AMD's latest Remote Graphics Card is designed to offer easy and flexible workstation-class 3D and multimedia user experience over networks.
AMD's FirePro R5000 combines the company's Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture with Teradici's PCoIP technology to provide a low latency, 3D experience that the company considers to be ideal for use in CAD, medical imaging and financial services. The Teradici TERA2240 host processor is able to transmit 300 megapixels per second and drive up to four displays per end user, with a refresh rate of up to 60 frames per second.
The company also considers the card to "deliver the deployment flexibility IT needs" with the option to deploy it in desktops, rack and blade servers and PCIe expansion chassis. The R5000 has a maximum power consumption of 150W and features AMD's PowerTune and ZeroCore intelligent power management suite which should enable use in low footprint devices.
Upon the card's release, David Cummings, senior director and general manager of AMD Professional Graphics stated, “The AMD FirePro R5000 meets these needs, delivering the flexibility, functionality, security and industry-leading graphics capabilities companies look for when deciding on a remote graphics solution.”
The AMD FirePro R5000 will be available shortly from select manufacturers and channel partners and is backed by a three year warranty and planned three year minimum lifecycle.