AMD to launch FirePro W9100 on March 26th?

Published: 12th Mar 2014, 20:04 GMT

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AMD has just announced that the company is going to host a news conference about its new professional graphics cards on March 26th.

We don’t really know what AMD is going to show exactly, but it is believed that we are going to see first Hawaii-based FirePro model. We might even have a hint on the model name.

PRESS RELEASE:

AMD to Host News Conference to Preview Groundbreaking New Solutions for the Professional Graphics Market

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 03/12/14 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD, will host a special preview news conference in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Mar. 26 at 9:15 a.m. PDT, to showcase powerful new professional graphics innovations from AMD.

A live video webcast of the event will be accessible on AMD’s Investor Relations homepage: http://ir.amd.com. The replay of the webcast can be accessed within approximately 4 hours after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for approximately one year.

AMD FirePro W9100 with 6GB RAM?

I stumbled upon this post, which was surprisingly edited shortly after being published. Of course W9100 does not exist. Whether this is just a typo or a huge mistake, we don’t know. The fact that Hawaii-based model would have 6GB memory (just like W9000) is quite surprising.

Before:

Hiding the visibility of highly-advanced technology from highly-entertaining experiences is always a challenge and successfully doing this for “Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra” was no different. The entire demonstration was run on a “Kaveri” 3.7GHz APU with 32 GB system memory, and an AMD FirePro™ W9100 graphics card with 6 GB, Windows 8.1, and a 256 GB SSD HD. The results were effective, polished and first rate, as if this was a theme park ride. From an R&D perspective, consider the specific challenge, the AMD technology required and the resolution of challenge below (…)

After:

Hiding the visibility of highly-advanced technology from highly-entertaining experiences is always a challenge and successfully doing this for “Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra” was no different.  The entire demonstration was run on a “Kaveri” 3.7GHz APU with 32 GB system memory, and an AMD FirePro™ graphics card with 6 GB, Windows 8.1, and a 256 GB SSD HD.  The results were effective, polished and first rate, as if this was a theme park ride. From an R&D perspective, consider the specific challenge, the AMD technology required and the resolution of challenge below: (…)

The original post still refers to W9100:

Camera capture for projector calibration, fed into the AMD FirePro™ W9100 graphics card for perfect real time blending and gamma adjustments.


by WhyCry

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