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AMD FirePro W9000 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Pictured, Design Precursor of HD 7990?

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  1. btarunr

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    At the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) 2012, the host unveiled its next flagship professional graphics card, the FirePro W9000. What makes the card particularly interesting is that it is dual-GPU, packing two Tahiti-derived GPUs, the same chips that go into making Radeon HD 7900 series. The FirePro W9000, is what many believe to be a professional variant of the Radeon HD 7990 "New Zealand" dual-GPU graphics card, which is facing delays for reasons unknown (actually, here's a possible reason).

    The W9000 packs a total of 6 GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 264.8 million pixels/s; 4 TFLOPs single-precision and 1 TFLOPs double-precision floating-point performance. The card design does away with lateral-flow cooler, and uses a triple-fan heatsink assembly that packs three 90 mm low-speed (low-noise) fans. A surprise here, is that the card draws power from [just] two 8-pin PCIe power connectors (it's probably using two low-voltage Tahiti chips). It's an established fact that FirePro products are merely variations of Radeon products with possibly higher build quality, and an expanded software feature-set.

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    Source: 4Gamer.net
     
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    ...which is true for the nVidia Quadro Series, too. 8)

    BTW: Is it FirePro W9000 or V9000? You used both terms in the post...
     
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    Double V?... I guess it stands for dual GPU.
    Oh, and the screen in the link shows a slide with W9000.
     
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    W=double V :D
     
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    W = double u actually :)
     
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    Maybe the guy naming things at ATI Markham is from neighbouring Quebec (double vé).
     
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    If only they will use a cooler like that in the 7990...
     
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    If there only was a HD7990 (?!)
     
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    Hmmmm, 7990 with linear GPU scaling, low power draw and for $850... IIiiii have a dream!!
     
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    That's not the throughput of a Dual-Tahiti GPU, that is the throughput of a single Tahiti GPU running at ~1Ghz or more (Tahiti at 925MHz gets about 3.8 TFLOPs single-precision). The card being held up there is clearly not the W9000 if those are the correct numbers. I think the speculation that he's actually holding a 7990 is probably correct.
     
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    Is it possible that the 4TFlop figure is referring to the processing power of each GPU, not both combined?
     
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    Looks like some very early proto. Don't be surprised if that cooler changes to single radial fan cooler, pcb is black and the memory on backside is cooled with backplate.
     
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    I guess you missed that big GPU that takes up 2/3 of the image that doesn't look like the one in the guy's hands? There's no way AMD is releasing a top-of-the-line professional GPU with HALF the possible performance capable from two GPUs. If you don't realize that, there's not much else I can say.
     
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    Eric Demers, the previous ATI CTO is from Quebec :D
     
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    I guess you missed the part where the floating point performance numbers are clearly labeled for "W9000", and the part where "W9000" is labeled on that card?

    http://www.4gamer.net/games/135/G013536/20120615004/screenshot.html?num=004
     
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    I'm not sure if you're intentionally trying to be this dense or if it just comes naturally, but WOW!

    Let me spell it out for you.

    Card shown in the slide: W9000
    Specs given in the slide: W9000, also clearly not the specs of a dual-GPU card
    Card in MP's hands: dual-GPU, NOT W9000
     
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    I've been waiting for a continuation of this discussion. LOL!
     
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    The fans on the dual gpu card clearly have FirePro labelled on them. The slide may well be a an early pictorial image of the card, not necessarily the final design variant.

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    I wouldn't take slides as gospel of a finished design and likewise, I wouldn't call folk dense because you are having a disagreement with them.

    The card in the slide is an image and means nothing. The card in the guys hands is clearly a dual gpu and a FirePro card. It could easily be the W9000
     
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    Interesting a single 7970 is capable of >900 Gflops double point precision
     

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