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AMD FirePro W9100 Review: Hawaii Puts On Its Suit And Tie

OpenCL: Financial Mathematics And Scientific Computations

OpenCL: Financial Mathematics

Option pricing is a compute-intensive task that gives graphics processors an opportunity to shine. AMD's FirePro W9100 wins in both the single- and double-precision versions of this benchmark.

However, we did notice that the performance difference between the two metrics is a factor of three on the AMD cards, but less than two on Nvidia's Quadro K6000. The K5000 is completely unsuitable across the board.

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The same ratio applies to AMD's outcome in the GEMM benchmark, and there's a massive drop from single- to double-precision throughput.

Whereas the Quadro K6000 holds onto much of its performance going from single- to double-precision, AMD's flagship sheds a ton of its speed, ending up behind Nvidia's quickest board.