AMD FirePro powers 2 out of 3 of the top ranked mobile workstations in Feb 2015

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 23, 2015

We occasionally follow the rankings of the top mobile workstations and once again, AMD FirePro is the GPU behind 2 out of 3 of the top ranked laptops.
Check out AMD FirePro mobile solutions to learn more about the specific GPUs and which Dell and HP laptops include them.

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Tags: Benchmarks

Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 gets the AMD FirePro edge

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 19, 2015
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Panasonic Toughbook is legendary for its ruggedness and is widely known for its reliability and durability, even in extreme operating conditions. The inclusion of AMD FirePro M5100 in the CF-54 series opens up new opportunities for architects, project managers and engineers who demand the ultimate combination of durability, reliability and workstation-class performance with certified application support for work in a semi-harsh indoor or outdoor environment.

Toughbooks are rugged devices that are drop-proof and water resistant. Primary markets are automotive, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, mining and defense industries.  The CF-54 will be lighter than previous models and provide professional graphics with the AMD FirePro mobility series. More info in this news release: AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Provide Outstanding Visual Performance for Panasonic Toughbook CF-54.

Learn more about the AMD FirePro M5100 that powers the new Toughbook including the unique power monitoring and management technologies.

Weighs less than a toolbox but does more!
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Adidas uses AMD FirePro for projection mapping presentation of product line in central Europe

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 13, 2015

Adidas wanted to find a way to energize Adidas wholesalers in Central Eastern Europe about marketing strategies and new product lines. They worked with the Czech agency XLAB to develop a complex projection mapping and multimedia solution using AMD FirePro GPUs with Eyefinity Technology.

XLAB used 4 Panasonic HD projectors driven by two AMD FirePro GPUs, to illuminate the stage setup from all angles with colorful 3D graphics and Adidas image videos. Models and images were created using Cinema 4D, Photoshop, After Effects and composited using Ventuz software. The projection mapping was coordinated with live presentations and performance.

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I mentioned XLabs in a previous post for their work with AMD FirePros to create a 15 meter, real-time holographic-like projection at the Noise Poison Festival in Slovakia.

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HP DreamColor Display used in production of Oscar-nominated films - wins Academy Award

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 13, 2015

The Academy Awards honored the HP DreamColor Display and its developers with the Scientific and Engineering Award or the impact it’s made in film, providing affordable, consistent and stable color throughout the film production process

HP DreamColor Displays were used in a number of the films nominated for the 2015 Best Visual Effects categories and Best Animated Film , including: Weta Digital for visual effects on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and DreamWorks Animation for Best Animated Feature Film, “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.

DreamColor displays support AMD FirePro 4K output support and 10-bit color available on all WX1000 series GPUs.

Tags: HP

AMD FirePro WX100 Series Professional Graphics Cards Overview on newegg TV

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 12, 2015

Newegg TV interviews Jon Clark about the AMD FirePro WX100 series targeted across the entire line of professional markets (CAD, Design, Media & Entertainment, Medical, Digital Signage, Financial, GPU Compute).

It’s a worthwhile watch even if you know something about the FirePro line. Jon shows and describe each card and the market it applies to.

Across the entire FirePro WX100 line from the 26 watt W2100 to the top of the line W9100:

  • Support across the line for 4k displays
  • Twice the frame buffer over previous WX00 seriess
  • OpenCL 2.0 supports
  • They all do play games supporting DirectX 11 (and soon 12)
  • All have certified drivers for professional apps
  • PCIe Gen 3 (important for support compute for the CPU)

Tags: Hardware

PTC Creo 3.0 performance and interactivity radically accelerated on AMD FirePro -  up to 40X

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 12, 2015

AMD FirePro made news with Creo 2.0 and Order Independent Transparency (OIT). That has only been trumped by AMD FirePro with Creo 3.0.  Check out the new analysis, benchmarks and comparisons. Cut to the chase summary: In Creo 3.0 you get even greater performance and greater interactivity when working with large assemblies and complex models. Users don’t have to have a trade-off between visual fidelity and model complexity.

You can review the more details in this PTC Creo 3.0 PDF.

PTC Creo 3.0 on an AMD FirePro W7100 can run up to 2.5x faster in shaded mode than the Nvidia K4200
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Tags: CAD, PTC

[VIDEO] Check out the AMD FirePro Wills Wing hang glider in flight

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 11, 2015

If you can’t make it to SOLIDWORKS World 2015 to check out the AMD FirePro booth 501, at least you can check out this video.
This is the hang glider designed, visualized, sim-tested and manufactured by Wills Wing using SOLIDWORKS on AMD FirePro powered systems.

Specifically they used SolidWorks for 3D mechanical and electrical design, as well as finite element analysis simulation. They also use a CNC machine for producing various free form parts. Wills Wing hang gliders are typically 10 meters wide with crucial components with tolerances of a fraction of a mm. Being able to visualize them in real time, with ambient occlusion and OIT, all in detail is very important.

In the video Wills Wing President and Designer Steven Pearson flying the AMD FirePro T2C above Crestline, CA.

AMD FirePro powered Par4Keet player wins the Best Display Product at the InAVation Awards 2015

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 11, 2015

The AMD FirePro powered Par4Keet player has been awarded the Best Display Product at the InAVation Awards 2015. Green Hippo’s Par4Keet player, combines class-leading video playback at 4K and beyond along with true real-time media manipulation and multi-screen configurability for super-creative display layouts, all enabled by AMD FirePro W-Series GPUs.

Green Hippo has been working with the AMD FirePro team to enhance their full suite of AViary Video Tools, aimed at the corporate, AV and digital display market.

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Top-selling HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server now available with AMD FirePro S9150

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 10, 2015
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The top-selling HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server is designed to reduce costs and complexity in the data center while providing high performance GPU capability. The Gen9 is now configurable with an AMD FirePro S9150 (the GPU that powered the most energy efficient supercomputer in the Green500).

More pics of what to look for at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 10, 2015

Just got a bunch of new pics showing the AMD FirePro presence at SOLIDWORKS World 2015.  Check em out!
Want to learn more about how to get the most our of SOLIDWORKS using AMD FirePro for CAD modeling with sophisticated rendering and simulation?

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