FirePro W4300 puts four Mini DisplayPorts in tiny workstations


— 1:50 PM on December 2, 2015

AMD has announced the FirePro W4300, a low-profile workstation graphics card aimed at small-form-factor professional PCs. Outside of the low-profile form factor, this card has a lot in common with the W5100. Both cards have GPUs with 768 stream processors good for 1.4 teraflops, backed with 4GB of GDDR5 memory that can provide 96 GB/s of bandwidth.

Given these specs, we suspect there's a cut-down Bonaire GPU under the hood, perhaps like the one in the Radeon R7 260X . Because of its diminutive size, the W4300 has four mini DisplayPort 1.2a connectors to drive up to six displays (using multi-display hubs) with a maximum resolution of 4096x2160.

AMD says the FirePro W4300 needs less than 50W of power to do its work, so this card doesn't have any PCIe power connectors. Because of its power-sipping nature, this tiny card is cooled by a single-slot cooler with an equally tiny fan. That size doesn't affect its certifications, though. Like all FirePro cards, AMD says the W4300 has certified drivers for over 100 applications, and it supports the OpenCL, OpenGL, and DirectX 12 APIs.

Driver support is available for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. AMD says the FirePro W4300 will be available later this month, and backs the card with a three-year warranty.

   
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