AMD has announced an updated FirePro W9100 workstation graphics card at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. With the new FirePro W9100 32GB, AMD recaptures the ‘industry leading memory support’ crown. Less than a month ago Nvidia unleashed its Quadro M6000, updated with 24GB GDDR5, beating the FirePro W9100 16GB workstation graphics card in support for large asset workflows.
Raja Koduri, senior vice-president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), AMD talked about the new FirePro fitting in with AMD’s twin pronged professional graphics card strategy, alongside the Radeon Pro Duo. “Some professional creative workflows demand very high bandwidth memory subsystems while others demand high memory size,” said Koduri, referring to the two graphics cards at the head of AMD’s workstation stable.