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AMD FIREPRO™ PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS IS CERTIFIED AND OPTIMIZED FOR NX 9 AND ENABLES ADVANCED CAD/CAM/CAE WORKFLOWS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY.

CREATING A RELIABLE PLATFORM FOR DESIGN INNOVATION

From start to finish, creating an efficient product development cycle has never been so critical. Great lengths are taken by many industries – including automotive, aerospace, consumer products and electronics - to create innovative and better quality products. Not only this, many companies face commercial challenges in reducing design and production costs while getting the product as quickly to market as possible.

Many design engineers today rely on NX from Siemens PLM Software, which provides a professional environment to design, manipulate, simulate and analyze product assemblies. High quality, real-time 3D modeling is essential to the entire product development process, with many assemblies having hundreds or even thousands of components. AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards are designed and built for this purpose, with extensive testing and certifications by Siemens and AMD to ensure the highest level of performance.

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ACCELERATE YOUR SIMULATION WITH AMD FIREPRO AND OPENCL TECHNOLOGY

AMD FirePro™ professional graphics delivers a powerful solution for NX Nastran users to design and simulate on the same workstation. GPU computing provides opportunities to increase application performance by using the massively parallel architecture or modern graphics processors (GPUs).

Enabled by OpenCL™, the AMD FirePro™ GPU can be used to help accelerate calculations in engineering analysis and simulation,– tasks traditionally carried out only by CPUs.

 

GREATER PRODUCTIVITY AND COLLABORATION WITH 3D ACTIVE STEREO AND AMD EYEFINITY TECHNOLOGY

NX 9 improves productivity and helps accelerating product designs. The latest release introduces capabilities to enable a new active stereoscopic 3D view for an improved user experience.

The addition of 3D Stereo Display into NX 9 means designs can be visualized inside NX without the need for any additional software, and at your own desk. This new feature provides a sense for depth of your design and gives NX 9 users a stunning 3D experience. It helps automotive, aerospace, and industrial designers with their design process, and empowers them to share more accurate spatial information with their customers, across a team or during design reviews.

Because a model is now essentially rendered twice, 3D Stereo Display requires more graphics power. AMD FirePro cards deliver the right rendering performance and make the 3D set-up easy. Compatibility with a wide range of consumer- and professional-grade 3D stereo monitors and projectors ensures that you are not getting locked into a proprietary eco-system.

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.

It’s also quite common to see design engineers throughout different stages of the product development line, to require a holistic view of a product assembly, while they work on the smaller component parts of the design. This provides engineers with a better understanding of the product and can help reduce design flaws.

AMD FirePro graphics cards feature 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. Designers can now relate product components to its corresponding Bill of Materials from Teamcenter, collaborate easily with small teams while retaining a holistic view of design and its components.

 

REALISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF DESIGNS IN REAL-TIME WITH ADVANCED STUDIO

Advanced Studio mode, a feature within NX, provides engineers with a realistic representation of their 3D models by applying complex shadows and lighting in “real-time”, without the need for time-consuming renders. This helps engineers analyse and visualise what the assembly would look like at a much earlier stage of the product development cycle.

However, viewing large assemblies with increased realism puts a higher demand on the GPU, reducing performance, interactivity and application responsiveness. Thanks to the large frame buffer memory and advanced GCN GPU architecture, AMD FirePro graphics cards are able to help increase the visual quality inside the NX modeling

NX8 Internal Benchmarks - True Shading Mode

Leading Edge Software Needs Leading Edge Hardware

AMD FirePro professional graphics cards are packed full of leading-edge technologies to help ensure compatibility with the latest software applications and supporting system hardware.

World’s first 28nm GPU Architecture

The AMD FirePro W5000 graphics card is based on AMD’s latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. This design efficiently balances compute tasks with 3D workloads, enabling multi-tasking that is designed to optimize utilization and maximize performance.


Ahead of the curve with PCI Express® 3.0

The latest AMD FirePro professional graphics cards are PCI Express 3.0 compliant, helping reduce system bottlenecks and providing users more bandwidth on heavy workloads.

AMD Eyefinity Technology - Ready for 4K Displays

With support of the latest DisplayPort 1.2 standard, AMD FirePro graphics cards with AMD Eyefinity technology can now be used with the latest 4K monitors and enable workflows that provide incredible, life-like details of your 3D models.

Siemens NX & AMD FirePro Recommended Configurations

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AMD FirePro
W8100
4 display outputs Download
AMD FirePro
W7100
4 display outputs Download
AMD FirePro
W5100
4 display outputs Download

Recommended for Siemens NX

  AMD FirePro W5100 AMD FirePro W7100 AMD 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 1.2a

Four DisplayPort 1.2a

Four 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-Slot

PCIe 3.0, Dual-Slot

Open GL

4.4

4.4

4.4