At the time the Quadro from Nvidia was announced, AMD presented an important upgrade to its professional graphic cards the AMD FirePro, completing the renovation of their catalog that began with their spectacular FirePro W9100 and the second best in performance W8100.
The newest announced models are the FirePro W7100, W5100, W4100 and the W2100. Like the new Quadro the improvements over previous generations go by an increase in power and bandwidth memory and it along with supporting 4K monitors in all the series.
It stands out above the rest of the FirePro W7100, developed with the new generation graphics core ‘Tonga’ that will also reach Radeon consumer models. It will be a cheaper version of the FirePro W9100 and W8100 FirePro with sufficient performance for a vast majority of workstations.
With the new GNC 1.1 architecture, it counts on 1792 stream processors and 8 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory on 256-bit interface and a frequency of 5 GHz. The core frequency has not been provided but an increase in the stream processors and double the memory, guarantee better upgrades than the W7000 which it has replaced.
It is equipped with four DisplayPort video outputs to support four simultaneous monitors up to 4K 30 Hz while three monitors 4K would be supported if the frequency is 60 Hz.
The rest of the models use Bonaire or Cape Verde cores which have a lower performance but cover all needs at a lower price. The price has not been provided. If war between GeForce and Radeon is the same in power use the same applies to professional graphics with the launch of new models from large companies in graphic sector.