AMD presents FirePro S7150 and FirePro S7150 x2 video cards
AMD has presented two new professional-level graphics adapters – the FirePro S7150 and FirePro S7150 x2, which are designed for virtualization tasks, cloud computing, cloud gaming, remote workstations and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
AMD says the FirePro S7150 and FirePro S7150 x2 video cards are the world’s first hardware virtualized GPU products thanks to the use of AMD’s MxGPU technology, which brings the modern virtualization industry standard to GPU hardware for the first time. This means that the new FirePro video cards will provide consistent performance and enhanced security across virtual machines and more.
“The AMD hardware virtualization GPU product line is another shining example of our commitment to offer customers exceptional cutting edge graphics in conjunction with fundamental API software support,” said Sean Burke, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “We created the innovative AMD FirePro S-series GPUs to deliver a precise, secure, high performance and enriched graphics user experience — all provided without per user licensing fees required to use AMD’s virtualized solution.”
The AMD FirePro 7150S video card is based on the AMD Tonga XT GPU and comes with 2048 stream processors, 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with support for ECC and a 256-bit memory bus. The card comes with a TDP level of 150 watts and supports both passive and active cooling solutions that do not take more than one slot. The FirePro S7150 supports up to 16 users at once and costs USD 2399.
The AMD FirePro S7150 x2 video card comes with two Tonga XT GPUs inside, as the name suggests. Thus the FirePro S7150 x2 has 4096 stream processors, 16 GB of GDDR5 memory with support for ECC and a 256-bit memory bus. The card comes with TDP of 265W but despite this it uses a two-slot passive cooling solution. The FirePro S7150 x2 supports up to 32 users and costs USD 3999.
The two new AMD video cards are fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and even Linux. The cards offer DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 2.0 as well as support for VMware ESXi 6.0. The new AMD video cards will be commercially available in the first half of 2016.