New AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Deliver Unprecedented Levels of Performance for New Mac Pro

Dual AMD Fire짯Pro pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics enable Open짯CL com짯pu짯te power matched with 4K dis짯play support 



SUNNYVALE, Calif. 12/23/2013 

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announ짯ced dual AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics solu짯ti짯ons (GPUs) deli짯ver unpre짯ce짯den짯ted levels of per짯for짯mance for the new Mac Pro. The AMD Fire짯Pro꽓 D300, D500 and D700 pro짯fes짯sio짯nal GPUs offer excep짯tio짯nal com짯pu짯te power and relia짯bi짯li짯ty for crea짯ti짯vi짯ty and pro짯duc짯ti짯vi짯ty in a wide ran짯ge of appli짯ca짯ti짯ons. With indus짯try-adopted Open짯CL꽓 (Open Com짯pu짯ting Lan짯guage) sup짯port, Mac Pro users have the abili짯ty to seam짯less짯ly edit full-reso짯lu짯ti짯on 4K video and simul짯ta짯neous짯ly ren짯der effects in the back짯ground, and still have enough per짯for짯mance to power up to three high-reso짯lu짯ti짯on 4K dis짯plays1.

The짯se new AMD Fire짯Pro GPUs are built on the strength of AMD셲 award-win짯ning Gra짯phics Core Next GPU design an archi짯tec짯tu짯re con짯cei짯ved from the ground up to intel짯li짯gent짯ly mana짯ge ren짯de짯ring and com짯pu짯te workloads. The com짯bi짯na짯ti짯on of AMD Fire짯Pro GPUs and Open짯CL stron짯gly sup짯port짯ed by both Apple and AMD is desi짯gned to deli짯ver mas짯si짯ve com짯pu짯te and gra짯phics per짯for짯mance in one com짯pact solution.

We are very proud to offer dual AMD Fire짯Pro pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics in the new Mac Pro to empower users with the power and per짯for짯mance they need for uncom짯pro짯mi짯sing crea짯ti짯vi짯ty and pro짯duc짯ti짯vi짯ty, said Matt Skyn짯ner, cor짯po짯ra짯te vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Gra짯phics Busi짯ness Unit, AMD. AMD pri짯des its짯elf on qua짯li짯ty sup짯port and deve짯lo짯p짯ment for our pro짯fes짯sio짯nal gra짯phics solu짯ti짯ons. Backed by award win짯ning gra짯phics tech짯no짯lo짯gy, we belie짯ve Mac Pro users will expe짯ri짯ence top notch results with AMD Fire짯Pro GPUs.

We are very exci짯ted to see the per짯for짯mance that our DaVin짯ci Resol짯ve cus짯to짯mers will get with the dual AMD Fire짯Pro GPUs fea짯tured in the new Mac Pro, said Grant Pet짯ty, CEO, Black짯ma짯gic Design. 쏷he com짯bi짯na짯ti짯on of the Open짯CL acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on of the AMD Fire짯Pro with the Mac Pro셲 revo짯lu짯ti짯on in pro desk짯top design and per짯for짯mance will be abso짯lut짯e짯ly ama짯zing for video and film professionals.

We real짯ly enjoy짯ed working with AMD to maxi짯mi짯ze MARI셲 per짯for짯mance on the new Mac Pro. We쇑춚e seen some of the best per짯for짯mance out of the box from MARI with the dual Fire짯Pro GPUs in the Mac Pro, said Jack Gre짯as짯ley, MARI Pro짯duct Mana짯ger at The Foundry.

The dual AMD Fire짯Pro GPU opti짯ons for Mac Pro fea짯ture up to 6GB of VRAM and up to 2048 stream pro짯ces짯sors per GPU, matched with top con짯fi짯gu짯ra짯ti짯ons capa짯ble of up to 7 tera짯flops of com짯pu짯ting power. OpenGL and Open짯CL are opti짯mi짯zed in OS X짰 Mavericks to levera짯ge the full com짯pu짯ting power of the Mac Pro and dual GPUs.

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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and Fire짯Pro are trade짯marks of Advan짯ced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for infor짯ma짯tio짯nal pur짯po짯ses only and may be trade짯marks of their respec짯ti짯ve owners. Open짯CL and the Open짯CL logo are trade짯marks of Apple Inc. used by per짯mis짯si짯on by Khronos. 

1. http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/performance/