AMD Unleashes Hawaii Based FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card
16 GB GDDR5 Memory And Over 5 TFlops of Compute
AMD has announced their latest FirePro series which includes the flagship FirePro W9100 series graphics card based on the Hawaii GPU architecture. The Hawaii GPU leverages performance of the FirePro graphics cards versus the previous generation which utilized the Tahiti GPU architecture.
The AMD FirePro W9100 is the next generation Hawaii GPU based professional graphics card which features over 5.24 Tera Flops of Single-Precision and 2.67 TFlops of Double-Precision performance. Its no surprise that we are looking at the full Hawaii GPU for the FirePro W9100 which means the card features 2816 Stream processors, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs. With 1/2 FP64 rate the card churns out impressive compute performance which enables content creators and professionals to harness the full power of the Hawaii chip. This also hints at a clock speed of greater than 1000 MHz but we have to wait to confirm core, memory frequencies and TDP.
The AMD FirePro W9100 is also the first graphics card to standardize 4K resolution for server and professional market by bringing 16 GB of GDDR5 memory to professionals. Display is provided through 6 display port outputs, the higher memory buffer will allow better content creation and visualization. With
The performance slides presented at the event showcase several enhancements over the NVIDIA’s Quadro K6000 with 1.5 times more double precision performance, more display outputs and a higher frame buffer of 16 GB ram compared to 12 GB on NVIDIA’s counterpart. The card pumps out over 300 GB/s bandwidth, rest of the card spec are not known at the moment, neither is the price but we can speculate a price tag around $4000 US since that’s what AMD sold their previous FirePro W9000 card at.
AMD has also announced their latest Visual SuperComputer program which would allow AMD to deliver several professionals with ready-to-go built SuperComputer PCs which will be available in retail through several AMD’s partners. The Visual SuperComputers will be available in different configurations with the most top tier solution equipped with two 8-Core CPUs, four FirePro W9100 graphics with the capability to drive six 4K displays in Eye-finity mode per GPU and 32 GB of DDR3 memory.
AMD Hawaii FirePro W9100 Specifications:
AMD FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card Slides: