Thursday, February 5th 2009

Sapphire Announces AMD FireStream 9270

Sapphire, the single largest add-in board partner for AMD, announced its FireStream 9270 GPGPU accelerator. Devices of this class exploit the general purpose computing capabilities of graphics processors, back them with a software architecture, and a programming environment to make for a dedicated number-crunching machine that holds rated computational power much higher than that of CPUs. Product lines in this class includes the AMD FireStream, that finds competition in NVIDIA's Tesla.

The appearance of the FireStream 9270 suggests it has been derived from the ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics accelerator, albeit different clock speeds, different drivers, four times the amount of memory, and connections. The core features 800 stream cores that churn out peak computational power of 1.2 TFLOPs (single precision floating-point) and 240 GFLOPs (double precision floating-point). The floating point format is in adherence to IEEE standards. It features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 850 MHz, with a peak bandwidth of 108.8 GB/s. The FireStream 9270 is backed by AMD's Stream 1.3 SDK that can be currently downloaded for free. It supports OpenCL in Microsoft Windows and Linux environments. The accelerator will be released by Sapphire towards the end of February, at a price of $1499. Additionally, AMD is teaming up with server-builder Aprius to release a 4U rack chassis system that holds as many as eight FireStream 9270 accelerators that churn out a theoretical max computational power of 9.6 TFLOPs.

Source: GPU Café
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16 Comments on Sapphire Announces AMD FireStream 9270

#1
Mega-Japan
Nice, I'd like to know more about this. But... why only 1 DVI connector? >.>
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#3
chaotic_uk
i like the black coloured cooler , i want one lol
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#4
tkpenalty
Very cheap considering its a workstation card...
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i'm curious how it compares to the tesla
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#6
r9
Any crysis benchmarks ? :roll::roll::roll::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#7
mechtech
by: chaotic_uk
i like the black coloured cooler , i want one lol
me 2!!!
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#8
eidairaman1
by: r9
Any crysis benchmarks ? :roll::roll::roll::laugh::laugh::laugh:
you would have to convert it into a radeon first, way the bios controls the shaders etc.
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#9
to6ko91
by: tkpenalty
Very cheap considering its a workstation card...
you call 1500 grand card cheap .... Whats your budget ??? Do you want to buy me a new gaming rig... Nothing too much just the top end specs :roll:
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#10
ShadowFold
by: to6ko91
you call 1500 grand card cheap .... Whats your budget ??? Do you want to buy me a new gaming rig... Nothing too much just the top end specs :roll:
..Compared to other workstation cards it actually is cheap. This is why newegg made a different area for workstation cards.. No one understands them!
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#11
RevengE
$1500.00 holy Crap that's alot of money. The black cooler is very sweet.
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by: spearman914
That price is OMG!!!
It features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 850 MHz

THAts why... i think a v card with all that i can pay for it :toast:
#13
Castiel
I wonder if you can use for gaming at all? Custom drivers?
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#14
btarunr
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by: chaotic_uk
i like the black coloured cooler , i want one lol
by: mechtech
me 2!!!
Buy the XFX HD 4870. It uses a black PCB.
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