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Meet The FirePro W-Series

AMD FirePro W8000 And W9000 Review: GCN Goes Pro
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As mentioned, AMD's FirePro W-series currently consists of four graphics products, though we hear that the entry-level W600 is nearly ready as well. We received samples of the two highest-end cards, the W9000 and W8000.

Technical details covering all of the products are still sparse, and AMD didn't break down all of the cards for us. However, using several additional sources, we were able to get most of the missing information.


FirePro
W9000
FirePro
W8000
FirePro
W7000
FirePro
W5000
AMD Class
Ultra High-End
High-End
High-End
Mid-Range
ALUs
2048
1792
1280
640
GPU Clock
975 MHz
900 MHz
950 MHz825 MHz
Texture Units
128
112
80
40
ROPs
32
32
32
16
Pixel Fill Rate
31.2 Gpixels/s
28.8 Gpixels/s30.4 Gpixels/s13.2 Gpixels/s
Texture Fill Rate
124.8 Gtex/s
100.8 Gtex/s76 Gtex/s33 Gtex/s
Memory GDDR5
6 GB
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
Memory Interface
384-Bit
256-Bit
256-Bit
128-Bit
Memory Clock
1375 MHz
1375 MHz
1200 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bandwidth
264 GB/s
176 GB/s
153.6 GB/s102.4 GB/s
TFLOPs SP
4096
3225.6
2432
1267.2
TFLOPs DP
1024
806.4
15279.2
Codename
Tahiti XT
Tahiti Pro
Pitcairn
Pitcairn
Maximum Power
Consumption
278 Watt
(measured)
198 Watt
(measured)
<=150 Watt
(estimated)
<=75 Watt
(estimated)
Power Connectors
8-Pin + 6-Pin
2 x 6-Pin6-PinNone
Connectors
6 x Mini DP
3D Stereo
Genlock/Framelock
4 x DP
3D Stereo
Genlock/Framelock
4 x DP
3D Stereo (opt. Bracket)
Genlock/Framelock
2 x DP + DL-DVI
3D Stereo (opt. Bracket)
MSRP
$3999
$1599
$899
$599


AMD FirePro W9000

AMD FirePro W8000

The design and exterior of the cards are similar to the consumer Tahiti-based cards, except for the power connectors, which can be found in the back. Plugging in auxiliary power makes the long cards even longer, which is something that system builders will have to take into account. Also, the I/O brackets reflect a more workstation-oriented audience, going heavy on DisplayPort connectivity.

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