AMD released two new graphics accelerators at SIGGRAPH - the ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V3700.
Empowering Users with Features that Matter
The ATI FirePro™ V5700 graphics accelerator delivers the perfect balance of price and application performance for CAD and DCC professionals. With the new card, users will experience increased performance for shader-intensive applications, up to two times more than the previous generation.2 ATI FirePro V5700 also features 512MB of frame buffer memory, dual link DVI and DisplayPort connections, and its true 30-bit display engine produces more than one billion colors at any given time−empowering designers to see more of their data.3 Unified Video Decoder 2.0 provides full Blu-ray feature support including dual-stream and picture in a picture (PIP) capabilities, and handles decoding of various formats in the graphics processing unit (GPU), which helps free up the CPU to handle other tasks.
The ATI FirePro V3700 establishes a new, low entry price for professional 3D graphics. For CAD professionals migrating from 2D, the ATI FirePro V3700 graphics card delivers the 3D performance and application certification professionals deserve with an MSRP of $99. The ATI FirePro V3700 graphics accelerator features 256 MB of frame buffer memory, two dual-link DVI connectors and VGA mode support on all display outlets.
Best In Class Features Across Products
The ATI FirePro™ V3700 and V5700 cards deliver the industry standard support and features important to today’s CAD and DCC users, including Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0 support, PCI Express® 2.0 interface and Shader Model 4.1.
The new ATI FirePro™ V3700 is generally available with an MSRP of $99, and the ATI FirePro V5700 is expected to begin shipping in September 2008 with a MSRP of $599. ATI FirePro, ATI FireGL™ and ATI FireMV™ workstation graphics accelerators from AMD are available from workstation OEMs, system integrators and channel partners worldwide.