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AMD Launches the FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card for Deployment in Data Centers

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AMD today announced the arrival of the AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card, a flexible, manageable solution designed and engineered to power remote 3D-graphics workflows and full computing experiences over IP networks. The energy-, space- and cost-efficient AMD FirePro R5000 is the ideal solution for IT managers operating in data center environments where limited space, power budgets and cooling costs pose a constant challenge.

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Guys, when can we expect a review and a comparison test with nVidia's Quadro? Cheers?
 

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Guys, when can we expect a review and a comparison test with nVidia's Quadro? Cheers?
How would you expect a review? I've never seen a workstation/professional GPU review on TPU.
 
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Hmm?? Why not??
 

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...because the cards cost several times more than consumer cards and the market for them is small? 99.9% of the people at TPU probably will never need one. That's not how you properly target articles to your audience.
 
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99.9% of the people at TPU probably will never need one. That's not how you properly target articles to your audience.
Then why give news about it?
 
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...because the cards cost several times more than consumer cards and the market for them is small? 99.9% of the people at TPU probably will never need one. That's not how you properly target articles to your audience.
That's the most bollocks comment I've read in years.

I actually pretty need some for our office, since our old Quadros from 2004 are getting old. Always so hard to find a quality review of those type of cards...:ohwell:

P.S. Market is small?? LOL:laugh:
 

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That's the most bollocks comment I've read in years.

I actually pretty need some for our office, since our old Quadros from 2004 are getting old. Always so hard to find a quality review of those type of cards...:ohwell:

P.S. Market is small?? LOL:laugh:
Oh look one person. Are you more than 1% of the tpu readers?

It would be neat if wiz reviewed these things too, but that would completely change the scope of the site. So i'm guessing it will not happen anytime soon.

BTW, doesnt Anandtech review these things from time to time? They do workstations.
 
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It would be neat if wiz reviewed these things too, but that would completely change the scope of the site.
What scope is that?, I'm not clear...
 

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This will need a completely new set of benchmarks compared to just games in order to test it, something I think will take quite a long time to build up.
 

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Then why give news about it?
News doesn't cost (much) money, therefore you're not at a (large) loss. You have to acquire the video card to review it and I'm willing to bet that AMD is a little less forth coming when it comes to giving up these cards for free and I'm sure W1zz doesn't want to invest in the money to buy these cards retail.
 
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Oh look one person. Are you more than 1% of the tpu readers?
I would be interested also.

And you can't just say that no one would bother looking with such reviews on TPU...currently that's the case but it's because there are no reviews.

A real indication would be to make a review and see how much traffic it generates. There are a lot of people who aren't registered here but still come to check the reviews.
 
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While interested, this particular card represents a much larger review than a handful of benchmarks. People will want metrics on high-end configurations (remote 1920x1200 x 4), comparison to the previous product (dual RG220), competing solutions (Quadro+Tera2 Host), etc.
 

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While interested, this particular card represents a much larger review than a handful of benchmarks. People will want metrics on high-end configurations (remote 1920x1200 x 4), comparison to the previous product (dual RG220), competing solutions (Quadro+Tera2 Host), etc.
+1: Yup yup, which in turns means it will be a more expensive review and if it doesn't generate more traffic than your typical review then it's a waste of money from a financial standpoint.

Edit: Does anyone know how that RJ-45 port on this card works? It doesn't just show up as a network adapter, does it?
 
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That's the most bollocks comment I've read in years.

I actually pretty need some for our office, since our old Quadros from 2004 are getting old. Always so hard to find a quality review of those type of cards...:ohwell:

P.S. Market is small?? LOL:laugh:
The market is small comparatively speaking and especially around here.

Onto another point, what Quadro's are you currently running and for what software?
What kinda design work?

I build 3-5 CAD workstations a month and have been for years.
Shoot me a PM and I'll be more than willing to help you with a decision.

Slick card, I've been waiting for something like this for some time now, however for a different purpose. :toast:
 

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yeah. my next card is probably going to be a workstation card too.
 
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yeah. my next card is probably going to be a workstation card too.
Why?

What scope is that?, I'm not clear...
The market is VERY small man. I see a lot of people even on TPU (which you would think people here would know better) suggesting a Fire or a Quadros for Photoshop work. I doubt half the people that buy these things even NEED one. Its a nitch market of a nitch market.
 

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I almost posted the same thing but thought I wouldn't but yea... why? Most projects done by small scale can be used on a gaming card.
 
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Weird only 3% of TPU readers, would pay $1000 for a Titian, but they delivered one here for W1zzard, and then probably 15-20 more to other review sites.

Some of logic folk used above works if it is for gaming and "recreation" all smart a well, but for accomplishing "real work" that pays the bills and keeps ones business overhead down, trying to figure out the best BfB you might purchase has no merit? :confused:

It's not that big of market.... right! I’d say it bigger than Top End enthusiast graphics. It’s not how big the market, it’s that most IT people buy computers for their company and if they need work stations they go from what they had previously and feel comfortable. While the Designers and Engineers using them don’t get a say in what they’d like the company to procure. They get an Email saying they're switching out your machine and you’re just happy their taking that 10 year box away... anything will be better. ;)
 
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Even if you all were assuming the market for these type of cards is small, AMD thinks that wasn't the case. I mean, if AMD willing to invest in such a thing as remote card, then I'm sure the market is big enough for AMD. And, cmiiw, workstation graphic cards are where the most of profit for nvidia/amd comes from.
 

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Even if you all were assuming the market for these type of cards is small, AMD thinks that wasn't the case. I mean, if AMD willing to invest in such a thing as remote card, then I'm sure the market is big enough for AMD. And, cmiiw, workstation graphic cards are where the most of profit for nvidia/amd comes from.
I don't know about AMD but it's something like 25% of nVidia's revenue, which is a good chunk but not most of their income.
 
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That's the most bollocks comment I've read in years.

I actually pretty need some for our office, since our old Quadros from 2004 are getting old. Always so hard to find a quality review of those type of cards...:ohwell:

P.S. Market is small?? LOL:laugh:
Anand and Tom's cover professional hardware. TPU is more consumer oriented AFAICT.
 
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Onto another point, what Quadro's are you currently running and for what software?
What kinda design work?
We run some CATIA V5, Inventor and SolidWorks workstation, 6 in total, all of them with some ancient Quadro FX 3400/4400 cards. Everything is smooth, but only when doing big assembly manipulations, we get some slowdowns. SolidWorks is the worst. Real time rendering is smooth as silk tho..
 

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Why?



The market is VERY small man. I see a lot of people even on TPU (which you would think people here would know better) suggesting a Fire or a Quadros for Photoshop work. I doubt half the people that buy these things even NEED one. Its a nitch market of a nitch market.
after finishing my bachelors in mech engg, i hope to do something related to designing.