The AMD FirePro W5000 graphic card was introduced into the market on August 2012. This video card is powered by 768 processors each running at a clock speed of 825 MHz. The FirePro W5000 integrates a 2048 MB GDDR5 memory. The memory transfer rate of this video card is 102.4 GB/s.
Performance And Power
As an indicator of computing performance, the FirePro W5000 can deliver up to 1267.2 GFLOPS of single precision computing power. Furthermore, the graphic performance of this video card shows a pixel fill rate of 26.4 Gigapixels/s and a texture fill rate of 39.6 Gigatexels/s. The FirePro W5000graphic card draws a power of up to 75 W.
The FirePro W5000 video card is compatible with motherboards with PCI-E 3.0 x 16 support. Additionnally, In addition, the display port supported by this video card are: "2 x DisplayPort, Dual-Link DVI" .
As per the software support, it can support the following programming interfaces and libraries: " DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, Shader Model 5.0 ". OpenGL is a cross language and multi-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics. OpenGL is used to interact with a GPU to harness Hardware-accelerated rendering and eliminates the need to recompile shaders making it an efficient and performance oriented standard. Microsoft DirectX is an Application programming Interface for the Windows operating systems which Integrates well with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. The Microsoft DirectX 10 is a significant step in 3D graphics. It features a highly optimized runtime, powerfull geometry sharders, and many other features. The Microsoft DirectX 11, introduced with Windows 7, brings numerous improvement over its precedessor DirectX 10. It is designed to be more efficient, supports sophisticated shading and texturing techniques and levearage the use of multi processors, resulting in smoother 3D animations. The open computing language (OpenCL) is programming interface used for general purpose programming across CPUs and GPUs and other processors. The standard gives developers the portability and efficiency of heterogeneous processing platforms.