AMD Launches the Industry’s Best Performing Low Profile Graphics Card for CAD for Both Small Form Factor and Tower Workstations

‚Äď AMD Fire¬≠Pro‚ĄĘ W4300 low pro¬≠fi¬≠le gra¬≠phics card  boasts unpre¬≠ce¬≠den¬≠ted fle¬≠xi¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty in its class ‚ÄĒ 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. ‚ÄĒ Dec. 1, 2015 ‚ÄĒ Today at Auto¬≠desk Uni¬≠ver¬≠si¬≠ty 2015,  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) unvei¬≠led the AMD Fire¬≠Pro‚ĄĘ W4300 for the best Com¬≠pu¬≠ter-Aided Design (CAD) per¬≠for¬≠mance that fits both small form fac¬≠tor (SFF) and tower work¬≠sta¬≠tions.1 The AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300 card expert¬≠ly inte¬≠gra¬≠tes a powerful GPU and 4GB of GDDR5 memo¬≠ry within a low-pro¬≠fi¬≠le design for instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on in SFF as well as full-sized sys¬≠tems. Orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠ons can now con¬≠fi¬≠dent¬≠ly sim¬≠pli¬≠fy their IT manage¬≠ment by stan¬≠dar¬≠di¬≠zing on a sin¬≠gle, capa¬≠ble pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal gra¬≠phics solu¬≠ti¬≠on throug¬≠hout their work¬≠sta¬≠tion deployment.

The AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300 pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal gra¬≠phics card is opti¬≠mi¬≠zed for the latest CAD appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons inclu¬≠ding Auto¬≠desk¬ģ Auto¬≠CAD, Inven¬≠tor as well as Revit¬ģ, Das¬≠sault Sys¬≠t√®¬≠mes Solid¬≠Works¬ģ and CATIA¬ģ, PTC Creo¬ģ, Sie¬≠mens NX‚ĄĘ, and many more. Engi¬≠nee¬≠ring pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nals can effi¬≠ci¬≠ent¬≠ly work with lar¬≠ge geo¬≠me¬≠try-inten¬≠se models and app¬≠ly GPU-acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ted fea¬≠tures in their pro¬≠jects, such as the new Order Inde¬≠pen¬≠dent Trans¬≠pa¬≠ren¬≠cy (OIT) mode sup¬≠port¬≠ed in SOLIDWORKS. Users can help increase pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty by visua¬≠li¬≠zing their work¬≠flows across up to six dis¬≠plays2, and up to 4K and 5K resolution.

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‚ÄúWe desi¬≠gned the AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300 spe¬≠ci¬≠fi¬≠cal¬≠ly for CAD,‚ÄĚ said Sean Bur¬≠ke, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, Rade¬≠on Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies Group, AMD. ‚ÄúCAD users rely on AMD Fire¬≠Pro gra¬≠phics cards to enable their appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on fea¬≠tures to best visua¬≠li¬≠ze their designs, and now can con¬≠ti¬≠nue to do so wit¬≠hout having to com¬≠pro¬≠mi¬≠se by using the latest ener¬≠gy effi¬≠ci¬≠ent, small form fac¬≠tor workstations.‚ÄĚ

Based on AMD Gra­phics Core Next (GCN) archi­tec­tu­re to opti­mi­ze uti­liza­ti­on and maxi­mi­ze per­for­mance, the AMD Fire­Pro W4300 card features:

  • 4GB GDDR5 GPU memo¬≠ry for lar¬≠ge pro¬≠jects hel¬≠ping to impro¬≠ve work¬≠flow appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on responsiveness.
  • AMD Eye¬≠fi¬≠ni¬≠ty mul¬≠ti-dis¬≠play tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy2 that allows the use of up to six ultra-high reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on dis¬≠plays, hel¬≠ping users to mul¬≠ti¬≠task across mul¬≠ti¬≠ple appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and dis¬≠plays with ease.
  • Four Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt 1.2a con¬≠nec¬≠tions stan¬≠dard (with sup¬≠port for up to six Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt moni¬≠tors via MST-enab¬≠led hub) and AMD Free¬≠Sync‚ĄĘ tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy3 that enables GPU con¬≠trol of the dis¬≠play refresh rate for tear-free dis¬≠play updates, cri¬≠ti¬≠cal for media and enter¬≠tain¬≠ment appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and workflows.
  • Open¬≠CL‚ĄĘ 2.0 sup¬≠port enab¬≠ling deve¬≠lo¬≠pers to take advan¬≠ta¬≠ge of new fea¬≠tures that give GPUs more free¬≠dom to do the work they are desi¬≠gned to do.
  • Uni¬≠que power moni¬≠to¬≠ring and manage¬≠ment tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies plus the maxi¬≠mum power con¬≠sump¬≠ti¬≠on of 50W in a low-pro¬≠fi¬≠le form fac¬≠tor. AMD Power¬≠Tu¬≠ne tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy4 dyna¬≠mi¬≠cal¬≠ly opti¬≠mi¬≠zes GPU power usa¬≠ge and AMD Zero¬≠Co¬≠re Power tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy4 signi¬≠fi¬≠cant¬≠ly redu¬≠ces power con¬≠sump¬≠ti¬≠on at idle.
  • Cer¬≠ti¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on on more than 100 dif¬≠fe¬≠rent appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons for impro¬≠ved per¬≠for¬≠mance and relia¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty, inclu¬≠ding the most popu¬≠lar design and engi¬≠nee¬≠ring and media and enter¬≠tain¬≠ment appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons. AMD Fire¬≠Pro‚ĄĘ pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal gra¬≠phics dri¬≠vers are released seve¬≠ral times each year and include per¬≠for¬≠mance and fea¬≠ture improvements.

The AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300 pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal gra¬≠phics card is curr¬≠ent¬≠ly in pro¬≠duc¬≠tion ‚ÄĒ cont¬≠act local dis¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠tors for avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty. Avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty from major work¬≠sta¬≠tion OEMs is plan¬≠ned for 2016. For more infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on, cont¬≠act the AMD Pro¬≠fes¬≠sio¬≠nal Gra¬≠phics Team by email: AMD.ProfessionalGraphics@amd.com

From Decem­ber 1 to 3, AMD Fire­Pro pro­ducts are on dis­play in booth 426 at Auto­desk Uni­ver­si­ty 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Based on AMD inter¬≠nal test¬≠ing as of Octo¬≠ber 12, 2015 using SPECview¬≠perf 12.0.1 to mea¬≠su¬≠re visu¬≠al per¬≠for¬≠mance and crea¬≠te the geo¬≠me¬≠tric avera¬≠ge results of the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing four CAD tests: catia-04, creo-01, sn-02 and sw-03. AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300 scored 47.23 vs. Qua¬≠dro K1200 which scored 38.99. Test sys¬≠tem: Intel E5-1650 v3 3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, Win7 64-bit SP1, AMD 15.201 beta23, Nvi¬≠dia 354.13. Indi¬≠vi¬≠du¬≠al scores for AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300: catia-04 = 38.79, creo-01 = 43.31, snx-02 = 45.65, sw-03 = 64.86. Indi¬≠vi¬≠du¬≠al scores for Qua¬≠dro K1200: catia-04 = 35.07, creo-01 = 32.77, snx-02 = 29, sw-03 = 69.35 FP-183 
  • AMD Eye¬≠fi¬≠ni¬≠ty tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy sup¬≠ports up to six Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt‚ĄĘ moni¬≠tors on an enab¬≠led gra¬≠phics card. Sup¬≠port¬≠ed dis¬≠play quan¬≠ti¬≠ty, type and reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on vary by model and board design; con¬≠firm spe¬≠ci¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons with manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠rer befo¬≠re purcha¬≠se. To enable more than two dis¬≠plays, or mul¬≠ti¬≠ple dis¬≠plays from a sin¬≠gle out¬≠put, addi¬≠tio¬≠nal hard¬≠ware such as Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt-rea¬≠dy moni¬≠tors or Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt 1.2 MST-enab¬≠led hubs may be requi¬≠red.  A maxi¬≠mum of two acti¬≠ve adap¬≠ters is recom¬≠men¬≠ded for con¬≠su¬≠mer sys¬≠tems. See www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details.
  • Free¬≠Sync is an AMD tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy desi¬≠gned to redu¬≠ce or eli¬≠mi¬≠na¬≠te screen tears in games and vide¬≠os by allo¬≠wing the monitor‚Äôs refresh rate to be con¬≠trol¬≠led by and syn¬≠chro¬≠ni¬≠zed to the gra¬≠phics card.  Requi¬≠res Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt 1.2a com¬≠pli¬≠ant moni¬≠tors that sup¬≠port Dis¬≠play¬≠Po¬≠rt Adaptive-Sync.
  • AMD Power¬≠Tu¬≠ne and AMD Zero¬≠Co¬≠re Power are tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies offe¬≠red by cer¬≠tain AMD Fire¬≠Pro‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ducts, which are desi¬≠gned to intel¬≠li¬≠gent¬≠ly mana¬≠ge GPU power con¬≠sump¬≠ti¬≠on in respon¬≠se to cer¬≠tain GPU load con¬≠di¬≠ti¬≠ons. Not all pro¬≠ducts fea¬≠ture all tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies ‚Äď check with your com¬≠po¬≠nent or sys¬≠tem manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠rer for spe¬≠ci¬≠fic model capabilities.

Cau­tio­na­ry Statement

This press release con¬≠ta¬≠ins for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments con¬≠cer¬≠ning Advan¬≠ced Micro Devices, Inc. (‚ÄúAMD‚ÄĚ), inclu¬≠ding the fea¬≠tures, func¬≠tion¬≠a¬≠li¬≠ty and avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of the AMD Fire¬≠Pro W4300; which are made pur¬≠su¬≠ant to the safe har¬≠bor pro¬≠vi¬≠si¬≠ons of the Pri¬≠va¬≠te Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties Liti¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠on Reform Act of 1995. For¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments are com¬≠mon¬≠ly iden¬≠ti¬≠fied by words such as ‚Äúwould,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúmay,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúexpects,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúbelie¬≠ves,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúplans,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúintends,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúpro¬≠jects,‚ÄĚ and other terms with simi¬≠lar mea¬≠ning. Inves¬≠tors are cau¬≠tio¬≠ned that the for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments in this press release are based on cur¬≠rent beliefs, assump¬≠ti¬≠ons and expec¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠ons, speak only as of the date of this docu¬≠ment and invol¬≠ve risks and uncer¬≠tain¬≠ties that could cau¬≠se actu¬≠al results to dif¬≠fer mate¬≠ri¬≠al¬≠ly from cur¬≠rent expec¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠ons. Risks include, wit¬≠hout limi¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠on the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing: that Intel Corporation‚Äôs domi¬≠nan¬≠ce of the micro¬≠pro¬≠ces¬≠sor mar¬≠ket and its aggres¬≠si¬≠ve busi¬≠ness prac¬≠ti¬≠ces may limit AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to com¬≠pe¬≠te effec¬≠tively; that AMD reli¬≠es on Glo¬≠bal¬≠Found¬≠ries Inc. (GF) to manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠re most of its micro¬≠pro¬≠ces¬≠sor and APU pro¬≠ducts and cer¬≠tain of its GPU and semi-cus¬≠tom pro¬≠ducts. If GF is not able to satis¬≠fy AMD‚Äôs manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring requi¬≠re¬≠ments, AMD‚Äôs busi¬≠ness could be adver¬≠se¬≠ly impac¬≠ted; that AMD reli¬≠es on third par¬≠ties to manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠re its pro¬≠ducts, and if they are unable to do so on a time¬≠ly basis in suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent quan¬≠ti¬≠ties and using com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠ti¬≠ve tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies, AMD‚Äôs busi¬≠ness could be mate¬≠ri¬≠al¬≠ly adver¬≠se¬≠ly affec¬≠ted; fail¬≠ure to achie¬≠ve expec¬≠ted manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring yields for AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts could nega¬≠tively impact its finan¬≠cial results; the suc¬≠cess of its busi¬≠ness is depen¬≠dent upon its abili¬≠ty to intro¬≠du¬≠ce pro¬≠ducts on a time¬≠ly basis with fea¬≠tures and per¬≠for¬≠mance levels that pro¬≠vi¬≠de value to its cus¬≠to¬≠mers while sup¬≠port¬≠ing and coin¬≠ci¬≠ding with signi¬≠fi¬≠cant indus¬≠try tran¬≠si¬≠ti¬≠ons; if AMD can¬≠not gene¬≠ra¬≠te suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent reve¬≠nue and ope¬≠ra¬≠ting cash flow or obtain exter¬≠nal finan¬≠cing, it may face a cash short¬≠fall and be unable to make all of its plan¬≠ned invest¬≠ments in rese¬≠arch and deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment or other stra¬≠te¬≠gic invest¬≠ments; the loss of a signi¬≠fi¬≠cant cus¬≠to¬≠mer may have a mate¬≠ri¬≠al adver¬≠se effect on AMD; glo¬≠bal eco¬≠no¬≠mic uncer¬≠tain¬≠ty may adver¬≠se¬≠ly impact AMD‚Äôs busi¬≠ness and ope¬≠ra¬≠ting results; the com¬≠ple¬≠ti¬≠on and impact of the 2015 res¬≠truc¬≠tu¬≠ring plan, its trans¬≠for¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on initia¬≠ti¬≠ves  and fur¬≠ther res¬≠truc¬≠tu¬≠ring actions could adver¬≠se¬≠ly affect AMD;; AMD may not be able to gene¬≠ra¬≠te suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent cash to ser¬≠vice its debt obli¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠ons or meet its working capi¬≠tal requi¬≠re¬≠ments; AMD has a sub¬≠stan¬≠ti¬≠al amount of indeb¬≠ted¬≠ness which could adver¬≠se¬≠ly affect its finan¬≠cial posi¬≠ti¬≠on and pre¬≠vent it from imple¬≠men¬≠ting its stra¬≠tegy or ful¬≠fil¬≠ling its con¬≠trac¬≠tu¬≠al obli¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠ons; the agree¬≠ments gover¬≠ning AMD‚Äôs notes and its amen¬≠ded and resta¬≠ted seni¬≠or secu¬≠red asset based line of cre¬≠dit for a prin¬≠ci¬≠pal amount up to $500 mil¬≠li¬≠on impo¬≠se rest¬≠ric¬≠tions on AMD that may adver¬≠se¬≠ly affect AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to ope¬≠ra¬≠te its busi¬≠ness; the mar¬≠kets in which AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts are sold are high¬≠ly com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠ti¬≠ve. Inves¬≠tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer¬≠tain¬≠ties in AMD‚Äôs Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties and Exch¬≠an¬≠ge Com¬≠mis¬≠si¬≠on filings, inclu¬≠ding but not limi¬≠t¬≠ed to AMD‚Äôs Quar¬≠ter¬≠ly Report on Form 10‚ÄĎQ for the quar¬≠ter ended Sep¬≠tem¬≠ber 26, 2015.