After the launch of the new Quadro M6000 GPU from NVIDIA, it was clear that AMD will respond with a similar product. Just a week away, AMD comes with FirePro S9300 X2, a dual-GPU video card, and although it cannot compete with NVIDIA’s solution in terms of memory, it boasts the latest technology and fastest form of HBM modules. The price is another story, being even higher than that of its direct competitor.
S9300 X2 comes with two Fiji’s 28nm graphics processors, each clocked at 850 GHz in boost mode. AMD tries to fit this GPU in an attractive segment for companies in need of professional solutions with low power consumption. This model consumes 300 Watts, despite the fact that it uses two chips. In comparison with the S9170 model, where the single-chip consumes 275 W.
Each S9300 X2 GPU comes with 4 GB HBM RAM at 4096 bit, which should provide high performance. AMD says that the new professional graphics card can be used with success in the realization of neural networks in scientific domains and in projects dealing with the processing and analysis of a large amount of data.
The new FirePro S9300 X2 with Fiji cores thus joins the FirePro series, based on the Hawaii architecture (which gets up to 32 GB GDDR5) at a very steep price. Those wishing to integrate such a GPU will have to pull $6000 out of their pockets.