Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AMD preps ultra high-end FirePro V8750 graphics

updated 07:50 am EDT, Tue July 28, 2009

AMD ATI FirePro V8750

AMD on Tuesday revealed a new flagship professional workstation card. The ATI FirePro V8750 has the same 800 shader (visual effect) units as the company's fastest Radeon HD cards but excels in sheer memory performance: the card comes with 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory that handles a peak 115.2GB per second. The bandwidth is about 30 percent more than an NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 but is estimated to be between 56 and 118 percent faster for high-end 3D modeling and other tasks that often need large amounts of fast memory.

Multi-card support is also more advanced: while on a basic level more than one card can act as a second display, CrossFire Pro mirrors CrossFire on mainstream cards and combines the rendering performance of two identical cards. The feature is retroactive and also applies to the FirePro V5700 and higher. General-purpose computing tasks are possible using either AMD's proprietary Stream technology or, in the near future, the more universal OpenCL standard.

V8750 cards should already be available today for $1,799 with dual DisplayPorts, one dual-link DVI port and a stereo link for 3D graphics. Support is currently limited to Linux and Windows operating systems.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News