AMD Launches the AMD FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card

AMD Introduces New Graphics Cards for Data Centers

by Anton Shilov
02/25/2013 | 08:41 PM



Advanced Micro Devices has announced the arrival of the AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card, a flexible, manageable solution designed and engineered to power remote 3D-graphics workflows and full computing experiences over IP networks. The energy-, space- and cost-efficient AMD FirePro R5000 is the ideal solution for IT managers operating in data center environments where limited space, power budgets and cooling costs pose a constant challenge.

The AMD FirePro R5000 combines AMD’s graphics core next (GCN) architecture with Teradici’s powerful Tera2240 host processor, and delivers a 3D experience with low latency transmission - ideal for mid-range multi-monitor endpoints such as those used by CAD, medical imaging and financial services professionals. The AMD FirePro R5000 also complements IT security protocols by safeguarding corporate IP, since critical information never leaves the data center.

AMD FirePro R5000 graphics card is based on an unknown GCN graphics processor with 256-bit memory interface (presumably code-named Pitcairn that powers AMD Radeon HD 7800-series graphics cards) and is equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory with 102GB/s bandwidth. The card can drive up to six displays: two using local miniDisplayPort connectors and up to four remote monitors.

“IT professionals are looking for a secure and straight forward cloud-based graphics solution that delivers core functionality capable of adapting to meet each employee’s unique graphics needs. The AMD FirePro R5000 meets these needs, delivering the flexibility, functionality, security and industry-leading graphics capabilities companies look for when deciding on a remote graphics solution,” said David Cummings, senior director and general manager of AMD professional graphics.

The AMD FirePro R5000 is rigorously tested by AMD to ensure readiness for demanding professional use. It is a durable remote graphics solution intended to increase asset utilization density, meet real-world workloads and ultimately help IT minimize operating costs and time spent on servicing individual systems.

“With the introduction of the AMD FirePro R5000 with Teradici PCoIP processor, IT departments now have powerful centralized computing solutions that are easy to manage, and deliver the graphics performance required to handle high resolution images, video and 3D models with ease. In addition, the AMD FirePro R5000 can be brokered and managed by VMware View giving a common broker and management window across both workstation and VDI desktops, and works with PCoIP zero clients that are offered by an ecosystem of over 30 OEMs,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of product management, system engineering and corporate development at Teradici.