AMD launches new 3D graphics card
Dubai, July 30, 2009
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a global IT solutions company, has launched its 3D workstation graphics card to meet the extreme productivity needs of today’s CAD, digital content creation and oil and gas professionals.
AMD said that its ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator is joining the AMD line of ultra high-end professional graphics hardware.
The new workstation graphics accelerator brings the highest number of shader engines (800) with the highest memory bandwidth (115.2 GB/s) in the entire 3D professional graphics offerings today which enables professionals to render incredibly complex models and photo-realistic images in real-time, said a statement.
“Digital content creation and high end CAD users have been held hostage to high-priced solutions for advanced rendering,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics.
“The ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator delivers unparalleled performance and two GB of frame buffer memory for less than $1,800 MSRP. Creative and engineering professionals can now afford the powerful graphics they deserve.”
The ultra parallel processing architecture of the ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator maximises throughput by automatically directing graphics horsepower where it’s needed.
Intelligent management of computational resources enables enhanced utilisation of the GPU to enable real-time rendering of complex models and scenes with high frame rates when animating.
This acceleration is accessed through ATI Stream technology, a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable a system to dynamically balance workloads by tapping a both the CPU and a GPU in a workstation to enable accelerated application performance.
“We’re amazed at the performance boost to our already fast MachStudio Pro real-time 3D workflow and rendering product with the new ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator,” said David Koenig, CEO, StudioGPU.
“Powered by the new ATI FirePro workstation graphics accelerator, the MachStudio Pro non-linear real-time 3D finishing workflow enables design firms and 3D artists everywhere to power through big, complex projects amazingly fast,” he added.
With ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator, applications that take advantage of the shader units and memory bandwidth perform significantly better than with competing solutions.
ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation graphics accelerator offers thirty percent more bandwidth than the comparable competing solution1, and it’s equipped with the latest memory technology, GDDR5, for superior bandwidth and power consumption.
Two DisplayPort outputs, one dual link enabled DVI output and one stereo sync output provide versatility and advanced features needed for advanced monitors and a high resolution support. In addition, with native multi-card support, users can see more and do more using four displays by adding a second ATI FirePro 3D graphics accelerator in the same workstation.
Concurrent with this product launch, AMD is also announcing the availability of ATI CrossFire Pro technology which enables users to combine the power of two discrete graphics cards to scale their application performance for maximum productivity.
This capability which simply involves coupling the two graphics cards using an interconnect cable, is designed to provide a significant performance boost to CAD and digital content creation applications.
The new ATI FirePro V87503D workstation graphics accelerator is available now at an MSRP of $1,799. – TradeArabia News Service
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