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AMD announces pro-level DisplayPort video

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Mon March 31, 2008

AMD/ATI FireGL V7700

AMD has introduced its first professional-level videocard with a DisplayPort connection, the FireGL V7700. Intended for tasks like art and engineering design, the 7700 is a PCIe 2.0 card with 512MB of RAM, and 320 unified shaders. The DisplayPort connection is said to improve image quality, offering 10-bit output with over a billion colors; alternately, users can rely on the card's dual-link DVI-I output, which supports 30-inch screens, and as many as four displays when paired with other cards. Also present is a standard VGA port.

The card further supports some of the latest rendering standards, such as Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.1, and DirectX 10. It should be available in April at a price of $1,099.



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  1. Guest

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    Avail for Mac

    Will this be offering mac support, and is so, which Macs?

  1. brianbobcat

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    Mac Pro, duh?

    Well this card would only fit in 1 line of computers, and that would be the Mac Pros. What I'm waiting for is Apple to move past DVI to Display Port or even HDMI, but Display Port is more likely what they'd adopt due to cheaper licensing costs. I was hoping that the Air had Display Port, but alas, they stuck with DVI and went with the little known Micro DVI.

    -Brian

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