Zoic studios worked with AMD FirePro to create this CG render of ‘Revenge of TMag’ using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox. There is extensive use of hardware tessellation and PTex ( Procedural Texture ) running in a shader. VRay using OpenCL-acceleration was used for lighting and offline final rendering.
Zoic also uses AMD FirePro remote graphics technology for their designers/engineers.
Saphire Professional Graphics ran a performance comparison of the AMD FirePro W5000 vs Nvidia Quadro 2000 in SolidWorks 2013 across rendering modes: Shaded, Shaded with Edges, Shaded + RealView, Shaded with Edges + RealView and Shadow, Shaded RealView + Shadow. The video is annotated with each phase of the test.
Quick Summary: the AMD FirePro W5000 took 1min and 38 seconds. The Nvidia Q2000 took about 3 mins, almost 1.8X times compared to the FirePro W5000.
Wonder what the AMD FirePro / Dell Precision Workstation booth looked like at PTC Live Global? Check out these two pics and the real-time demo showing the performance advantage of AMD FirePro graphics over Nvidia Quadro in PTC Creo 2.0 for both transparency performance and shaded performance.
The AMD FirePro team was in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi speaking to press and partners to discuss the future of professional graphics in India, the real-world professional graphics advantage of AMD FirePro technology and how AMD FirePro is positioned to be the professional graphics market leader in India.
A few pics and video (Ed Caracappa, Director of Global Sales & Business Development, Professional Graphics) from the on-going tour.
Next week is PTC Live Global 2013 and AMD FirePro will team with Dell to present several demos (booth #215) and presentations.
What to look for:
Demos (booth #215)
AMD FirePro Eyefinity demo using 3 X 27" Dell UltraSharp portrait displays
AMD FirePro Eyefinity CAD workflow using 3 displays
PTC demo using Dell Precision M6700 mobile workstation with AMD FirePro M6000 Mobility Pro graphics and Eyefinity
Remote workstation demo using Dell R7610 with virtualized clients and dedicated AMD FirePro W5000 graphics
Session: PART111 - Dramatic Performance Increases for PTC Creo with a Workstation and Professional Graphics
Date & Time: Tue, Jun 11, 2013, 10:15 - 11:00AM
Location: Room 202 B
This class will help you select and configure a professional workstation to provide optimal performance for PTC products
Session: PART113 - GPU Acceleration with PTC Creo Parametric – push your design and engineering productivity to the limit!
Date & Time: Tue, Jun 11, 2013, 4:00 - 4:45PM
Location: Room 202 B
This presentation will demonstrate the specific tuning optimizations and tools in Creo that leverage your system’s graphics card (GPU), provide examples of unique customer scenarios where graphics performance has impacted their workflow, and provide ways to ensure you get the best performance and a great visual experience for your investment. (Session detail as a PDF).
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