AMD introduced two new FirePro workstation graphics cards; the FirePro V8700 and FirePro V3750. The FirePro V8700 is a dual-slot card that's based on the Radeon HD 4800 series, it has 800 shaders, a 750MHz core and 1GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 900MHz. The FirePro V3750 on the other hand is based on the Radeon HD 4600 (RV730) series, it has 320 shaders, 600MHz core and 256MB GDDR3 memory clocked at 800MHz.
ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator is ideally suited for users who work with large models and shader-intensive applications offering a large frame buffer for complex and large data sets plus a 30-bit display pipeline for accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality. By utilizing GDDR5 memory technology, engineers and designers can focus on project work without concerns for memory limitations that traditionally impact applications. This ultra high-end workstation solution with 1GB frame buffer memory also features 800 shader (or stream) units. ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator features two DisplayPort connectors and a Dual-Link DVI-I display output.
ATI FirePro V3750 is the industry’s first 3D workstation graphics accelerator in the entry space showing an average of 30 percent performance improvement over the previous generation accelerating certain CAD applications by as much as 40 percent. As the first graphic accelerator in this class to feature DisplayPort outputs, this entry-level graphics product features 256 MB of frame buffer memory with 320 shader (or stream) processing units, dual link DVI and two DisplayPort connections, together generating a multi-monitor desktop of over 5000 pixels wide from a single accelerator.
The AMD FirePro V8700 will debut for $1,499 and the FirePro V3750 will be available for $199. Both cards will be available in Q4 2008.