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AMD Introduces $1,800 ATI FirePro V8750

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

It's for professionals.

Yes, it's a $1,800 GPU, and it's for serious business. AMD today announced the ATI FirePro V8750 3D high-end professional graphics hardware for CAD, Digital Content Creation (DCC) and oil and gas professionals.

Of all professional GPUs today, AMD claims that the ATI FirePro V8750 3D has the highest number of shader engines (800) with the highest memory bandwidth (115.2 GB/s).

The video card features 2 GB of GDDR5 frame buffer memory, two DisplayPort outputs, one Dual Link enabled DVI output and one Stereo sync output.

AMD is also bringing out ATI CrossFire Pro technology to the professional like, which, like the Crossfire we already know, enables users to combine two discrete graphics cards to scale their application performance. ATI CrossFire Pro is also planned for the FirePro V5700, FirePro V7750 and FirePro V8700. Currently, only Windows XP is supported, but AMD said there are plans for other operating systems to follow in the second half of 2009.

Does a $1,800 graphics card sound like an insane price to pay? For a consumer card it is, but AMD believes that it's a bargain for those in the professional sector.

"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."

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    ckthecerealkiller , July 28, 2009 3:11 PM
    Well considering Nvidia routinely released $3500 cards this is a pretty cheap solution.
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    TheDraac , July 28, 2009 8:08 PM
    bk420that's crazy...Half-off once AMD crashes and burns.


    Do you really want AMD to "Crash and Burn"..??? I wonder what kind of crap Nvidia will produce without any competition to push them in their R&D... and what price would they be able to FORCE us to pay????
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    rpmrush , July 28, 2009 3:32 PM
    lol, I'm sure it would though.
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  • 21 Hide
    ckthecerealkiller , July 28, 2009 3:11 PM
    Well considering Nvidia routinely released $3500 cards this is a pretty cheap solution.
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , July 28, 2009 3:11 PM
    but will it play crysis
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    ca87 , July 28, 2009 3:24 PM
    Quote:
    @forensics_guy; but will it play crysis


    This is no GPU for gaming!!!
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    rpmrush , July 28, 2009 3:32 PM
    lol, I'm sure it would though.
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    Netherscourge , July 28, 2009 4:22 PM
    800 Shader Engines is serious business...
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    Anonymous , July 28, 2009 4:56 PM
    yes it will play crysis and alot of people don't know but its a ATI HD4890 with a firepro bios. i just buy those cards and flash em, saving me $$$$

    all the FireGl/Pros are just gaming cards with different bios, if the counterpart can run crysis or that one game you want than so can your 1.8k card.
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    Greg_77 , July 28, 2009 4:58 PM
    Being that almost all professional cards have a consumer twin, I wonder what the consumer twin is? Sounds like a 4890 with lots of RAM. Pretty awesome, none the less.
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    Greg_77 , July 28, 2009 4:59 PM
    whywastemoneyyes it will play crysis and alot of people don't know but its a ATI HD4890 with a firepro bios. i just buy those cards and flash em, saving me $$$$all the FireGl/Pros are just gaming cards with different bios, if the counterpart can run crysis or that one game you want than so can your 1.8k card.

    You beat me to it. So it is a 4890.
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    Honis , July 28, 2009 6:21 PM
    The reason for the high price is the driver support. I've heard stories of people haven't very specific problems, contacting Nvidia or AMD and getting custom drivers to fix the problem sometimes within hours. That service alone is worth the price point to a lot of company's.
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    gekko668 , July 28, 2009 7:50 PM
    I want to see this graphic card get benchmarks along with other few of nvidia workstation cards.
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    TheDraac , July 28, 2009 8:08 PM
    bk420that's crazy...Half-off once AMD crashes and burns.


    Do you really want AMD to "Crash and Burn"..??? I wonder what kind of crap Nvidia will produce without any competition to push them in their R&D... and what price would they be able to FORCE us to pay????
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    kingnoobe , July 28, 2009 11:18 PM
    bk420.. Why don't you do a bit of research on workstation cards.. KK..
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    bk420 , July 28, 2009 11:48 PM
    Sorry I didn't mean to piss-off AMD fans(i am one). I'm just being serious. This card is too expensive. Especially if the only thing it has over the dated HD4890 is 1GB RAM,diff. BIOS and fancy software. There is no real point when the new OpenCL and DX11 cards come out.

    Why the heck does anybody care about this card! We all know that Like the Tesla it will probably suck for games. Only good for developement. This is another stunt to get people excited about AMD, just like the $11600 TWKR sold on ebay. The person that bought that must feel so _________. (fill in the blank)

    On top of that, who the heck HERE has 1800 bones to blow on such a card!?

    I just want to see some cheap DX11 "HD5850 X2" cards? that support OpenCL.
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    michaelahess , July 29, 2009 12:47 AM
    bk420, you are sooooo missing the point of professional level cards......
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    anamaniac , July 29, 2009 8:29 AM
    Is this of a higher quality (aside from GRAM) of it's consumer counterpart?
    I've heard of people flashing a consumer to a workstation before...
    But what about flashing a workstation to a consumer BIOS in attempt for a small gaming performance gain? Some people have money to blow...
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    Anonymous , July 29, 2009 12:55 PM
    i like how they deleted my post but my POINT was that both pro and consumer cards are from the same chip, drivers and support is why you have to pay an extra $1400 for it. if you don't care about tech support just softmod your gaming card in like a minute.
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    Anonymous , July 29, 2009 12:59 PM
    as for anamaniac the gain is small its easier just to overclock it in rivatuner. i was playing L4D with a real v3750 and it was just a little bit slower than a 4650. same chip different clock and bios, it managed to play it at 1080p :) 
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    ca87 , July 29, 2009 2:19 PM
    bk420Sorry I didn't mean to piss-off AMD fans(i am one). I'm just being serious. This card is too expensive. Especially if the only thing it has over the dated HD4890 is 1GB RAM,diff. BIOS and fancy software. There is no real point when the new OpenCL and DX11 cards come out. Why the heck does anybody care about this card! We all know that Like the Tesla it will probably suck for games. Only good for developement. This is another stunt to get people excited about AMD, just like the $11600 TWKR sold on ebay. The person that bought that must feel so _________. (fill in the blank)On top of that, who the heck HERE has 1800 bones to blow on such a card!?I just want to see some cheap DX11 "HD5850 X2" cards? that support OpenCL.


    get out!
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    rambo117 , July 29, 2009 2:35 PM
    bk420Sorry I didn't mean to piss-off AMD fans(i am one). I'm just being serious. This card is too expensive. Especially if the only thing it has over the dated HD4890 is 1GB RAM,diff. BIOS and fancy software. There is no real point when the new OpenCL and DX11 cards come out. Why the heck does anybody care about this card! We all know that Like the Tesla it will probably suck for games. Only good for developement. This is another stunt to get people excited about AMD, just like the $11600 TWKR sold on ebay. The person that bought that must feel so _________. (fill in the blank)On top of that, who the heck HERE has 1800 bones to blow on such a card!?I just want to see some cheap DX11 "HD5850 X2" cards? that support OpenCL.

    wow... some people are just total noobs. Its not for your gaming or mass loads of pr0n viewing(well maybe), its for WORKSTATIONS.
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