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AMD launches two Fire Pro graphics accelerator cards for workstations
Press release, September 12; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 12 September 2008]

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) professionals who require maximum performance from their workstations can turn to AMD's new ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator. 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, according to the company.

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 units. The 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% performance improvement over the previous generation accelerating certain CAD applications by as much as 40%. This entry-level graphics product features 256MB of frame buffer memory with 320 shader processing units, dual-link DVI and two DisplayPort connections, together generating a multi-monitor desktop of over 5000 pixels wide from a single accelerator.

The new ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2008 with a price of US$1499, and the ATI FirePro V3750 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2008 with a price of US$199.

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