SAN DIEGO - AMD introduced five new high-performance ATI
FireGL workstation graphics accelerators at SIGGRAPH this week. The ATI FireGL
V8650, V8600, V7600, V5600, and V3600 graphics boards are based on the
next-generation ATI graphics processing unit with a unified shader architecture
featuring up to 320 individual stream processing units. The new boards deliver the
acceleration of DirectX 10- and OpenGL 2.1-based professional applications resulting
in increased performance of more than 300 percent as compared to the previous
generation of product.
Notable features include 2GB of on-board memory and a unified
shader architecture that maximizes graphics throughput. AMD's AutoDetect
feature instinctively optimizes the graphics driver based on the user's specific
software applications, even while running multiple programs simultaneously. All
ATI FireGL Visualization series products use a unified driver, which simplifies
installation, deployment and maintenance, while support for Microsoft Vista
enables future compatibility. Native multi-card support maximizes output flexibility
by enabling larger displays, higher resolutions and the ability to drive four screens
from two graphics cards in the same workstation.
The new series of ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators
from AMD are expected to begin shipping in September 2007.