AMD Announces FirePro W9100

Written by Markus Jacalne on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 2:00 PM

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...

Known Specifications:

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.

Conjecture:

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.

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13:30 Mar-29-2014

I thought it said Kawaii at "for the full Hawaii core" xD

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17:08 Mar-29-2014

What's kawaii love?

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04:59 Mar-31-2014

kawaii is "cute" in japanese x3

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23:00 Mar-31-2014

Haha I see x)

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20:43 Mar-27-2014

Not enough Vram. Lol.

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14:22 Mar-27-2014

Nice that they are comparing it with a card that released an year ago. But still this is definitely a new level of performance for workstations.

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15:47 Mar-27-2014

there is 4 months left till full year. Also Nvidia needs to release an maxwell workstation gpu.

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23:26 Mar-27-2014

well, it's still Kepler vs. GCN, though :D

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08:59 Mar-28-2014

It is GCN 2.0 used in R9 series. It should technically be compared to Maxwell.

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09:11 Mar-28-2014

iirc Hawaii is a GCN 1 architecture, just the full GCN 1 core, not for sure though, but I'm pretty sure that's how it is xD.

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09:14 Mar-28-2014

actually I think you're right upon reflection silly me x)

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14:22 Mar-27-2014

That's... Just stupid. Now really, why would I want a GPU that powerful to run today's or tomorrow's softwares? I do believe that a graphic card that powerful will be required to run games that will be launched in like, 5 years from now - or more. But who would spend more than 2000 dollars on a single card? And what powerful cooler do this need? AMD, have I told you the definition of insanity?

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14:24 Mar-27-2014

Its a workstation GPU, so it isnt made to be gamed with but to create those games and softwares. That does take a lot of processing power. Corporations have the money to afford such cards to develop on, they are not meant for the gamer market.

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16:16 Mar-27-2014

When you pay the guy that operates he workstation >200k per year, saving them waiting & rendering time is well worth it.

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04:47 Mar-28-2014

Workstation cards are used for computation. They are not used for gaming (although they are good at gaming too). I've done a small bit of work with 3d design and I can tell you that having a workstation card is parsecs ahead of any regular gaming card. I'm talking DAYS cut off of rendering times.

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