Advanced Micro Devices has recently announced its new monster GPU dubbed as the AMD FirePro S9150 which is touted to go toe-to-toe with the NVidia Tesla K40 in the server GPU category.
Equipped with a whopping 16GB of GDDR5 RAM and 320GB/s memory bandwidth, the FirePro S9150is expected to bring incredible graphics performance which is crucial for the supercomputers that it will cater to.
AMD was also keen to point out that the FirePro S9150 only requires the same maximum power (235 watts) as the Tesla K40, yet delivers better single precision floating-point performance (5.07 TFLOPS vs 4.29 TFLOPS) and double precision floating-point performance (2.53 TFLOPS vs 1.43 TFLOPS).
AMD FirePro S9150 specs:
Architecture: GCN 1.1
Stream Cores: 2,816
Bus Type: GDDR5
Bus Width: 512-bit
Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
Power and Performance:
TDP: 235 watts
5.07 TFLOPS (Single Precision) / 2.53 TFLOPS (Double Precision)
Various partners, including ASUS and Gigabyte, have already expressed their interests on the new FirePro S9150 and it will most likely be available on the third quarter of the year. Official pricing has not been announced at the time of writing.