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AMD FirePro V9800 Has Eyefinity 6, Costs $3,499

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One for those who use GPUs for serious things.

Professional parts cost professional money, and AMD today rolled out the ATI FirePro V9800 that comes with a professional $3,499 price tag.

The FirePro V9800 isn't all that different from the FirePro V8800 it usurps – it has the same clock speed, 1,600 stream processors and 147.2GB/s of memory bandwidth.

It's a little more power friendly at 199W, but the really big draw for those who need a lot of displays is that the FirePro V9800 supports Eyefinity 6 to drive a half dozen monitors. The memory doubled to 4GB of GDDR5 is always a nice touch.

The FirePro V8800 was used to help complete 500 final shots in the currently-in-cinemas movie Machete. We don't doubt that Troublemaker Studios will be getting a few FirePro V9800 for the next film.

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    N.Broekhuijsen , September 10, 2010 12:11 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste
    Dude, this is not particularly intended for home use, but rather in studios. THERE they can afford 6 good monitors. That would be the least of their costs.
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    hoofhearted , September 10, 2010 12:20 PM
    6 monitors at $500 apeice is still cheaper than the card.
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    Disposition Rate , September 10, 2010 11:07 AM
    4GB of GDDR5. If only that were the norm. now...
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    Disposition Rate , September 10, 2010 11:07 AM
    4GB of GDDR5. If only that were the norm. now...
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    Stifle , September 10, 2010 12:10 PM
    I bet there are plenty of people out there who would feel that 6 monitors would go great with the rest of their office decor...
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    N.Broekhuijsen , September 10, 2010 12:11 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste
    Dude, this is not particularly intended for home use, but rather in studios. THERE they can afford 6 good monitors. That would be the least of their costs.
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    silentq , September 10, 2010 12:19 PM
    disposition rate4GB of GDDR5. If only that were the norm. now...


    5 more years and your dream will probably come true...
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    hoofhearted , September 10, 2010 12:20 PM
    6 monitors at $500 apeice is still cheaper than the card.
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    tommysch , September 10, 2010 12:31 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste


    O'RLY?

    Not everyone is as poor as you, most CORPORATIONS are not.
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    gnesterenko , September 10, 2010 12:36 PM
    I thought this being a tech website, people would have realized by now that:

    A) this is meant for professional applications, not gaming
    B) it is actually, on the hardware level, very similar to current home-user cards. The difference is mainly in the drivers which are geared towards 3D rendering rather then frame building
    C) professional use products carry a higher price tag as a) the customers are much more price insensitive and
    b) a whole lot more work goes into part B.

    Now, with all that in mind, if I were a 3d graphics designer, this thing would just about make me be willing to take a pay-cut just to get it in my work-station.

    "The views expressed here are mine and do not reflect the official opinion of my employer or the organization through which the Internet was accessed."
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    kelemvor4 , September 10, 2010 12:58 PM
    I think it would be great for a large display setup, but for rendering I think nvidia's quadro 6000 is still the way to go by a long shot.
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    bv90andy , September 10, 2010 1:04 PM
    silentq5 more years and your dream will probably come true...

    in 5 years his dream will be 8 Gb of GDDR6
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    blackened144 , September 10, 2010 1:10 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste

    Right.. Because someone willing to spend $3500 on a professional video card would never be willing to spend a few more dollars on 6 monitors.
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    nevertell , September 10, 2010 1:18 PM
    I'd rather reflash a 4gb 5970.
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    soky602 , September 10, 2010 1:40 PM
    back_by_demandBut - can it play Double Dragon?

    pretty sure it can make Double Dragon
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    scook9 , September 10, 2010 1:54 PM
    cronik93They might as well make one big ass monitor.


    That is pretty much what eyefinity is all about lol

    This is cool and all....but a week ago they did a shootout showing that a quadro version of GTX 460 CRUSHED a FirePro version of a 5870.....I would just wait for nvidias rebuttle
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    DrInfested , September 10, 2010 1:55 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste


    I own 3, not really that expensive.
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    amk09 , September 10, 2010 2:23 PM
    TommySchO'RLY?Not everyone is as poor as you, most CORPORATIONS are not.


    Not being able to own 6 high quality monitors doesn't classify someone as "poor".

    That being said, many corporations that would be willing to purchase a $3,500 graphics card would definitely be able to afford a 6 monitor setup.
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    Camikazi , September 10, 2010 2:24 PM
    nebunreally...6 monitors...no one can afford 6 monitors (high quality)...such a waste

    Anyone who can spend $3500 on this card can def afford 6 good monitors, since these are high powered workstation cards and not gaming cards. These cards are for work not for play.
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