AMD launched the AMD FirePro™ W8100 professional graphics card, enabling new levels of workstation performance delivered by the company's second generation, AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. With nearly 38 times the performance of the closest competing product based on double precision testing, and powered by OpenCL, the AMD FirePro W8100 is designed for the next generation of 4K CAD (Computing Aided Design), Media and Entertainment (M&E) workflows, engineering analysis and supercomputing applications.
AMD FirePro W8100 features 8GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 4.2 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance, and double precision compute performance of up to 2.1 TFLOPS. The card is a professional-grade solution for CAD as well as applications dedicated to video editing, color correction, compositing, design visualization and GPU-accelerated compute tasks. The AMD FirePro W8100 features 8GB of GDDR5 on-board memory, designed to empower workstation users to load much larger datasets or handle ultra-HD video frames on the GPU's internal memory for processing, diminishing lag while improving the overall responsiveness of the workstation. Up to 4x AMD FirePro W8100 cards can be combined in a single system for scalable GPU compute performance of over 16 TFLOPS. The AMD FirePro W8100 allows users to be productive with up to four 4K display support and certified application performance with differentiated graphics features.
To address the increased requirements for real-time 4K productivity, the AMD FirePro Ultra Workstation was created with input from industry leaders to bring to market single- and multi-GPU configurations based on the new AMD FirePro W8100 that can match the demand of compute-intensive applications. Supporting Workstation System Integrators include: Armari, CARRI, Colfax, Exxact, Mouse Computer, PSSC Labs, Scan International, Tarox, Versatile Distribution Services, Workstation Specialists and Wortmann.
The AMD FirePro W8100 is available starting in July from AMD's global distribution partner SAPPHIRE Technology, AMD FirePro Ultra Workstation providers, and major workstation providers.
The AMD FirePro W8100 plus a sneak preview of the forthcoming AMD FirePro S9150 will be on display at the AMD exhibit booth at International Super Computing 2014 (#150).