Tuesday, April 1, 2008
AMD unlives ATI FireGL V7700 for professional
AMD unveiled first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support, the ATI FireGL V7700. The new card provides superior rendering speed, 3D performance and color fidelity for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Medical Imaging professionals.
The card features a 10-bit display engine that can produce more than one billion colors at any given time. The ATI FireGL V7700 features 512MB of memory and Dual Link DVI Output. The combination of DisplayPort output and a Dual Link enabled DVI output, generates a multi-monitor desktop over 5000 pixels wide from a single accelerator. With native multi-card support, users can see more and do more using four displays driven by two ATI FireGL products in the same workstation
ATI FireGL accelerators are engineered to offer the AutoDetect feature which frees the end user from the burden of configuring the graphics driver in order to obtain optimal application performance for many applications. These are automatically detected when started by the user and graphics driver settings are automatically configured. The issues with optimally configuring the driver when running multiple applications simultaneously are also eliminated.
The automatic detection feature can recognize applications when launched and configure the graphics settings as users switch between multiple applications. Because of the “Default” settings this powerful new feature also simplifies enterprise deployment, as there is no need to manually configure systems across the enterprise for software applications supported by the AutoDetect feature.
Additional features of the ATI FireGL V7700 workstation graphics accelerator include:
512MB of memory enabling effortless real-time interaction with large datasets and complex models and scenes.
Dual Link DVI Output wherein the combination of DisplayPort output and Dual Link DVI Output generates a multi-monitor desktop over 5,000 pixels wide from a single accelerator. With native multi-card support, users can do more using four displays driven by two ATI FireGL products in the same workstation.
Application Certification wherein ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators are thoroughly tested and certified with major CAD and DCC applications.
AutoDetect wherein the ATI FireGL V7700 (based on a new generation GPU with 320 unified shader units) maximizes throughput by automatically directing graphics horsepower where it's needed most.
According to the company, the ATI FireGL V7700 3D workstation graphics accelerator will be shipped in April 2008 for a MSRP of $1,099 USD.