AMD today introduced the FireStream 9250 stream processor, featuring more than one teraflop of processing power.
The FireStream 9250 fits in a single PCI slot, consumes less than 150 watts of power, and has 1GB of GDDR3 memory. It has an efficiency of eight gigaflops per watt. The FireStream 9250 runs large workloads such as financial analysis and seismic processing significantly faster than the CPU alone. Developers have seen a 55x performance improvement on financial analysis codes versus the CPU. The FireStream 9250 also has second-generation double-precision floating point hardware with 200 gigaflops of processing power.
The FireStream 9250 and its supporting SDK will be available in Q3’08 for an MSRP of $999. The FireStream 9170, precedessor of the 9250, is available now for an MSRP of $1,999. More information on AMD’s stream computing solutions can be found at http://www.amd.com/stream