With AMD not wanting fall behind against NVidia’s titan (pun intended) full GK110 core sported on the Geforce Quadro K6000, AMD has given the go-ahead for the full Hawaii core to help the company stay in the high-end professional market.
Yesterday, AMD announced its FirePro W9100 as a new entry into the workstation GPU market...
AMD’s Firepro W9100 is set to be the next generation GPU for workstation builds. The Workstation beast packs in a full Hawaii core with 2816 SPs, 176 TMUS, and 64 ROPS, the impressive core wrenches over 5 TFLOPS of Single-Precision performance, and 2.67 TFLOPS of Double-Precision performance.
The card is intended for 4K resolutions for the server and professional market by bringing in a whopping 16GB of GDDR5 memory.
Whilst those facts listed above are what we know for certain, there are also a few things we can hazard educated guesses about. For instance, the FirePro W9100's price tag will most likely end up being ~4000 USD, since the W9000 was launched at that price. The core's clock rate will likely exceed 1000MHz, too and the Memory Clock will likely meet or exceed 1250MHz.
NVidia Quadro K6000 vs AMD FirePro W9100:
The FirePro seeks to leave the K6000 in the dust boasting 50% better Dual Precision compute performance, and having 4 more GB’s of RAM, and displaying the ability to run 6 4K displays in an EYE-finity format, rather than the K6000 ability to “only” run two.