AMD Launches FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000 and W5000 Professional Graphics Cards

Published: 7th Aug 2012, 01:34 GMT

AMD Launches World's Most Powerful Workstation Graphics Line
Today, AMD launched its latest line of workstation graphics, leading with the AMD FirePro W9000 Graphics Processing Unit — the most powerful workstation graphics card ever created. The AMD FirePro W9000 GPU features incredible compute, increased memory bandwidth and greater multi-display support performance than the competing solution. Following closely are the AMD FirePro W8000, W7000 and W5000 workstation graphics cards, all built on the AMD Graphics Core Next Architecture, and designed to balance compute and 3D workloads efficiently for computer-aided design and engineering, and for media and entertainment (M&E) professionals.

The AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000 and W5000 GPUs are optimized and certified for leading software applications enabling users to unleash their creativity by ensuring ultra-high geometry performance. The latest AMD FirePro workstation graphics cards can enable smooth handling of complex models and feature dynamic power management that enables great performance and efficient power usage. Using AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, and W7000 GPUs can drive up to six, 30″ independent displays via Multi-Stream Transport (MST) hubs for maximum workspace utilization at ultra-high 4096×2160 resolutions.

“As professionals work with larger data sets that demand advanced visualization and complex models, they need a graphics solution that is fast, powerful, and reliable,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Graphics. “Certified for today’s software applications, the new AMD FirePro workstation graphics cards bring a range of features and capabilities for professionals working in digital signage, broadcast graphics, CAD/CAE and M&E, delivering the ideal balance of power, performance and reliability at the right price point.”

With the latest AMD FirePro workstation graphics offerings, graphics professionals can create more complex models and interact with them in real time, helping improve workflows and boost productivity. Through GCN and GeometryBoost, the state-of-the-art AMD FirePro W9000 workstation GPU delivers a record shattering 1.95 billon triangles per second, which is 1.5 times as great as the competitor’s most powerful workstation graphics card, and up to 83 percent greater memory bandwidth than the competing solution, for outstanding application responsiveness.

“Supermicro is excited to bring the latest generation of AMD FirePro professional graphics cards first to market in our SuperWorkstations,” said Don Clegg, vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “Our SuperWorkstations combined with FirePro deliver phenomenal 3D graphics performance and maximize workflow and productivity. Digital content creation and computer-aided design professionals will be thrilled by the accelerated performance of our combined efforts and upcoming FirePro-based solutions.”

The AMD FirePro W8000 workstation GPU, features Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory support and offers category leading dual-precision compute performance, up to 2.2 times as fast as the competing solution. This helps professionals experience greater accuracy in calculations performed for structural and molecular analysis and computational fluid dynamics without impacting application performance. Not to be outdone, the AMD FirePro W7000 workstation GPU is up to five times as fast as the competing solution in single-precision compute performance, while the AMD FirePro W5000 workstation GPU is the most powerful mid-range workstation graphics card ever created, delivering significantly better resolution, memory and display output performance than the competing card.

The AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000 and W5000 workstation graphics cards are optimized and certified for leading workstation applications. Additionally, these new AMD FirePro cards support PCI Express 3.0 and AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power technologies for dynamic power management.

AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000, W5000 workstation graphics cards are available via AMD resellers and are supported in Supermicro SuperWorkstations. AMD FirePro M6000, M4000 and M2000 mobile workstations graphics cards are also available via AMD resellers and are featured in new systems from HP and Dell.

 

Mid-RangeHigh EndUltra High End

FirePro™ W5000

FirePro™ W7000

FirePro™ W8000

FirePro™ W9000 

Memory Size

2GB4GB

4GB

6GB

Bus Interface

 PCIe® x16PCIe® x16 

PCIe® x16

PCIe® x16

Number of Slots Required

11

2

2

Max Power (W)1

75150

225

274

Supplemental Power Requirement

N/A

1 x 6-pin

2 x 6-pin

1×6-pin
and
1×8-pin

Number of Dual-Link DVI Outputs

10

0

0

Number of DisplayPort Outputs

24

4

6 Mini DP

Number of Displays Supported

34

4

6

Maximum Resolution Support (@ 60 Hz)

4096 x 21604096 x 2160

4096 x 2160

4096 x 2160

Stereo 3D Connector (3-pin DIN)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Form Factor*

FH/FLFH/FL

FH/FL

FH/FL

Framelock/ Genlock4

Yes

Yes

Yes

ATI CrossFire™ Pro5

YesYes

Yes

Yes




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