ATI today introduced and began shipping the FireGL V5000 workstation graphics accelerator. With an MSRP of $699 USD and features previously available only to users with high-end graphics accelerators, the FireGL V5000 brings this high-end functionality to a wider range of design professionals.
Doubling the performance of the previous generation product, the FireGL V5000 gives users advanced features such as dual DVI connectors for multi-display applications, dual link support for 9 megapixel displays, stereo 3D capabilities with quad-buffered support, eight pixel pipelines, six geometry engines, increased sub-pixel precision and 128MB of GDDR3 memory. Also featuring a low power consumption design, the FireGL V5000 cards are certified with all the leading 3D applications, such as Discreet 3dsmax, Autodesk VIZ 2005, Catia, Maya, Softimage|XSI and SolidWorks.
The FireGL V5000 is shipping today and is available through Workstation OEMs, Workstation System Integrators and Value Added Resellers. The FireGL V5000 rounds out the FireGL Visualization series, which includes the FireGL V3100, FireGL™ V3200, FireGL V5100 and FireGL V7100, which have been selected by over a dozen industry leading OEMs and Workstation System Integrators for their new PCI Express based systems. The existing AGP products in the FireGL family include the high-end FireGL X3-256, the mid-range FireGL X2-256t, the entry-level FireGL T2-128 and the MOBILITY FireGL T2 processor for mobile workstations.
ATI’s FireGL products are supported by a unified driver and certified by professional 3D ISV partners making system administration and upgrades cost effective and simple. Those partners who have selected the FireGL V5000 include: Alienware, ABS, Boxx, Colfax, Elsa, Matek, Maxdata, Monarch, Research Machines, Sys Tech, Xi Computer and Xworks Interactive. All FireGL products come with a three year warranty and unlimited direct access to a dedicated workstation technical support team.
The FireGL V5000 will be publicly demonstrated for the first time at ATI’s booth at Solidworks World, January 31-February 2.