AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup

Updated: SIGGRAPH 2012: Top-to-middle refresh

AMD FirePro Logo AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup Remember back in the final AFDS 2012 keynote, AMD CTO Mark Papermaster said AMD will provide more information on their FirePro lineup during SIGGRAPH 2012? So this is really a launch, a big launch, as the lineup gets a top-to-middle refresh.

The FirePro professional graphics lineup for 2012 consists of four members.
Here is a breakdown:

AMD FirePro W5000 (“Megamind”)

  • Cape Verde GL GPU
  • 2 GB GDDR5 (128-bit), 102.4 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 2× DisplayPort 1.2, 1× DVI-I
  • <75W power consumption
  • Single-slot active fansink
W5000 300x1931 AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup
AMD FirePro W7000 (“Tighen”)

  • Pitcairn GL GPU
  • 4 GB GDDR5 (256-bit), 152 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 4× DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2.4 TFLOPS single-precision, 152 GFLOPS double-precision
  • Genlock/Framelock
  • <150W power consumption
  • 1× 6-pin power connector
  • Single-slot active fansink
W7000 300x1591 AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup
AMD FirePro W8000 (“Buzz Lightyear”)

  • Tahiti XT GL GPU
  • 6 GB GDDR5 (384-bit), 176 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 4× DisplayPort 1.2, 1× 3-pin DIN (Stereoscopic 3D glasses)
  • 3.23 TFLOPS single-precision, 806 GFLOPS double-precision
  • Memory ECC support
  • Genlock/Framelock
  • <225W power consumption
  • 2× 6-pin power connectors
  • Dual-slot active fansink
W8000 300x1341 AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup
AMD FirePro W9000 (“Woody”)

  • Tahiti XT GL GPU
  • 1 GHz GPU frequency
  • 1.95 billion triangles per second
  • 6 GB GDDR5 (384-bit), 264 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 6× DisplayPort 1.2, 1× 3-pin DIN (Stereoscopic 3D glasses)
  • 4 TFLOPS single-precision, 1 TFLOPS double-precision
  • Memory ECC support
  • Genlock/Framelock
  • <300W power consumption
  • 1× 6-pin power connector + 1× 8-pin power connector
  • Dual-slot active fansink
W9000 300x1331 AMD FirePro 2012 Lineup

Update 8/8/12: W8000 changes from 2×8-pin to 2×6-pin. Thanks to Arvid for the correction. Explanation: The train wreck that is AMD PR is to blame for this with seemingly new lows every day.

Same for all GCN-based GPUs, all these professional graphics cards support AMD Eyefinity technology for multi-display workloads, and DirectX 11/OpenGL 4.2 APIs as well as OpenCL 1.2/DirectCompute/C++ AMP. Genlock and framelock functionality will be provided by the FirePro S400 synchronization module, as per usual.

Power efficiency is also important for professional graphics and GPGPU parts as they contribute significantly towards the stability of the product, so the usual AMD PowerTune technology and AMD ZeroCore technology are present in all of the above FirePro offerings, the same for the use of vapor-chamber fansinks.

So where did the low-end refresh go? Here is a little hint, and so as here.

With the launch of the FirePro 2012 lineup, coupled with the AMD FirePro W600 for display walls, this makes a complete transition for AMD to the GCN architecture for single-GPU desktop/notebook gaming, and desktop workstation professional graphics markets. That makes the author wonder about New Zealand and the GPGPU lineup… S|A

(Author’s note: For those who are interested in some OpenCL benchmark figures of the new GPUs, here is some CLBenchmark results for the AMD FirePro W5000 professional graphics card here with a post date of mid-July.)

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