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Professional Graphics in the Office, on the Road or in the Cloud

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AMD FirePro professional graphics made some noise at SolidWorks World (Booth# 201) in San Diego, California to reveal the latest and greatest for attendees at the annual event.


AMD showed some amazing professional solutions designed to help users get the most from SolidWorks®. Along with Dell and its Dell Precision™ workstations, AMD demonstrated a range of certified professional solutions for use in the office, on the road or in the cloud.

Here’s a quick overview of the AMD FirePro graphics showcase:

  • Advanced Visualization: Helping professionals get the most from their SolidWorks experience, AMD demonstrated how AMD FirePro professional graphics enable advance visualization with powerful features like RealView and OIT (order of independent transparency) as well as virtual scenes in 3DVIA.


  • Consumer vs. Professional: Attendees discovered the benefits of going professional with AMD FirePro graphics and access outstanding performance and stability, as well as advanced features and 3D settings in SolidWorks -- not possible with consumer graphics cards.


  • Dell Precision™ Workstations: AMD collaborated with Dell to exhibit SolidWorks applications.
  • SolidWorks in the Cloud: Powered by the newly certified AMD FirePro


AMD FirePro™ R5000 remote graphics is the only single-card remote graphics solution that features an on-board PCoIP processor and is certified for SolidWorks® 2014, 2013 and 20121. The AMD FirePro R5000 combines a professional grade graphics processing unit (GPU) and the Teradici TERA2240 PCoIP host processor into a single-slot PCIe® card, the only such stand-alone solution in the market.  The AMD FirePro R5000 is designed for mainstream CAD/CAM/CAE workflows, and can support up to four remote displays for efficient multi-tasking. The AMD FirePro R5000 can be deployed and centrally managed in the data center, enabling a full workstation computing experience for users over the corporate network. Or it can be deployed in a desktop at the user’s desk. Either way, the system can be configured so the end user can access their desktop and designs from a variety of devices, from anywhere over the Internet. 

For more information on AMD FirePro graphics solutions, visit:

Rob Jamieson is an ISV Alliance Manager for Professional Graphics at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.


*Originally Posted by System Admin in AMD Business on Feb 5, 2014 9:02:30 AM