AMD launches FirePro S9300 X2, another dual-Fiji graphics card

Published: 31st Mar 2016, 15:33 GMT

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AMD FirePro S9300 X2

By looking at the specs you might experience a deja-vu. Just 2 weeks ago AMD released Radeon Pro Duo, equipped with two Fiji graphics processors. The FirePro S9300 X2 is essentially the same card, but aimed at different market and with slightly different specs.

The cores configuration has not changed and we are still getting full-fat Fiji cores, each with 4096 Stream Processors. The same memory configuration is also present (2x 4GB HBM 4096-bit). However, S9300 X2 has lower computing power (13.9 TFLOPs) than Radeon Pro Duo, which has 16 TFLOPs of single precision computing performance.

Technically FirePro S9300 X2 clock speeds are similar to R9 Nano’s, which in most cases is limited to 850 MHz.

Interestingly the new FirePro card has passive cooling solution, which compared to powerful hybrid water-cooling from Radeon Pro Duo, give us the idea of how adjustable Fiji core can be.

Fire Pro S9300 X2 is focusing on FP32 computing, which widely used in Deep Neural Networks, geoscience or molecular dynamics. In fact, it is so computing oriented that it will not output any display signal on its own, as it was not equipped with any connectors.

Radeon Pro Duo’s staggering price of 1499 USD is nothing compared to S9300 X2, which will be sold for $5999.

AMD FirePro Series
FirePro S9300 X2FirePro S9170FirePro S9150FirePro S9000
Stream Processors2 x 4096281628161792
Boost Clock850MHz930MHz900MHz900MHz
Memory Clock1Gbps HBM5Gbps GDDR55Gbps GDDR55.5Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width2 x 4096-bit512-bit512-bit384-bit
VRAM2 x 4GB32GB16GB6GB
FP3213.9 TFLOPs5.2 TFLOPs5.1 TFLOPs3.2 TFLOPs
FP640.8 TFLOPs
(1/16)
2.6 TFLOPs
(1/2)
2.5 TFLOPs
(1/2)
0.8 TFLOPs
(1/4)
Transistor Count2 x 8.9B6.2B6.2B4.31B
TDP300W275W235W225W
CoolingPassivePassivePassivePassive
Target MarketHPCHPCHPCHPC + VDI
Manufacturing ProcessTSMC 28nmTSMC 28nmTSMC 28nmTSMC 28nm
ArchitectureGCN 1.2GCN 1.1GCN 1.1GCN 1.0
GPUFijiHawaiiHawaiiTahiti
Launch DateQ2 201607/201508/201408/2012
Launch Price$5999$3999N/AN/A

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Full press deck:

via AnandTech




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