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News AMD announces 32GB FirePro S9170 GPU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Jul 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    That's all well and good, but will it run minecraft?
     
  3. DC74

    DC74 Doh!

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    Aptly named the Firepro then since it demands a lot more power, more power = more heat. When will AMD learn and sort out its efficiency on both it's CPU and GPU's?

    This new GPU might be faster but it requires more power which means a bank of these will need even more power and cooling and the cost of running the server increases much further than using Nvidia's. I'm surprised AMD are still in business.
     
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  4. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    If you do the maths, this Firepro card is actually more efficient than the current Nvidia offerings.

    I wonder when (or if) we'll see HPC cards with HBM.
     

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