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AMD extends server graphics processors

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AMD FireProÿS9000? graphics processor? data center? PowerTune? ZeroCore?

AMD has rolled out what it touts as the industry's most powerful dual- and single-slot server graphics cards for compute, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and workstation graphics deployments in data centers. Equipped with next-generation Graphics Core Next architecture and intelligent AMD PowerTune and ZeroCore Power technologies, the AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 cut power consumption by up to 95 percent at idle, meaning greater savings and reduced operating costs in the data center, boasted the company.

By using the AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 server graphics, IT managers can now effectively address a number of daily data center challenges, while empowering IT professionals to manage intense workloads securely from virtually anywhere in the world at virtually any time. By having the flexibility to set up multiple virtual desktops, scientists, engineers and graphics professionals can have access to accelerated productivity suites including computer aided design (CAD), and media and entertainment (M&E) applications, offering them workstation-class performance in a scalable network environment, the company stated.

The AMD FirePro S9000 server graphics provides 3.23TFLOPs of single precision compute performance. As such, the server graphics claim to be 2.4 times faster than the competing solution, effortlessly processing the most demanding computations and graphics workflows. Equipped with 6GB GDDR5 frame buffer,�AMD FirePro S9000 server graphics deliver up to 1.49 times more memory bandwidth than competing products, meaning outstanding precision and accuracy when computing complex graphics workloads, added the company. In addition, AMD said the device allows IT managers to implement high-performance solutions that can help reduce operating costs via intelligent power saving and monitoring technologies unique to AMD.

The AMD FirePro S7000 server graphics features 154GB/s of memory bandwidth and 2.4TFLOPs of peak single-precision floating-point performance. The device uses up only 150W max power, helping to reduce costs and system complexity in server environments, noted the company.

Both the AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 server graphics are rigorously tested to ensure reliable performance for demanding server environments backed by a longer term limited warranty than that typically available for consumer graphics cards, and are supported by AMD 24-hour customer support. The AMD FirePro S9000 server graphics card is�available at a MSRP of $2,499 and the AMD FirePro S7000 server graphics card is priced at an MSRP of $1,249.

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