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AMD Launches ATI FirePro V8800; Cheap at $1499

Now with gamers and other PC enthusiasts enjoying ATI's 40nm Evergreen family of GPUs, AMD is expanding it into the professional space meant for CAD, Digital Content Creation (DCC), Broadcast, Medical Imaging and Financial Services.

AMD today announced its new FirePro V8800 professional GPU with support for ATI Eyefinity technology. AMD boasts that the FirePro V8800 delivers 2.6 teraflops of raw computing power with the highest memory bandwidth (147.2 GB/s) available in any single-card professional graphics solution.

If you're feeling the squeeze from the price tag of a Radeon HD 5970, then know that the pros have to pay $1499 USD for the FirePro V8800, which is considered affordable as it's $300 less than the previous generation.

ATI Eyefinity technology now expands outputs to three and four display desktop configurations to drive up to four independent displays for 16.4 million pixels in total resolution.

"Autodesk recognizes the importance of having our customers invest in a professional graphics solution," said Jim White, director of Global Alliances, Autodesk. "Together with AMD, a leader in the professional graphics space, we’re able to provide Autodesk users with visually accurate, high performance creative tools. We look forward to working with AMD and the next generation of ATI FirePro graphics to enable our customers with exceptional productivity."

Do you expect to see some of these at work soon?

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.
  • shadow187
    Glad to see ATI stretching its wings.
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  • counselmancl
    How does it perform against Tesla?
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  • mlopinto2k1
    If I seen one of them at where I work I would have lost my job already.
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  • ohim
    If only Adobe wouldn`t have been such an asses to have support in their CS5 suite only for nvidia :( now i`m wishing for their Flash to fail over HTML5 ... and this comming from a nvidia user.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    ohimIf only Adobe wouldn`t have been such an asses to have support in their CS5 suite only for nvidia now i`m wishing for their Flash to fail over HTML5 ... and this comming from a nvidia user.There is a registry entry you can use to allow the use of all kinds of GPU's. If you go to the plugins section of their site and go to extra, or additional (something like that) plugins.. it's there. It'll allow it to work.
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  • ohim
    mlopinto2k1There is a registry entry you can use to allow the use of all kinds of GPU's. If you go to the plugins section of their site and go to extra, or additional (something like that) plugins.. it's there. It'll allow it to work.care to post a link ?:)
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  • kelemvor4
    IS CS5 out somewhere? wtf over.

    Anyway, I have no use for tesla or firepro, but as is often mentioned here; the competition (between ati and nvidia) will only help everyone on either side of the fence.
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  • "How does it perform against Tesla?"

    This should be compared to Quadro, not Tesla. AFAIK AMD doesn't have anything out there that competes with Tesla.
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  • qwerty45
    but...can it play crisis?
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  • babybeluga
    qwerty45but...can it play crisis?
    It can play "render an MRI of your brain from a massive blunt force trauma".

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