AMD launches FirePro W600 professional graphics card
AMD this week launched the FirePro W600 professional graphics card, the first professional graphics card using the 28nm GCN architecture. Designed to be used in high-resolution, content rich multi-screen display wall environments, the card supports up to 6 high resolution screens via six mini-DisplayPort connectors, giving a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304, 30 bits per pixel at 60Hz, and using only 75W in it's maximum configuration.
The card uses 2GB GDDR5 memory, and supports two HD video streams, using AMD's Unified Video Decoder. When creating one large image using projectors, a projection overlap capability allows the creation of one large image, with seamless joins between the separate outputs, making the card ideal for large wall displays.
Each of the six display outputs supports an independent audio stream, giving an overall more realistic sound output. This is all in a full-height, half length, single slot card. The card supports the same OpenGL 4.2 and DirectX 11 found on mainstream desktop graphics cards.
Multiple W600 cards can be used together to provide a larger display output, using 12 or more displays. The capabilities are expected to be expanded on in Q4 2012, with projection edge blending and image warping planned at that time.
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