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According to SweClockers AMD plans to introduce the most lavish graphics processor Hawaii from September, but primarily for professional users through one or more graphics cards in the series Firepro. The emphasis is on general calculations via the open interface OpenCL, AMD uses to compete against Nvidia's proprietary CUDA.
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how long was it between the time Nvidia released it's professional GK110 (Tesla) and actually released the consumer grade models Titan/780?

If AMD is releasing the professional models of it in September, we should be getting some concrete specs and a possible launch window within the next month or so right?
 

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I am wondering what drivers they will release with these.

I hope they will release good Open GL drivers with these for Linux so FirePro cards can be used for folding and in the future AMD cards in general.
 

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I am wondering what drivers they will release with these.

I hope they will release good Open GL drivers with these for Linux so FirePro cards can be used for folding and in the future AMD cards in general.
using a firepro model for folding, wouldn't that net you the same PPD as the consumer model relative since they're basically the same hardware? Would be a very expensive way to fold I think.
 

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I'm really curious about Hawaii now. If they're releasing it to the FirePro line before the consumer line, they must expect it to do exceedingly well against GK110.
 

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I'm really curious about Hawaii now. If they're releasing it to the FirePro line before the consumer line, they must expect it to do exceedingly well against GK110.
Or maybe they desperately need even some sort of a competitor or alternatively they don't have that many dies to use....

As the guys at sweclockers say, Firepro is a low volume market. You don't have to have a big inventory to start there.

However I'm interested in seeing what these chips actually are. Starting out with firepro, possibly having only small amounts of chips available and the very long wait since the last series. Could possibly point to a die size increase.
 

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so if its september for firepro hawaii , actual specs should start trickling this month. hopefully AMD have a strong reply for GK110. Nvidia has had no competition at the high end allowing them to price as they wish.
 

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Are these what will be in the new Mac Pro? Doesn't it release around the same time?
 

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using a firepro model for folding, wouldn't that net you the same PPD as the consumer model relative since they're basically the same hardware? Would be a very expensive way to fold I think.
Lets just say it is easier for me to obtain firepro than regular AMD cards. Although it would defenitely be possible. But it has to be AMD.
 

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If AMD is releasing the professional models of it in September, we should be getting some concrete specs and a possible launch window within the next month or so right?
Hopefully.
 
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