AMD releases three new FirePro Mobile models
AMD recently launched several new FirePro video cards for high-end workstations but mobile users got nothing back then, which was definitely bad news. All is remedied now, however, with AMD launching no less than three new FirePro Mobile graphics adapters.
The new mobile workstation videocards are called FirePro Mobile W7170M, FirePro Mobile W5170M and FirePro W5130M with the first model being the most powerful. The AMD FirePro Mobile W7170M offers 2048 stream processors in a Tonga GPU that runs at 723 MHz. The card supports AMD’s GCN 1.2 architecture and offers 4 GB of GDDR5 memory at 5000 MHz, serviced by a 256-bit wide memory bus. Performance-wise the FirePro Mobile W7170M should deliver 2.96 TFLOPS of number-crunching power, which places the card just behind the mid-range desktop FirePro W7100 model. AMD has not disclosed the TDP of this card but it should be in the 100-125W range.
The FirePro Mobile W5170M is the middle child in this graphics card launch. The card comes with a fully enabled version of AMD’s Cape Verde GPU, which means that the FirePro Mobile W5170M offers 640 stream processors. AMD, however, gives manufacturers some flexibility when choosing GPU and memory speeds, so the GPU of the FirePro Mobile W5170M runs at up to 925 MHz, while the on-board 2 GB of GDDR5 memory operates at up to 4500 MHz. A 128-bit memory bus connects the GPU and the on-board memory and provides 72 GB/sec of memory bandwidth. A FirePro Mobile W5170M card that is clocked to the max (read GPU at 925 MHz and memory at 4500 MHz) should provide 1.18 TFLOPS of computing power.
The last of the three new FirePro Mobile cards is the FirePro Mobile W5130, which happens to be a cut-down version of the W5170. The card comes with the same Cape Verde GPU but some of its stream processors have been cut down, bringing the total number to 512. The clock speeds remain at up to 925 MHz for the GPU and up to 4000 MHz for the memory. The card also comes with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and a 128-bit memory bus.
The three new AMD FirePro Mobile video cards will soon be featured in Dell’s latest revision of its Precision mobile workstations. The FirePro W7170M will be available as a high-end option on the desktop replacement class Precision 17 7710, while the FirePro W5170M will also be available as an option in that laptop along with the Precision 15 7510. Meanwhile the FirePro W5130M will be shipping on the Precision 15 3510 as an upgrade for the integrated Intel iGPU.
Otherwise there’s no information whether you can purchase these video cards separately and how much they cost.