Issue: Day 2 - SIGGRAPH 2007


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.