August 15, 2012
By DE Editors
AMD has launched the AMD FirePro A300 Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for entry-level and mainstream desktop workstations. Featuring AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, the new APUs are designed for CAD and media and entertainment (M&E) workflows.
The APUs support AMD Turbo Core technology, as well as horizontal display resolutions up to 10,240 x 1600 pixels, enabling large desktop spaces across multiple high-resolution display devices for advanced multitasking.
Discrete Compute Offload (DCO) allows additional compute capability by using discrete AMD FirePro GPUs in parallel with APU graphics for extended GPGPU performance. The APUs also offer 30-bit color support to enable image and color fidelity for advanced workflows such as color correction and image processing when using displays capable of 10-bit-per-channel operation, and dedicated UVD (universal video decoder/VCE, or video CODEC engine) media encoding hardware for faster “fixed function” GPU processing of H.264/MPEG4 files and other motion media formats when using compatible software, to free up CPU resources for other tasks.
For more information, visit AMD.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.