Friday, February 20th 2015

AMD FirePro M5100 Powers Panasonic Toughbook CF-54

AMD today announced that Panasonic selected AMD FirePro M5100 mobile professional graphics to provide users on-the-move with quality, performance and innovation in a variety of work environments in the new Panasonic Toughbook CF-541. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 with AMD FirePro mobile professional graphics is designed to deliver outstanding graphics performance matched with world-class reliability for professionals in the automotive, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, mining and defense industries or for professionals that require a portable workstation solution designed for a semi-harsh indoor or outdoor environment.

Panasonic Toughbook is legendary for its ruggedness and is widely known for its reliability and durability, even in extreme operating conditions. The inclusion of AMD FirePro mobile professional graphics creates a bold new category for architects, project managers and engineers who demand the ultimate combination of durability, reliability and workstation-class performance with certified application support.
"At AMD, we are completely focused on driving our customer's success," said Karl Freund, general manager, Professional Graphics at AMD. "With the AMD FirePro M5100 GPU powering the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54, we can help deliver workstation-class performance in an industry-leading semi-rugged package that combines the best features of a desktop workstation for users on the go."

"Together AMD and Panasonic are offering customers a mobile workstation solution for professional rugged computing," said Jan Kaempfer, Marketing Director for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions of Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. "In a wide variety of environments, Panasonic Toughbook Laptop customers can depend on AMD FirePro professional graphics combined with robust driver and application support for even those most demanding projects."

The AMD FirePro M-series mobile professional graphics offers:
  • Award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture
  • Desktop-class workstation performance On-the-Go,
  • High-quality software drivers that are finely tuned to work optimally with leading workstation applications,
  • Intelligent Power Features offer unique power monitoring and management technologies to help deliver great battery life to mobile workstations:
    o AMD Enduro Technology switchable graphics mode allows AMD FirePro mobile professional graphics to optimize battery life based on workload requirements,
    o AMD PowerTune Technology intelligently monitors and manages the power draw to enable higher clock speeds, which helps provide improved performance, and,
    o AMD ZeroCore Power allows AMD FirePro GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.
For more information, visit the product page.
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9 Comments on AMD FirePro M5100 Powers Panasonic Toughbook CF-54

#2
Sony Xperia S
ZeDestructor
Can I have one with a Quadro instead?
No.

I guess this is the reason why Panasonic has always been one of the greatest brands for everything. :D
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#3
ZeDestructor
Sony Xperia S
No.

I guess this is the reason why Panasonic has always been one of the greatest brands for everything. :D
Well.. that makes it useless for me and my dual-booting Linux ways.....
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john_
ZeDestructor
Well.. that makes it useless for me and my dual-booting Linux ways.....
It also makes it useful for others.
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#5
R-T-B
Panasonic Toughbooks have always sucked in Linux support anyhow. Heck, the CF-29 used a weird PS/2 multiplexer and touchpad that made the mouse unusable under linux for nearly 10 years.
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#6
Sony Xperia S
R-T-B
Panasonic Toughbooks have always sucked in Linux support anyhow. Heck, the CF-29 used a weird PS/2 multiplexer and touchpad that made the mouse unusable under linux for nearly 10 years.
Good but if Linux is somehow not their priority, then you need to go elsewhere... :rolleyes:
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R-T-B
Sony Xperia S
Good but if Linux is somehow not their priority, then you need to go elsewhere... :rolleyes:
Their priority is mainly government contracts, tbh.

Not disagreeing with you, but that's how it is. Shame. We could use another awesome PC builder embracing Linux.
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#8
Sony Xperia S
R-T-B
Their priority is mainly government contracts, tbh.

Not disagreeing with you, but that's how it is. Shame. We could use another awesome PC builder embracing Linux.
I have no desire at all to embrace Linux as a customer. It is too complicated and difficult to work with for most people. Only few enthusiasts care about it for some reasons...
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R-T-B
Sony Xperia S
I have no desire at all to embrace Linux as a customer. It is too complicated and difficult to work with for most people. Only few enthusiasts care about it for some reasons...
It's excellent for certain tasks. I'm just all for drivers being written for more than one platform.
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