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AMD Expands Line of ATI FirePro Workstation GPUs

Professional graphics workers now have an entire new line of ATI FirePro graphics cards to choose from now. In addition to the FirePro V8800, which launched earlier this month at an 'affordable' $1,499, AMD has now expanded the family to include the ATI FirePro V7800, ATI FirePro V5800, ATI FirePro V4800, and ATI FirePro V3800 to fill different needs and budgets.

Like the rest of the current ATI GPU family, these FirePro cards support DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL along with ATI Eyefinity technology.

AMD also announced the ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View, a low profile, quad display graphics solution designed for financial institutions. This graphic part sips power with an average board power consumption of 13W.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • tpi2007
    One question somewhat related to this: has ATI already fixed the 2D performance on the consumer graphics cards ?

    Would you, Tom's Hardware, do a review of the 2D performance of these professional parts for comparison ?
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  • I'm sure the graphic capabilities are amazing but damn 1,500? I agree with tpi2007; toms should give us a side by side comparison with the radeon.
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  • dman3k
    wait... is that a single slot Radeon 5000 series equivalent that I see?

    tom's, get your benchmark team asap!!!

    UPDATE:
    $799 for the ATI FirePro V7800 2GB PCIe
    $469 for the ATI FirePro V5800 1GB PCIe
    $189 for the ATI FirePro V4800 1GB PCIe
    $109 for the ATI FirePro V3800 512MB PCIe
    $299 for the ATI FirePro 2460 512MB PCIe

    I just want to know what's the difference between V4800 and Radeon 5750/5770

    UPDATE:
    Argh... the v4800 is just a 5670 that costs nearly twice as much...
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  • Bolbi
    tpi2007One question somewhat related to this: has ATI already fixed the 2D performance on the consumer graphics cards? Would you, Tom's Hardware, do a review of the 2D performance of these professional parts for comparison ?The 2D performance issues were fixed with yesterday's release of the Catalyst 10.4 drivers. And I agree that a review of the 2D performance of the professional FirePros would be interesting.
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  • etrom
    I see a CrossfireX finger on these cards, what's the point to have, say 2 ou 3 of these cards in Crossfire?
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  • silentq
    Agreed with above. Without benchmarks just looks like masked overpriced consumer cards oriented for business with minor performance enhancements.
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  • tpi2007
    BolbiThe 2D performance issues were fixed with yesterday's release of the Catalyst 10.4 drivers. And I agree that a review of the 2D performance of the professional FirePros would be interesting.
    Thanks, I hadn't noticed that yet. Strange that Tom's still didn't report this in the news feed.

    From the release notes a lot more than Bettlefield is fixed, including:

    "Desktop mouse cursor will no longer intermittently appear enlarged", which I've read some people had

    and yes,

    "Performance on 2D applications and benchmarks has now been fixed"

    http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalyst_104_release_notes.pdf
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  • I wonder if those Firepro cards are good for gaming,
    I mean, what if I'm working on developing games (eg by creating characters in a 3D modeling software), and want to test out my character in a game environment (uhuh, like crysis.)?
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  • antilycus
    NVIDIA over ATI any day. better drivers, better performance and it wont my my system freeze at the worst time possible.
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  • cadder
    A workstation card with a single DVI?????

    Even our cheapo FireGL cards have dual DVI's.
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