Kicking off this week is the 2014 NAB Show, the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show for broadcast content and technology. The NAB Show is often a launch point for new video products and this year is no exception, with AMD using the show to launch their new FirePro W9100. First announced last month, the FirePro W9100 is AMD’s new flagship FirePro video card. Based on AMD’s Hawaii GPU, the FirePro W9100 is a fairly straightforward update to AMD’s FirePro lineup, bringing with it the various GCN 1.1 feature upgrades along with Hawaii’s stronger overall performance and greatly improved double precision (FP64) performance. AMD FirePro W Series Specification Comparison AMD FirePro W9100 AMD FirePro W9000 AMD FirePro W8000 AMD FirePro W7000 Stream Processors 2816 2048 1792 1280 Texture Units 176 128 112 80 ROPs 64 32 32 32 Core Clock 930MHz 975MHz 900MHz 950MHz Memory Clock 5GHz GDDR5 5.5GHz GDDR5 5.5GHz GDDR5 4.8GHz...
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