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Combining the latest version of Avid’s non-linear editing platform, Media Composer®, with an AMD FirePro™ graphics processor (GPU), helps editors, designers and visual effects artists to work faster and be more productive in any resolution up to 8K without breaking the bank.


As Media and Entertainment industry creatives work with increasingly higher-resolution content, the pressure on a computer’s CPU has never been greater. By combining Avid’s resolution-independent and market-leading Media Composer® video editing software with a high-end professional graphics processing card from AMD, traditional bottlenecks found between the CPU and GPU are reduced thanks to AMD FirePro™ GPUs’ ability to take advantage of the full 32GB/s bandwidth of the current PCIe® 3 standard. This enables better application performance and reduces data transfer challenges, aiding overall user productivity.



SOLUTIONS OVERVIEW

Discover how AMD FirePro™ professional graphics and Avid enable Lightning fast, high-resolution Avid® effects workflows.



IMPROVE PERFORMANCE - BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

Working together, AMD’s powerful and cost-effective FirePro™ D700 or FirePro™ W-series GPUs combined with Avid’s renowned Media Composer deliver great graphics processing performance, helping to enhance the overall productivity of the user so that they can get their job done fast. By offloading some of the processing responsibilities to the GPU, the performance of the Apple Mac Pro or Windows workstation is increased dramatically, allowing the user to work more interactively and be more dynamic, especially when dealing with multi-layered Avid effects shots.

USE ANY RESOLUTION, AT BREAK-NECK SPEED

With the release of version 8.4, Avid Media Composer becomes resolution agnostic, allowing an editor or artist to choose any resolution right up to 8K. To truly benefit from this independence, a dedicated GPU is critical. Thanks to its impressive specs – including 2560 stream processors, 8GB of GDDR5 GPU memory with 320GB/s bandwidth and 4.2 teraflops performance – an AMD FirePro™ W8100 GPU will make your workstation fly when running Media Composer, regardless of the chosen resolution.
QUALIFIED FOR AVID MEDIA COMPOSER V8.4


AMD FIREPRO™ W5100 AMD FIREPRO™ W7100AMD FIREPRO™ W8100
GPU Memory 4GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5
AMD GCN Stream Processors 768 1792 2560
Compute Performance (Single Precision) 1.43 TFLOPS 3.3 TFLOPS 4.2 TFLOPS
Geometry Boost Yes Yes Yes
Memory Bandwidth 96 GB/s 160 GB/s 320 GB/s
Physical Display Outputs Four Mini-DisplayPort 1.2aFour DisplayPort 1.2aFour DisplayPort 1.2
Total Display Outputs with AMD Eyefinity™
and DisplayPort 1.2a1
6 6 6
Genlock/Framelock No/No Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Ready for 4K (UHD) Yes Yes Yes
System Interface PCIe 3.0, Single-Slot PCIe 3.0, Single-SlotPCIe 3.0, Dual-Slot
OpenGL 4.4 4.4 4.4
Qualified workstations: Dell Dell Precision Tower
7810, 5810
Dell Precision Tower
7910, 7810
Dell Precision Tower
79102, 78102
Qualified workstations: HP HP Z640, Z440 HP Z840, Z640 HP Z8402, Z6402
FOR PRODUCT ENQUIRY
For enquiries if you are residing in India:
Manmit Desai, Business Development Manager, Professional Graphics of AMD India Private Limited
Tel: +91 9930926682 or email: Manmit.desai@amd.com
If you are residing in other countries except India, please send your enquiries to:
vincent@amdfireprohub.com
Footnote

1AMD Eyefinity™ technology can support multiple displays using a single enabled AMD FirePro™ professional graphics card; the number of supported displays varies by card model. Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Linux® is required in order to support more than 2 displays. Depending on the card model, native DisplayPort™ connectors and/or certified DisplayPort™ active or passive adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your card’s DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s) may be required. See www.amd.com/firepro for details.
2Special Order Configuration.
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