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MORE ACCURATE DESIGNS WITH NEW GPU-ACCELERATED TRANSPARENCY MODE

Order Independent Transparency (OIT) is available since SOLIDWORKS 2014. OIT provides a “pixel-accurate” representation of the model and its surrounding geometry and delivers significant performance improvement over traditional blended mode because it is accelerated by the AMD FirePro™ GPU. This creates a more practical transparent 3D viewpoint for designers to continuously work within, helping improve the user’s sense of “design intuition” and aid in better decision-making throughout the product development stages.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 brings further enhancements to OIT with a new preview feature, allowing users to see parts and assemblies in grayscale, directly from the feature tree, before enabling them for edit. This gives great user feedback on which parts and assemblies you want to enable instead of just a bounding box. The grayscale image is accurate and responsive as the information is stored in the GPU the entire time. OIT is automatically enabled when using the AMD FirePro™ professional graphics card with 2GB GPU memory.

“WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE AMD FOR THEIR COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS ON THE TRANSPARENCY VISUALIZATION FUNCTIONALITY WITHIN THE SOLIDWORKS 2014 RELEASE; GIVEN OUR STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH AMD AT THE R&D LEVEL, THE TEAMS WORKED VERY WELL TOGETHER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS FUNCTIONALITY.”
VAJRANG PARVATE, DIRECTOR, SOLIDWORKS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

POWERFUL REAL-TIME PREVIEWS WITH REALVIEW®

AMD FirePro™ Professional Graphics unleashes the power of RealView® and brings your models to life. SOLIDWORKS® offers advanced shading in real time with RealView and Ambient Occlusion, which delivers outstanding depth and realism helping reduce the need for ray-traced rendering.



ACCURATE DESIGNS WITH ANTI‑ALIASING

The new GeometryBoost means high-quality features like Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) can be turned on in SOLIDWORKS permanently.

FSAA helps remove coarse edges from contours of geometries in real-time. This results in high-quality visuals and amazingly accurate representation of designs.



ADVANCED WORKFLOW PERFORMANCE FOR CAE

The AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards use the latest generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU architecture from AMD. This design efficiently balances compute tasks with 3D workloads, enabling multi-tasking that is designed to optimize utilization and maximize performance.

In order to leverage the massive parallel processing power of the GPU for engineering analysis and simulation, AMD graphics cards are also optimized for OpenCL™.

Enabled by OpenCL™, the AMD FirePro™ GPU can be used to help accelerate calculations in engineering analysis and simulation – tasks traditionally carried out by a CPU. For example, the time taken to perform a structural and multi-physics analysis in the OpenCL™ version of Abaqus from Dassault Systemes SIMULIA can be cut significantly using a high-end AMD FirePro™ Professional graphics card, like the AMD FirePro™ W8100 or W9100.

SUPERIOR PRODUCTIVITY WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS

Product development workflows have changed significantly over recent years. Working with multiple applications is common in many development workflows with design, simulation, data management and collaboration all happening in unison. AMD FirePro™ graphics cards features AMD Eyefinity™ multi-display technology that empowers engineers to view multiple applications and product assemblies across three, four or even six high-resolution monitors all from a single graphics card, at up to 4K x 2K resolution for each output². Users can view designs at ultra-high resolutions for increased design accuracy, realism and better insight, or speed up workflow by using the extra screens to view additional applications.


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

1Based on comparison of AMD FirePro™ Professional Graphics vs Nvidia Quadro in Dassault SOLIDWORKS 2015 running SPECapc SOLIDWORKS Digger ShadedWithEdges+RealView+Shadow. System Config: Intel E5-1660 at 3.30 GHz, 16GB RAM, Windows 7 64-bit SP1, AMD driver 14.301 beta11, Nvidia driver 340.656. AMD Internal Testing.
2AMD Eyefinity™ technology supports up to six DisplayPort™ monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. Maximum two active adapters supported. See www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details.

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