AMD Introduces Four Professional Graphics Cards

The FirePro professional graphics cards include improved features to enable better workstation graphics performance and productivity for users at any level. By ChannelPro

At SIGGRAPH 2014, AMD unveiled new additions to the next generation AMD FirePro professional graphics family -- all designed to provide exceptional application performance for the entry-level workstation user up to the ultra power user, backed by larger memory configurations, top to bottom 4K display support, increased compute performance, application certifications, and solid drivers.

The new members of the AMD FirePro professional graphics cards family include AMD FirePro W2100, AMD FirePro W4100, AMD FirePro W5100, and AMD FirePro W7100.

"We're excited to unveil the new generation of AMD FirePro professional graphics with improved features to enable more workstation graphics performance and productivity at every level," says David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics at AMD. "This new generation of AMD FirePro graphics will help workstation manufacturers and channel providers to offer powerful, reliable solutions designed to improve application performance and increased productivity to help end users do more."

The next generation AMD FirePro workstation graphics family boasts 2x more memory, multidisplay 4K, high compute performance, next generation API support, and PCIe 3.0 support:

  • AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics is AMD's most advanced professional graphics solution with 16 GB GDDR5 memory and the ability to support up to six 4K displays.
  • AMD FirePro W8100 professional graphics feature 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and up to 4.2 TFLOPS of compute power to accelerate projects beyond just graphics.
  • The 8 GB AMD FirePro W7100 professional graphics is designed to boost performance and support for 4K content, including video playback, editing, and transcoding.
  • With 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and four display outputs on the AMD FirePro W5100 graphics, users can create complex models, assemblies, data sets, and advanced visual effects.
  • AMD FirePro W4100 graphics, including four-display support, is designed for users who need a performance boost to address their evolving workflows.
  • Next generation professional graphics start with AMD FirePro W2100 graphics, offering optimized and certified professional application performance.

The AMD FirePro W9100 and W8100 graphics are already available for purchase from workstation providers, and the AMD FirePro W2100, W4100, and W5100 graphics will be available in September from AMD global distribution partner SAPPHIRE Technology and major workstation providers. AMD FirePro W7100 graphics will be available in Q4 2014.