AMD launches slimline ATI FirePro RG220

AMD has launched a remote graphics card for IT managers who want more energy efficient technology.

The ATI FirePro RG220 graphics card is claimed to  help IT managers reduce local power and cooling costs per user while limiting the amount of physical hardware at users’ desks.

Janet Matsuda, senior director, Professional Graphics at AMD, said: “Power consumption restrictions in crowded office buildings cause headaches for IT managers trying to find the right balance between energy efficiency, system performance and IT spend for the work environments they manage.

“The ATI FirePro RG220 can be part of a secure, easy to manage solution, and is now available to enterprises that need to deploy updates to multiple users simultaneously, while still giving the end user the full PC experience they’re accustomed to.”

The card has an integrated GPU and PCoIP host card, which is claimed to provide customers with a simple and efficient way to help ensure data security and to provide a high performance answer with low power consumption – it has a max power consumption of 35 watts per card.

AMD also said it provides IT managers with the ability to fit many systems in one office, while keeping building or floor power requirements in check and has 512 MB of on-board graphics memory for graphics intensive applications that need to run on two displays at once.

For IT managers worried about security the ATI FirePro RG220 stores user data behind the firewall and within the confines of the data centre, helping to ensure that customer or corporate information is protected, said AMD.