AMD Launches the AMD FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card for Deployment in Data Centers

AMD Launches the AMD FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card for Deployment in Data 
Offers an Easy and Flexible Workstation-Class 3D and Multimedia User
Experience Over Networks 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --   AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced the arrival of the AMD FirePro(TM) R5000 remote graphics
card, a flexible, manageable solution designed and engineered to
power remote 3D-graphics workflows and full computing experiences
over IP networks. The energy-, space- and cost-efficient AMD FirePro
R5000 is the ideal solution for IT managers operating in data center
environments where limited space, power budgets and cooling costs
pose a constant challenge. 
The AMD FirePro R5000 combines AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN)
Architecture with Teradici's PCoIP(R) technology, and delivers a 3D
experience with low latency transmission -- ideal for mid-range
multimonitor endpoints such as those used by CAD, medical imaging and
financial services professionals. The AMD FirePro R5000 also
complements IT security protocols by safeguarding corporate IP, since
critical information never leaves the data center. 
"IT professionals are looking for a secure and straight forward
cloud-based graphics solution that delivers core functionality
capable of adapting to meet each employee's unique graphics needs,"
said David Cummings, senior director and general manager of AMD
Professional Graphics. "The AMD FirePro R5000 meets these needs,
delivering the flexibility, functionality, security and
industry-leading graphics capabilities companies look for when
deciding on a remote graphics solution." 
AMD FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Features and Benefits 

--  Low Power Solution: Maximum power consumption of 150W helps to
    minimize power costs and enables the use of small footprint low power
    client devices that are capable of supporting up to four displays
--  Effective Cooling: Minimizes system heat and fan noise in employee
    work areas, helps to reduce cooling costs and create cooler, quieter
    workspaces while a variable speed fan adjusts to accelerate the
    exchange of air heated by server components for cooler ambient air;
--  Scale and Simplicity: Centrally located in the data center, IT can
    accommodate flexib
le seating arrangements or provide employees with
    zero clients, ultimately helping IT get employees up and running more
--  Flexibility of Deployment: Delivers the deployment flexibility IT
    needs, including the option to deploy in desktop workstations, rack
    and blade servers, and PCIe(R) expansion chassis;
--  Power Management: AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power intelligent
    power management and monitoring tools enable IT managers to
    effectively track and contain power usage;
--  High Performance Remote Protocol: The next generation Teradici
    TERA2240 host processor is able to transmit up to 300 megapixels per
    second and drive up to four displays per end user, with refresh rates
    up to 60 frames per second giving what Teradici describes as "the best
    remote user experience possible."

"With the introduction of the AMD FirePro R5000 with Teradici PCoIP
processor, IT departments now have powerful centralized computing
solutions that are easy to manage, and deliver the graphics
performance required to handle high resolution images, video and 3D
models with ease," said Trent Punnett, vice president of Product
Management, System Engineering and Corporate Development at Teradici.
"In addition, the AMD FirePro R5000 can be brokered and managed by
VMware View giving a common broker and management window across both
workstation and VDI desktops, and works with PCoIP zero clients that
are offered by an ecosystem of over 30 OEMs." 
The AMD FirePro R5000 is rigorously tested by AMD to ensure readiness
for demanding professional use. It is a durable remote graphics
solution intended to increase asset utilization density, meet
real-world workloads and ultimately help IT minimize operating costs
and time spent on servicing individual systems.  
"Tasked with finding a thin client solution capable accelerating
real-time 2D and basic 3D graphics for game development and computer
animation classes, we turned to AMD's first generation remote
graphics product, the ATI FirePro(TM) RG220," said Mahesh Neelakanta,
director of the Technical Services Group, Florida Atlantic
University. "Not only were we able to conserve energy and save time
on system maintenance, the graphics cards were able to handle video,
2D images and animations, and 3D elements without bogging down the
system or noticeable pixelation. Offering a more powerful GPU, four
times the memory and nearly eight times the memory bandwidth of the
RG220, the R5000 will allow us to deploy remote systems for our more
advanced classes and configure multimonitor set ups our students will
eventually encounter in the workplace." 
Backed by a three-year warranty and planned three-year minimum
lifecycle, the AMD FirePro R5000 will be available from select
retailers and channel partners. 
Supporting Resources 

--  Product pages: AMD FirePro(TM) R5000
--  Learn more about AMD FirePro(TM) remote graphics
--  Follow AMD FirePro graphics news on Twitter at @AMDFirePro
--  Become a fan of AMD technology on Facebook

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