AMD Announces FirePro R5000 Graphics Card for Data Centers

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whr4usa

does anybody know if I can SLI a 690 with a titan?

or use a 690 for PhysX and the Titan for display?

MaxPC can you shed some light on this..?

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severnia

so how exactly does this work? does this turn a thinclient into remote desktop on steroids? Could you do a LAN party with a handfull of wimpy $200 PC's and one bad ass server in kinda a sudo-'OnLive' setup?

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AFDozerman

Yes, that's exactly what it's for, although I don't imagine it has ever been used for gaming. A typical situation would be if, say four or five engineers are working on different designs, they could all share one server that would be running different instances of their software.

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severnia

I guess that makes more sense than 4-5 Workstation class machines, but im guessing the price tag on this card isnt far off from what a workstation would cost any way.

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AFDozerman

Well, based on the name, I would assume that it is related to the W5000, which is about five hundred dollars. At that price, it would definitely be worth it, but then you have to worry about NV's competition part. Being an AMD fanboi, I would probably get it anyways!

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severnia

Check this out:

http://techreport.com/news/24405/firepro-r5000-targets-remote-graphics-workstations

you CAN use it for gaming... provided you have gigabit ethernet between it and the end user lol. This couple with one of those fun little SFF PC's that run an Atom CPU or equivalent would blow 'Big Picture Mode' (from steam) right the hell out of the water. I have 2 of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119050
in my house for HTPC duty and they are coupled to a beefy home server that could handle a few of these cards and have enough horsepower to run 2 decent games at once. 2x xeon Quad cores, 72GB ram and 20TB Raid array with 4x gigabit teamed nics into a Layer 2 managed switch. If you are ballpark right on the price, this could be VERY interesting.

BTW, im an Nvidia fan. AMD makes nice cards, i just cant stand the catalyst software suite.

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AFDozerman

Looks like mainframes are making a comeback.

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limitbreaker

If only wintel could use all this time he has for trolling to go looking for a job.

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Neufeldt2002

Seems that Silencer without the period is another fake.

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Zstreek

Typo in the title line? Seriously?

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RubberDucky

There is a typo in this article. You accidentally put cane instead of can.

"The FirePro R5000 cane remote up to four 1920x1200 resolution displays per user."

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