sake. The W7100 is slated to launch in Q4...I'd hope the R9 285 arrives before then.
Latest rumors that could be based on about nothing, say that 285 will come in the end of this month and 285X in September.
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