AMD FirePro™ A300 Series Accelerated Processor

AMD FirePro™ A300 graphics card
 
 
 

Big things come in small packages.

Introducing the AMD FirePro A300 Series APU.

 

 Overview

Design professionals require tools that enable productivity and flexibility in their workflow. AMD FirePro™ A300 series Accelerated Processing Units (or “APU”s) enable workstation integrators and end users an exciting new computing platform on which to build powerful, certified workstation configurations that deliver unbeaten value for many entry and mainstream CAD and content creation workflows.

As the primary processing technology used to power a range of revolutionary new professional workstations, AMD FirePro™ A300 Series APUs combine CPU and GPU functionality on a single chip to provide a perfect blend workstation-class performance and application-certified compatibility required to help keep design professionals productive in their work.

 Highlights

  • Integrated AMD FirePro™-class workstastion graphics performance and technology leadership
  • Balanced blend of GPU and CPU performance for a range of professional design workloads
  • ISV-certified for maximum stability and reliability with many professional design applications
  • Unbeaten entry-level, workstation-class user experience
  • class-leading performance and value for design professionals1

Other highlights include:

  • AMD Turbo Core Technology dynamically boosts both CPU and GPU performance on-demand
  • Massively parallel GPU processing architecture featuring 384 next-gen AMD FirePro GPU cores
  • Support for both dual-link DVI and DisplayPort™ connectivity
  • AMD AutoDetect technology automatically optimizes GPU driver settings as applications are launched
  • Full OpenCL™, OpenGL and DirectX® 11 support

 Features

Primary FeaturesEnd-User Benefits
Integrated, AMD FirePro-class workstation graphics accelerationDelivers AMD FirePro-class advanced visual computing capabilities without the need for expensive add-in GPU cards
AMD Catalyst™ Pro graphics driversISV-certified & performance-optimized for CAD and M&E applications. Helps ensure workstation-class reliability and productivity
"Piledriver" CPU coresProvides exceptional CPU computing capabilities for modern design toolsets and workflows
Support for Discrete Compute Offload (DCO)
Allows additional compute capability by using select discrete GPUs in parallel with APU graphics for extended GPGPU performance
Support for up to 3 physical display outputs5DVI, HDMI and DisplayPortTM 1.2 support enables compatibility with multiple simultaneous monitors and display types.
DisplayPortTM 1.2 compliant multi-streaming support5enables "daisy chaining" compatibility for up to 4 monitors with new DisplayPortTM 1.2 compatible monitors and devices
Support for AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor technologyAMD Eyefinity technology is a software utility that enables easy setup and adjustment of multi-monitor configurations for multi-tasking and multi-discipline workflows
Support for Horizontal Display Resolutions up to 10,240 x 1600 pixels
Enables very large desktop spaces across multiple high-resolution display devices for advanced multitasking
Additional Features
Additional End-User Benefits
Up to 2GB dedicated to GPU/video memoryUser-adjustable graphics memory configurations allows flexibility to work with very large CAD datasets, 3D scenes and graphics projects
AMD Turbo Core 3.0Offers dynamic CPU and GPU performance scaling that adjusts to changing workload demands for a balanced computing experience
Dedicated UVD (unified video decoder/VCE (video CODEC engine)) media encoding hardwareFaster "fixed function" GPU processing of H.264/MPEG4 files and other motion media formats when using compatible software frees-up CPU resources for other tasks.
Unlocked CPU and GPU multipliers & clock rates2Enables even higher performance for enthusiast configurations
30-bit color supportEnables breathtaking image and color fidelity for advanced workflows such as color correction and image processing when using displays capable of 10bit per channel operation.

 Specs

Product NameAMD FirePro A320 APUAMD FirePro A300 APU
Ordering Part NumberAWA320WOA44HJAWA300OKA44HJ
Product ClassWorkstation-Class APU for 2D/Entry 3D ​
Operating System SupportWindows® 7 (64- and 32-bit), Windows Vista® (64- and 32-bit), Windows® XP (32-bit), SUSE Enterprise Desktop [SLED] Release 11.4 and 11.5 (64- and 32-bit), Ubuntu Release 11.04 and 11.10 (64- and 32-bit) ​
CPU Clock Turbo Boost SpeedUp to 4.2GHz (AMD Turbo Core technology boosts up to half of the cores to 4.2Ghz on demand when thermal headroom is available)Up to 4.0GHz (AMD Turbo Core technology boosts up to half of the cores to 4.0Ghz on demand when thermal headroom is available)
CPU Clock Base Speed3.8GHz3.4GHz
CPU Cores on Die4 ​
Frequency UnlockedYes2No
GPU/Stream Processors on Die384 ​
GPU Core Clock Speed800MHz760MHz
Peak Performance in GFLOPs per APU4Single Precision: 736Single Precision: 693
GPU FunctionalityUnified Video Decoder (UVD) 3.2, Video Compression Engine (VCE) 1.0, IOMMU v2 ​
Total Thermal Design Power (TDP)100W65W
Total L2 Cache4MB ​
Memory Type SupportedDual Channel DDR3 (128-bit) ​
Memory Speed SupportedUp to 1866MHz ​
Display5 Outputs SupportedSupports 3 independent physical display outputs, with up to 4 independent display channels ​
Support for DisplayPort 1.2, Single and Dual-Link DVI, Single-Link HDMI, VGA, and Single/Dual-Channel LVDS ​
Resolution SupportUp to 4096x2160 (single display) ​
Display Capabilities supportedAMD HD3D PRO 10-bit, Stereoscopic 3D3
PCIe Configurations supportedAll lanes support PCIe gen 2: 1 X 16 PCIe gen 2 (can be configured as 2 X 8, 1 X 8 + 2 X 4, 3 X 4) for discrete graphics, 1 X 4 PCIe gen 2 (can be configured as 2 X 2, 4 X 1) for GPP ​
Supported MainboardSAPPHIRE PGS A3 M mainboard ​
FCH Capabilities supportedUp to 4 USB 3.0 + 10 USB 2.0 (A85X, A75), or 14 USB 2.0 (A55), RAID 0,1,5,10 (5 on A85X only) ​
APIs supportedOpenGL 4.2, DirectX® 11, OpenCL™ 1.1, DirectCompute ​
Instruction Set SupportAVX, AES, SSE4.1 & 4.2, XOP, FMA3/4 ​
ISV Certifications supportedAll major CAD and M&E applications (visit http://support.amd.com/de-de/download/workstation/certified for complete listing) ​

  

  

  

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