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AMD unveils FirePro? W9100 professional graphics card for $1,500 to give creative users supercomputing-class performance out of a single GPU

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AMD, a company that designs and integrates technology that powers millions of devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers, launched today its newest professional graphics card, the AMD FirePro? W9100 which was designed for the next generation of 4K workstations.

?Now is the time when 4K displays are more readily available and accessible,? said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Graphics in the official press release of AMD. ?We?re seeing even more applications demand increased memory support while pushing the limits of real-time 4K video production and rendering. AMD has delivered a product at the right time to meet these needs — the new AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics card — designed for the most demanding workflows in next-generation workstations.?

AMD explained, ?the AMD FirePro W9100 delivers cutting-edge graphics performance, industry-leading compute power from a single GPU and is equipped with an industry-first 16GB GDDR5 of ultra-fast on-board memory ? the largest frame buffer graphics card ever built. With such visual supercomputing performance, professionals can work on the most complex engineering and creative projects in ultra-high resolutions, helping them to keep track of even the smallest details.”

AMD FirePro Ultra Workstation was created in collaboration with industry leaders including HP, Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Taylor James, CEI, and Dell Precision workstations.

The group effort was done to bring to market single- and multi-GPU configurations based on the new AMD FirePro W9100 that can match the demand of compute-intensive applications and to address the increased requirements for real-time 4K productivity.

Moreover, Supporting Workstation System Integrators include the following: Armari Ltd., BOXX Technologies, Colfax, LumaForge, Mouse Computer, PSSC Labs, Scan Computers Ltd., SilverDraft, Supermicro, TAROX, Versatile Distribution Services, Workstation Specialists and Wortmann AG.

The AMD FirePro W9100 graphics features and benefits include:

  • 2.62 TFLOPS of peak double-precision GPU compute performance
  • 5.24 TFLOPS of peak single-precision GPU compute performance
  • 16GB GDDR5 Memory
  • Multi-GPU Support
  • 4K Resolution
  • OpenCL? 2.0 Support4

The AMD FirePro Ultra Workstation features:

  • Multi-GPU support based on the new AMD FirePro W9100
  • Ready for OpenCL 2.0 applications
  • Multi-display support for 4K and beyond

AMD FirePro W9100 will be available in spring from AMD?s global distribution partner SAPPHIRE Technology, AMD FirePro Ultra Workstation providers, and in HP Z820 and HP Z620 Workstations for customer or channel integration. (Photo courtesy of?http://www.amd.com/en-us)

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