Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, AMD ha lanciato la scheda grafica ATI FirePro V8800, la prima soluzione della linea professionale ATI
FirePro, e anche la prima scheda grafica professionale al mondo, in grado di vantare il supporto della tecnologia multi-monitor ATI Eyefinity e della
tecnologia Microsoft DirectX 11, oltre alla capacità di accelerazione in hardware di OpenCL 1.0 e OpenGL 4.0.
Accompagnata da un MSRP pari a $1499, la FirePro V8800 offre all'utente una potenza di calcolo quantificabile in 2.6 teraflop e una banda massima per la comunicazione tra il processore grafico e la memoria locale pari a 147.2GB/s. Dalla tecnologia ATI Eyefinity deriva la possibilità di gestire fino a quattro monitor da 30-inch.
La video card ATI FirePro V8800 è ordinabile da oggi presso lo store ufficiale di AMD e presso gli e-commerce dei principali partner tecnologici del chip maker statunitense.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 4/7/2010 AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today the launch of the first of a new family of ATI FirePro professional graphics
solutions with ATI Eyefinity technology, delivering clear performance advances and productivity leadership. The ATI FirePro V8800-the industry’s most
powerful professional graphics card ever created and the only professional graphics solution in the world supporting ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology
and Microsoft DirectX 11 technology-is available for order today from AMD and its technology partners.
"AMD is the undisputed consumer graphics leader and today we’re bringing many of the same cutting edge innovations from our ATI Radeon HD
5000 series to the professional graphics market for the first time. The ATI FirePro V8800 with ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology effectively dissolves
visual limitations for professionals," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "Our ecosystem has never been
stronger as we’re actively working with leading ISVs and OEMs on a global scale to offer unprecedented choice and advanced performance for handling today’s
modern workloads. We’re confident the latest family of ATI FirePro professional graphics brings new value to the workstation graphics market."
The ATI FirePro V8800 is an affordable (MSRP $1499 USD) and powerful solution, delivering
2.6 teraflops of raw computing power with the highest memory bandwidth (147.2 GB/s) available in any single-card professional graphics solution ─ more than
two times the compute power of the previous generation ─ making it the ideal solution for manipulating large and complex photorealistic models in real-time.
In the coming months AMD plans to round out its next-generation ATI FirePro family, offering a number of solutions to meet the various 2D and 3D needs of
professionals working in CAD, Digital Content Creation (DCC), Broadcast, Medical Imaging and Financial Services.
ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology
With ATI Eyefinity technology, professionals can use up to 2x the screen workspace with a single card and increase productivity. Three and
four display desktop configurations are simple to enable with the ATI FirePro V8800 – users only need to connect the additional displays to the graphics
- See more: with one ATI FirePro V8800 users can drive up to four independent 30" displays, enabling 16.4 million pixels in vivid color detail for a
truly immersive environment.
- Expansive desktop space: manage multitasking more efficiently, and view more designs, applications and images at once.
- Speedy workflows: avoid time-wasting application-switching, window-sorting, mouse-clicking and scrolling.
- Single desktop: support for an intuitive Graphical User Interface allows configuration of a single desktop surface across multiple displays.
- Synchronized outputs: ATI Eyefinity technology works seamlessly with ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module, enabling up to four displays per
graphics card to be synchronized at a time.
Support for industry standards
Next generation ATI FirePro professional graphics are designed for and ready to support leading industry standard application interfaces,
including OpenGL, OpenCL and DirectX 11.
- Released by the Khronos Group in March, OpenGL 4.0 includes a new tessellation feature that allows applications to amplify geometry, generating
tessellated geometry based on incoming vertices and allowing professionals to take a rough object defined by only a few vertices and generate new vertices to
smooth out the object and provide more detail. AMD has announced its support for OpenGL through its beta driver for
OpenGL 4.0 and 3.3.
- OpenGL 4.0 also further improves the close interoperability with the OpenCL industry standard for accelerating computationally or visually intensive
- Next-generation ATI FirePro professional graphics are designed to accelerate OpenCL 1.0. Support for OpenCL 1.0 is available through AMD’s ATI Stream software development kit, which allows developers access to both AMD GPU and x86 CPU processors in a
workstation or PC.
- The latest generation of ATI FirePro professional graphics is hardware compliant with DirectX 11, and ATI FirePro V8800 is the only professional
graphics solution capable of supporting DirectCompute 11 today.
As the developer community looks to harness the power and performance associated with heterogeneous architectures, industry standards are
needed for developing applications capable of running on all of the available processors in a system. Video is a highly data parallel application and AMD is
actively collaborating with consumer and commercial software partners to accelerate transcoding. AMD regularly collaborates with middleware and other video
codec providers, such as MainConcept, to help them take advantage of GPU acceleration technologies enabled by AMD’s ATI Stream technology and the OpenCL
AMD works closely with leading application providers to optimize ATI FirePro professional graphics, and ATI FirePro professional graphics
have been certified on more than 90 applications.
- All ATI FirePro professional graphics are tested against a battery of simulations and real-world scenarios to ensure compatibility and stability.
- AMD also issues regular updates to its unified driver, delivering performance improvements, enhanced features and support across the ATI FirePro
"Autodesk recognizes the importance of having our customers invest in a professional graphics solution," said Jim White, director of
Global Alliances, Autodesk. "Together with AMD, a leader in the professional graphics space, we’re able to provide Autodesk users with visually accurate,
high performance creative tools. We look forward to working with AMD and the next generation of ATI FirePro graphics to enable our customers with exceptional
"Our LX-5 LCoS is the world’s first projector to offer 10 million pixel resolution, which is more than four times the resolution of HD,"
said Yoav Nir, market director Barco. "Using the LX-5 with Barco’s high contrast screens provides excellent image details and color quality. Barco’s
visualization technology combined with the ATI FirePro V8800 and ATI FirePro S400 results in a streamlined, affordable solution for our customers. One ATI
FirePro V8800 is powerful enough to drive our projector and no longer requires customers to purchase multiple graphics cards and invest time and resource to
manage a more complicated infrastructure."
"As a world leader in 3D design and simulation solutions, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. is committed to optimizing its software to
take advantage of the innovative features, performance and reliability that ATI FirePro professional graphics have provided our users for many years," said
Darren Henry, director of product Marketing, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. "With ATI FirePro V8800, our users can create more realistic designs and
quickly render them and make necessary changes in near real-time. Not only can users get more done each day, they can spend more time focusing on the task at
hand and freely create without being bogged down by technology."
"Our ScalableDesktop software solution blends and warps arrays from one to six projectors into one seamless Windows desktop display.
The projectors allow large, curved displays to run at resolutions well beyond typical HD, enabling a more immersive computing experience for users,"
said Andrew Jamison, chief executive officer, Scalable Display Technologies. "ATI FirePro professional graphics, featuring ATI Eyefinity technology,
serve the market for ultra-high definition displays. This easy-to-use and cost-effective single card solution helps make professionals’ lives easier, and AMD
"3D artists working in production pipelines want and need to maximize graphics quality, performance and productivity whenever possible,"
said David Koenig, chief executive officer, StudioGPU. "StudioGPU MachStudio Pro coupled with the robust new ATI FirePro V8800 gives artists the ability to
effectively harness the power of the GPU to deliver real-time cinematic quality non-linear 3D workflow and rendering on a desktop workstation-essentially
opening the door for creativity without boundaries. The dramatic performance boost combined with native support for multiple monitors and DirectX 11 makes
the MachStudio Pro and ATI FirePro V8800 combination an absolute must-have for 3D artists everywhere."
"Broadcasters are increasingly relying on interactive large-scale visualizations to differentiate programming from the competition, and
our Viz Video Wall ER helps customers display powerful 3D visualizations capable of running in real-time during live broadcasts," said Gerhard Lang, chief
engineering officer, Vizrt. "ATI FirePro professional graphics provide a reliable, powerful platform that is capable of syncing multiple rendering engines
Source: AMD Press Release