AMD HAS ANNOUNCED several graphics products in the past few months, and doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon. The firm has today revealed the latest addition to its professional graphics family, the FirePro S9170 server GPU.
The AMD FirePro S9170 is described as "the world's first and fastest 32GB single-GPU server card". It comes with support for OpenCL 2.0, and is based on the firm's second-generation Graphics Core Next GPU architecture.
The new addition to the AMD FirePro server GPU family separates itself from the product line's other offerings by delivering up to 5.24Tflops of peak single-precision compute performance while enabling full throughput double-precision performance, providing up to 2.62Tflops of peak double-precision performance.
The FirePro S9170 is also said to be the industry's first server GPU with 32GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 onboard memory, featuring a 512-bit memory interface for 320GBps of memory bandwidth.
This, AMD said, means that it can accelerate memory-intensive applications much more easily than previous products.
The FirePro S9170 is designed for compute-intensive workflows, and is ideal for data centre managers who oversee clusters at academic or government bodies, oil and gas industries, or deep neural network compute cluster development, AMD said.
"The FirePro S9170 is the top of our stack [and] builds on the success of the S9150," said Niles Burbank, senior product manager for AMD professional graphics.
"It is a complementary product to previous devices meeting the needs of professionals in industries such as content creation who work with large data sets and need that additional memory."
The FirePro S9170 is touted to deliver up to 40 percent more performance than the "competitive solution" while using 10 percent less power.
It also features 33 percent more memory than competing GPUs, helping to improve overall workload speeds and system responsiveness, especially when working with large amounts of data, AMD said.
The FirePro S9170 is planned to hit the market in the third quarter. µ
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