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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[PICS] AMD FirePro at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 for manufacturing, visualization, collaboration

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 09, 2015

AMD FirePro is at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 showing solutions for manufacturing, visualization, collaboration and cloud computing.
Below are a few pics live off the show floor. Check out the custom hang glider over the booth designed in SOLIDWORKS with AMD FirePro graphics by Wills Wing.

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80’s style Retrowave video produced using AMD FirePro on Mac Pro

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 05, 2015

This video produced by Florian Renner, is a cool example of what you can do on the Mac Pro using dual AMD FirePro GPUs.

Retrowave from Florian Renner on Vimeo.

Low Latency and Stutter-Free Rendering in VR and Graphics Applications at GDC 2015

Posted by Tony DeYoung on February 03, 2015
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AMD will be presenting a talk at GDC 2015 on using the GPU for Low Latency and Stutter-Free Rendering in VR and Graphics Applications This talk will provide a detailed explanation of several mechanisms by which graphics engine developers can dramatically reduce both actual and perceived latency and “stuttering” in graphics and virtual reality applications running on modern GPUs such as those powered by the AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Real world examples of optimized AAA content will be discussed and explained, complete with before and after performance metrics.

Location:  Room 2014, West Hall
Date:  Wednesday, March 4
Time:  3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter: Layla Mah |  Lead Architect of Virtual Reality and Advanced Rendering, AMD

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