AMD ha annunciato due nuove schede grafiche siglate ATI FirePro V8700 e ATI FirePro V3750. Entrambe le soluzioni sono indirizzate ai professionisti che operano nell'ambito grafico, ed in particolare nei settori di Computer Aided Design (CAD) e Digital Content Creation (DCC) in primis.
La ATI FirePro V8700 è basata su un processore grafico che include 800 unità shader e interagisce con 1GB di memoria RAM in tecnologia G-DDR5; la ATI FirePro V8700 rende inoltre disponibili due uscite DisplayPort e una DVI-I dual-link e può essere impiegata, in accordo al produttore, nella realizzazione delle workstation high-end. E' attesa sul mercato nell'ultimo trimestre dell'anno con un MSRP pari a $1499.
La ATI FirePro V3750 rappresenta, invece, il prodotto entry-level della gamma di video card professionial provenienti da AMD. Il suo processore grafico è dotato di 320 unità shader ed è abbinato ad un frame buffer con dimensione di 256MB, mentre l'interfaccia con il mondo è stata realizzata con la dotazione di due uscite DisplayPort e una DVI-I dual-link, che consentono la realizzazione di una configurazione multi-monitor con oltre 5000 pixel mostrati dallo stesso acceleratore grafico. Le prime ATI FirePro V3750 saranno commercializzate nell'ultimo trimestre dell'anno corrente con un MSRP pari a $199.
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Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (IBC 2008) -- September 11, 2008 --Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) professionals who require maximum performance from their workstations can turn to AMD (NYSE: AMD) and the powerful new ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator, which provides a 40 percent performance gain for memory intensive applications. Additionally, the new ATI FirePro V3750 delivers superior performance in an entry class professional graphics accelerator. Delivering on the AMD commitment to the professional graphics market, these products join the ATI FirePro family of professional graphics accelerators introduced last month at Siggraph 2008 in Los Angeles: ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V3700.
"Adobe Production Premium pushes the envelope of performance and is highly optimized for the GPU (graphics processor unit). Our customers will welcome the speed gains delivered by the new ATI FirePro graphics accelerators," said Giles Baker, group product manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated.
"As a leader in 2D and 3D design software, Autodesk is committed to delivering products that take advantage of the features, performance and reliability that the ATI FirePro workstation graphics cards can provide," said Kevin Tureski, director of product development, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "In addition to seeing their designs in advance with complete accuracy, our customers need to experience every nuance that empowers them to save time and money, improve quality, and foster innovation. ATI FirePro workstation graphics cards are a great complement to Autodesk products."
"Creative professionals requiring realistic lighting and shading of complex models and objects will see the difference with the powerful ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator," said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics. "These new product offerings are in keeping with what the ATI FirePro brand represents: delivering performance and features that matter to discerning engineers and designers."
Empowering Professional Graphics Users with Must-Have Features
ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator is ideally suited for users who work with large models and shader-intensive applications offering a large frame buffer for complex and large data sets plus a 30-bit display pipeline for accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality. By utilizing GDDR5 memory technology, engineers and designers can focus on project work without concerns for memory limitations that traditionally impact applications. This ultra high-end workstation solution with 1GB frame buffer memory also features 800 shader (or stream) units. ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator features two DisplayPort connectors and a Dual-Link DVI-I display output.
ATI FirePro V3750 is the industry’s first 3D workstation graphics accelerator in the entry space showing an average of 30 percent performance improvement over the previous generation accelerating certain CAD applications by as much as 40 percent. As the first graphic accelerator in this class to feature DisplayPort outputs, this entry-level graphics product features 256 MB of frame buffer memory with 320 shader (or stream) processing units, dual link DVI and two DisplayPort connections, together generating a multi-monitor desktop of over 5000 pixels wide from a single accelerator.
At IBC 2008, September 12-16, AMD will showcase ATI FirePro professional graphics accelerators at Stand 7.H36 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.
Pricing and Availability
The new ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in fourth quarter 2008 with an MSRP of $1499, and the ATI FirePro V3750 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in fourth quarter 2008 with a MSRP of $199. ATI FirePro, ATI FireGL and ATI FireMV workstation graphics accelerators from AMD are available from workstation OEMs, system integrators and channel partners worldwide. For more information about the new ATI FirePro cards please visit http://ati.amd.com/products/workstation.html.
Source: AMD Press Release