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AMD Reveals FirePro S9300 X2: Dual Fiji For The Enterprise

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Today, AMD announced a new enterprise-grade GPU designed for deep learning machines, data processing, analytics and development platforms for exascale computing. The AMD FirePro S9300 X2 puts two Fiji GPUs on a single PCB with high bandwidth memory (HBM) onboard, offering up to an incredible 13.9 TFLOPS in single-precision floating point computing.

AMD FirePro S9300 X2
Stream Processors8192 (4096 per GPU)
Base Clock850 MHz
GPU Compute (Single-Precision)13.9 TFLOPS
GPU Compute (Dual-Precision)0.8 TFLOPS
Memory 8GB (4GB per GPU)
Total Memory Bandwidth1024 GB/s
Memory InterfaceNon-ECC HBM
TDP300 Watts

The AMD FirePro S9300 X2 is being heralded as the "world’s fastest" single-precision GPU accelerator, and with a 1TB/s memory bandwidth, HBM memory and 8,192 stream processors, it very well could be. This is also the enterprise debut of a dual-GPU graphics card with the Fiji architecture, a treatment we recently saw given to the consumer segment in the form of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo.

Although the single-precision compute performance of the new FirePro is impressively high at 13.9 TFLOPS, its dual-precision calculations are decidedly more moderate by comparison at 0.8 TFLOPS, giving the S9300 X2 a defined purpose in the enterprise space as a single-precision floating point powerhouse.

The new product is featured in CHIME (the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment), a radio telescope with the goal of collecting data that will be used to produce a map of cosmic structure over the largest volume of the universe we have ever observed, a task that clearly requires a massive amount of rendering horsepower. The radio telescope uses a cluster of AMD FirePro S9300 X2 GPUs to render the collected data in real time.

AMD's FirePro S9300 X2 will be available from AMD partners and OEMs in Q2 2016. It's priced at $5,999.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.