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By Vijaykumar Meti | February 25, 2013 3:27 AM PST

AMD announced its new PCoIP (PC over IP)-based AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card. The FirePro R5000 is designed to power remote 3D-graphics workflows and full computing experiences over IP networks.

The graphics card is combined with AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with Teradici's PCoIP technology to deliver a 3D experience with low latency transmission. The graphic card is ideal for mid-range multi-monitor workstations such as medical imaging.

"IT professionals are looking for a secure and straight forward cloud-based graphics solution that delivers core functionality capable of adapting to meet each employee's unique graphics needs," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager of AMD Professional Graphics. "The AMD FirePro R5000 meets these needs, delivering the flexibility, functionality, security and industry-leading graphics capabilities companies look for when deciding on a remote graphics solution."

The AMD FirePro R5000 comes with AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power intelligent power management and monitoring tools which help consume less power.

The next generation Teradici TERA2240 host processor helps transmit images up to 300 megapixels per second and videos with refresh rates up to 60 frames per seconds, which the Teradici cites as "the best remote user experience possible."

"With the introduction of the AMD FirePro R5000 with Teradici PCoIP processor, IT departments now have powerful centralized computing solutions that are easy to manage, and deliver the graphics performance required to handle high resolution images, video and 3D models with ease," said Trent Punnett, vice president of Product Management, System Engineering and Corporate Development at Teradici.

"In addition, the AMD FirePro R5000 can be brokered and managed by VMware View giving a common broker and management window across both workstation and VDI desktops, and works with PCoIP zero clients that are offered by an ecosystem of over 30 OEMs," he added.

Nvidia, the biggest competitor for AMD, has also made notable pushes in the virtualized workstation graphics in the past year. It came up with VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and a specialized board which is capable of supporting four separate workstations from a single PCB.

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