AMD drops ATI name from latest Cayman GL FirePro graphics cards

first_imgAMD has this week launched the next generation of FirePro professional graphics cards based on the Cayman GL. The two cards drop the ATI tag and simply go by the names AMD FirePro V5900 and FirePro V7900.The FirePro cards are aimed at the professional market, those of us who need to run AutoCAD with certification or must have the best performance they can out of a package like Maya. The Radeon HD range is for consumers, and while equal or even outgunning the FirePro cards in specs, the FirePro line is always going to be the choice for specific and specialist tasks, otherwise there would be no point AMD releasing them.AdChoices广告This latest update brings support for Eyefinity, PowerTune, and GeometryBoost technologies. Eyefinity allows the V5900 to support up to 3 displays (2 DisplayPort 1.2 and 1 DVI), and the V7900 up to 4 (4 DisplayPort 1.2). PowerTune allows for dynamic power use optimization meaning performance when it is required, and a low-power graphics solution when it’s not.With GeometryBoost the cards offer up very fast geometry transforms by processing two primitives per clock cycle. So in a package like AutoCAD larger models will be dealt with a lot more efficicently and therefore can be significantly more complex than previous FirePro cards could handle.As for the specific specs, here’s the main features of the two cards:AMD FirePro V5900512 Stream Processors2GB GDDR5 RAM (64GB/s bandwidth)2560 x 1600 max resolution75W maximum power drawAMD FirePro V79001280 Stream Processors2GB GDDR5 RAM (160GB/s bandwidth)2560 x 1600 max resolution150W maximum power drawBoth cards have support for DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1, Shader Model 5.0, and Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Linux. The V5900 starts at $599 and the V7900 is almost double that at $999 and upwards. In terms of performance, the guys over at HotHardware managed to get their hands on both cards and performance was excellent, especially with the V7900. Both cards easily outperformed the cards they are replacing, and give the Nvidia Quadro line some decent competition.Read more at the AMD press release and Icronticlast_img

first_imgAMD has this week launched the next generation of FirePro professional graphics cards based on the Cayman GL. The two cards drop the ATI tag and simply go by the names AMD FirePro V5900 and FirePro V7900.The FirePro cards are aimed at the professional market, those of us who need to run AutoCAD with certification or must have the best performance they can out of a package like Maya. The Radeon HD range is for consumers, and while equal or even outgunning the FirePro cards in specs, the FirePro line is always going to be the choice for specific and specialist tasks, otherwise there would be no point AMD releasing them.AdChoices广告This latest update brings support for Eyefinity, PowerTune, and GeometryBoost technologies. Eyefinity allows the V5900 to support up to 3 displays (2 DisplayPort 1.2 and 1 DVI), and the V7900 up to 4 (4 DisplayPort 1.2). PowerTune allows for dynamic power use optimization meaning performance when it is required, and a low-power graphics solution when it’s not.With GeometryBoost the cards offer up very fast geometry transforms by processing two primitives per clock cycle. So in a package like AutoCAD larger models will be dealt with a lot more efficicently and therefore can be significantly more complex than previous FirePro cards could handle.As for the specific specs, here’s the main features of the two cards:AMD FirePro V5900512 Stream Processors2GB GDDR5 RAM (64GB/s bandwidth)2560 x 1600 max resolution75W maximum power drawAMD FirePro V79001280 Stream Processors2GB GDDR5 RAM (160GB/s bandwidth)2560 x 1600 max resolution150W maximum power drawBoth cards have support for DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1, Shader Model 5.0, and Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Linux. The V5900 starts at $599 and the V7900 is almost double that at $999 and upwards. In terms of performance, the guys over at HotHardware managed to get their hands on both cards and performance was excellent, especially with the V7900. Both cards easily outperformed the cards they are replacing, and give the Nvidia Quadro line some decent competition.Read more at the AMD press release and Icronticlast_img

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